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White Sox chase Verlander, beat Tigers

Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Conor Gillaspie's two-run double highlighted
a  big sixth  inning for Chicago as  the White Sox grabbed an 8-2 victory over
the Detroit Tigers in the second of a rain-shortened three-game set.

Gordon  Beckham had a  two-run single in the inning, and Jose Abreu hit a home
run  earlier in  the game and went  3-for-4 with two runs scored for the White Sox , who have won the first two games of this series.

"We  show up to  play and we don't expect everything," said Beckham. "We don't
expect  to  win the division  tomorrow, but  we just want  to do our thing and
we're getting some wins right now."

John  Danks (5-5)  gave  up two  runs  on six  hits with  two  walks and  four
strikeouts over seven innings to win his second straight start.

Rajai Davis and Torii Hunter each drove in a run for the Tigers, who have lost
three straight and eight of their last 10.

Justin  Verlander (6-6) was  tagged for seven runs on eight hits in just 5 2/3
innings to lose his second straight start.

"There's  nothing  in particular that concerns  me with Justin that I can tell
you,  but we've  got to  find a  way to  fix him,"  said Detroit  manager Brad
Ausmus.

Tuesday's  game had  been rained out, with no make-up date yet announced. Both
starters on Wednesday were scheduled to pitch Tuesday's game.

The  game was  tied in the sixth  inning when the White Sox exploded for seven
runs.

It  appeared the Tigers  were going to get away with little damage as the team
turned  a  double play  on a Dayan  Viciedo ground ball  after the first three
batters reached base with singles. The double play scored a run, but Alejandro
De Aza followed with a single to plate another run.

The  next two batters walked, and Beckham singled in two more to bring out Ian
Krol in relief of Verlander.

Gillaspie  greeted Krol with a double to score two more runs, and he came home
on an Adam Dunn single for an 8-1 lead.

Detroit  got a  run back in the  seventh on a Davis double that plated Eugenio
Suarez.

Abreu's  leadoff homer  in the second got  the  White Sox n the board, but the
Tigers tied the game in the fourth on a run-scoring groundout from Hunter.

                                   Game Notes

Each  team has won  four games in the series this season ... Verlander fell to
5-8  in 16 career starts at U.S. Cellular Field ... Danks moved to 6-10 in his
career  against the Tigers ... Both teams left 10 men on base, but Chicago was
5-for-13 with runners in scoring position, while Detroit was 0-for-8.

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