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Holaday's bunt single boosts Tigers over White Sox

Chicago,  IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Bryan Holaday's two-out bunt single broke a 
tie  in the  top of the ninth inning  and sent the Detroit Tigers to a 4-3 win 
over  the Chicago White Sox in the  opener of a brief two-game set Tuesday at 
U.S. Cellular Field. 

A  Chicago miscue helped  put the go-ahead run 90 feet away, as Austin Jackson 
stroked  a  fly ball to  right-center field with one  away in the frame. Right 
fielder  Dayan Viciedo got  under the ball on the warning track, but it tipped 
off his glove, allowing Jackson to race around to third. 

Ronald  Belisario  (1-3) then struck  out Nick  Castellanos for the second out 
before  Holaday pushed  a perfect  bunt  down the  third-base line.  Belisario 
sprang off the mound and fielded the ball, but his throw to first was high and 
Jackson scored to give the White Sox the lead. 

Joe  Nathan worked a  1-2-3 bottom of the ninth to nail down his fifth save of 
the  season, while Joba Chamberlain (1-1) stranded runners on first and second 
in the eighth to pick up his first win with the Tigers. 

Victor Martinez, Torii Hunter and Jackson each added an RBI for Detroit, which 
has won three of its last four games. 

Adam  Eaton and  Gordon Beckham recorded an  RBI and run scored apiece for the 
WhitSox, who had a two-game win streak halted. 

Neither  starter factored  in the  decision, despite  both hurlers  putting on 
solid  performances. Detroit's Justin Verlander allowed three runs on six hits 
and  three walks  over seven  innings, while  Chicago's Jose  Quintana yielded 
three runs on eight hits while striking out 10 over six frames. 

The White Sox did  all of  their damage  against Verlander  in the third, as 
Marcus Semien smacked a one-out single before scoring when Eaton followed with 
a double into the left-field corner. 

Beckham  then  ripped a  single to right  to score Eaton  and after Jose Abreu 
fanned, Adam Dunn smacked a double to right to plate Beckham for a 3-0 lead. 

Martinez's  RBI single  in the  fourth  got Detroit  on the  board before  the 
visitors used a two-out rally in the sixth to even the score. 

The  Tigers strung  together four straight two-out singles, including back-to- 
back RBI base hits from Hunter and Jackson that tied the game for the Tigers. 

Chicago nearly broke the deadlock in the seventh when Alejandro De Aza stroked 
a  one-out triple and Tyler Flowers followed with a walk, but Verlander struck 
out Semien and Eaton in succession to escape the frame unscathed. 

                                   Game Notes 

The  game was delayed 21 minutes prior to the start of the bottom of the first 
inning  due to  rain  ... Chicago  finished 2-for-8  with  runners in  scoring 
position  and  left six  men on  base ...  Detroit went  4-for-7 with RISP and 
stranded five runners ... Holaday recorded his first career stolen base.

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