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Semien's grand slam powers White Sox past Tigers

Detroit,  MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Marcus Semien belted his first career grand 
slam in the seventh inning to lift the Chicago White Sox to a 6-4 win over the 
Detroit Tigers. 

WhitSox rookie Jose Abreu hit his seventh homer, a two-run shot in the first 
inning,  and made a game-ending catch on a line drive down the first base line 
with Detroit runners at second and third base in the ninth inning. 

The White Sox  have won two of  the first three games in the four-game series 
and three of their last four overall. 

Austin  Jackson hit  a two-run homer to punctuate a four-run fourth inning for 
the Tigers. 

White  Sox  right-hander Andre Rienzo  (1-0) threw 6  1/3 innings for the win, 
giving up four runs on five hits and two walks with three strikeouts. 

Tigers lefty Drew Smyly didn't factor in the decision after striking out seven 
in  six  innings. The former reliever,  making his second start of the season, 
gave up just six hits and a walk. 

One  of the hits  happened to be Abreu's homer in the first inning, which gave 
the White Sox a 2-0 lead just three batters into the game. 

"It's  tough when they  get to you in the first," said Smyly. "But you have to 
hang with them. You can't give in." 

Semien's  two-out  grand slam in  the seventh came off  Ian Krol. Three of the 
runs  were charged to  Evan Reed (0-1), who relieved Smyly and gave up singles 
to Paul Konerko and Alejandro De Aza and a walk to Tyler Flowers. 

After  Krol got Jordan  Danks on a pop out, Semien knocked a 3-1 fastball over 
the left-field wall for a 6-4 Chicago lead. 

Matt  Lindstrom pitched the  ninth and go his third save but not without a few 
loud outs with runners on base. Nick Castellanos flied out to deep right field 
and Abreu snared Alex Avila's liner to end the game. 

Earlier,  Leury  Garcia hit a one-out  single in the first inning before Abreu 
knocked a 2-2 fastball over the wall in center field for a 2-0 White Sox lead. 

Rienzo  faced  just one Detroit batter  over the minimum through three innings 
but  put  the first  two on  in the fourth  after Don  Kelly walked and Miguel 
Cabrera singled. 

The  runners  moved up  on a  ground out  and Kelly  scored on J.D. Martinez's 
single  before Jackson cracked  a two-run homer to left field for a 4-2 Tigers 

                                   Game Notes 

Rienzo started in place of the injured Felipe Paulino ... Abreu has 21 RBI ... 
Semien hit his third homer of the season and Jackson his second. 

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