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Scherzer solid as Tigers cruise past White Sox

Chicago,  IL (SportsNetwork.com)  - Bryan  Holaday's two-run  double fueled  a 
four-run  fourth inning  as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Chicago White Sox, 
5-1, on Wednesday. 

Ian  Kinsler and  Miguel  Cabrera both  supplied two  hits  apiece and  Victor 
Martinez  drove  in two runs for  the Tigers, who  have won four of their last 
five. 

"It's  always good  to get  wins against  a division  opponent," said  Detroit 
starter  Max  Scherzer. "They're going to  give us a  fight all the way to the 
end.  Anytime we  can get a win on  the road, it's always a good thing for the 
ball club." 

Scherzer  (3-1) tossed  six  scoreless innings,  scattering  four hits,  three 
walks, and seven strikeouts to earn the win. 

"He  was  great. You  know he is  always tough," said White Sox manager Robin 
Ventura  on Scherzer.  "We at  least got  him a  high pitch  count. He's  just 
tough." 

Dayan  Viciedo went  2-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored. Tyler Flowers' 
single  drove  in Chicago's  only run  as the White Sox  have now dropped two 
straight. 

Hector  Noesi  (0-2) lasted just  3 2/3 innings and  allowed four runs on five 
hits. 

Detroit  won, 4-3,  on Tuesday to take  both games in a short two-game stop in 
Chicago. 

The  Tigers opened the  scoring in the fourth. Torii Hunter stroked a fly ball 
that  eluded Eaton in center field at the warning track for a lead-off double. 
Hunter  moved over  to third after Cabrera's  grounder made its way to left to 
put  runners  on the  corners. Victor  Martinez hit a  sacrifice fly to center 
field to plate Hunter. 

J.D. Martinez then doubled on a flyball to left to place runners at second and 
third.  Noesi walked Jackson to load the bases and Nick Castellanos' sacrifice 
fly  brought  Cabrera home. Holaday  continued the rally  with a line drive to 
left for his double that knocked in two, which made it a 4-0 game. 

The White Sox looked to answer in the home half of the fourth. Alexei Ramirez 
singled  on  a line  drive to right  and Alejandro De  Aza walked, putting men 
at  first  and second with  one-out. Scherzer  recovered to strike out Flowers 
and Marcus Semien to get out of the inning. 

Maikel Cleto got out of a bases-loaded jam in the eighth, but could not escape 
Detroit's  offense  in the  ninth. Holaday  walked to  begin the frame, Andrew 
Romine  reached on a throwing error and Kinsler singled to force Cleto off the 
mound. 

Daniel  Webb entered the game and struck out Hunter and Cabrera before walking 
Victor  Martinez, bringing  in another run. Webb then struck out J.D. Martinez 
to end the threat. 

Viciedo  doubled off  reliever Evan Reed to  lead off the bottom of the ninth. 
Three  batters  later, Flowers singled to  bring him home, providing the Whit
Sox with their lone run. 

                                   Game Notes 

Ramirez,  who entered the game tied with Paul Konerko at 39, set the franchise 
record  for hits in the  month of April to 40. He has also hit safely in 27 of 
his  first  29 games,  joining Buck Weaver  (1920) as the  only two players in 
franchise  history to  accomplish this  feat ...  Hunter extended  his hitting 
streak  to eight games  ... Cabrera has hit safely in seven straight games ... 
Noesi  made  his first start  since May  16 of last  season when he pitched at 
Yankee  Stadium as  a member  of the  Mariners ...  Chicago's bullpen  has not 
allowed an earned run in 16 1/3 innings over the last five games. 

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