Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - RBI doubles by Jose Abreu and Dayan Viciedo
highlighted a three-run sixth and the Chicago White Sox defeated the Detroit
Tigers, 3-1, in the opener of a four-game set.
John Danks (2-0) allowed a run on six hits and three walks over 6 1/3 innings
for the White Sox, who have won two in a row on the heels of a four-game
losing streak. Matt Lindstrom fired a scoreless ninth to notch his second save
of the year.
After the game, the team announced that ace left-hander Chris Sale was going
on the 15-day disabled list with a strained muscle in his throwing arm.
"You just don't want to take any chances," White Sox manager Robin Ventura
said. "Give him some rest and get him healthy."
Torii Hunter had two hits and scored a run for Detroit, which had won three of
its last four coming in. Anibal Sanchez (0-2) surrendered three runs on five
hits and a walk over 6 1/3 frames to get the loss.
"I felt great, and then everything happened in a hurry," Sanchez said.
The Tigers led 1-0 through six innings, but a three-run seventh put Chicago in
Back-to-back doubles by Connor Gillaspie and Abreu to begin the frame tied it.
After Adam Dunn struck out, Abreu crossed with the go-ahead run on Viciedo's
two-bagger off the top of the center field wall.
Alexei Ramirez then singled through the hole on the left side. Viciedo had
originally held up at third, but the left fielder Rajai Davis overshot the
cutoff man and the ball darted past catcher Alex Avila, which allowed Viciedo
Sanchez, who backed up on the play, threw Viciedo out at the plate, but
Viciedo was ruled safe following a review.
Avila hit a one-out, ground-rule double and pinch-hitter J.D. Martinez worked
a walk in the ninth, but Davis flied out to left and Ian Kinsler grounded
into a force out to end the game.
Detroit's lone run came in the second on Avila's RBI groundout.
Abreu has 18 RBI this season ... The White Sox were 3-for-11 with runners in
scoring position, while Detroit finished 0-for-10 and left 10 men on base.