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Detroit,  MI  (SportsNetwork.com) - Miguel Cabrera's two-run homer highlighted 
Detroit's five-run third inning as the Tigers beat the Chicago White Sox, 8-6, 
in the second test of a four-game set. 

Cabrera also added an RBI double among his three hits for the Tigers, who have 
won four of their last six games. 

Justin Verlander (3-1) fanned seven and surrendered two runs on eight hits and 
two  walks over seven  frames to pick up the win. Ian Kinsler posted a pair of 
hits, RBI and runs scored in the triumph. 

"We  jumped out to an early lead there in the third. Just tried to execute and 
conserve my pitch count," Verlander said. 

Joba Chamberlain picked up the final out to earn his first save of the season. 

Charlie  Leesman (0-1)  allowed six runs on  nine hits and one walk over 2 2/3 
innings  for Chicago,  which had  its brief  two-game winning  streak snapped. 
Jose Abreu smacked a solo homer in defeat. 

Leesman got the start in place of an injured Chris Sale. 

"No  offense to Charlie, but I'm sure those guys were pretty excited when they 
heard Chris was scratched," White Sox DH Adam Dunn said. 

Both teams plated a run in the first before Detroit surged ahead following its 
five-run third. 

Austin  Romine and  Rajai Davis singled to begin the frame and Kinsler doubled 
down  the left  field line  to  bring them  both  home. Cabrera  then sent  an 
opposite-field  shot  that  just  cleared the  wall  in  right-center.  Victor 
Martinez  doubled next  and later scored on Nick Castellanos' sacrifice fly to 
right and make it 6-1 in favor of Detroit. 

RBI doubles by Alex Avila and Rajai Davis in the fifth increased the advantage 
to  8-1 before the White Sox got a run back in the sixth on a run-scoring base 
hit by Alexei Ramirez. 

Alejandro  De Aza lifted a sacrifice fly in the eighth, while Paul Konerko hit 
an  RBI single  and Dunn  added a  two-run homer  in the  ninth to  finish the 
scoring for the White Sox. 

Earlier,  Abreu's two-out blast in the first opened the scoring, but Cabrera's 
RBI double in the home half tied it. 

                                   Game Notes 

Cabrera's  homer  was his  second of the  season ... Avila  had three hits ... 
Dayan Viciedo went 4-for-4 for the White Sox ... The Tigers went 5-for-18 with 
runners in scoring position. 

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