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Chicago,  IL (SportsNetwork.com)  - Ronald Belisario stranded the tying run on
third  base  in the  ninth inning as  the ChicagoWhite  Sox edged the Detroit
Tigers, 6-5, in the opener of a four-game set between the AL Central rivals.

Chicago's  corner outfielders  misplayed two  balls into  doubles in  the last
inning,  as  Moises Sierra  lost Austin  Jackson's fly ball  in the lights and
Alejandro De Aza overran Alex Avila's deep line drive to the wall in left.

Avila's double pulled Detroit within 6-5, but Belisario retired the next three
hitters in succession to post his sixth save of the year.

Jose  Abreu belted  a two-run  homer, Conor  Gillaspie knocked  in a  pair and
Gordon  Beckham  went 3-for-5 with  a run  scored and an  RBI for the Sox, who
dropped three straight to the Angels in Anaheim over the weekend.

"It  was a team  win tonight," Gillaspie said. "We had so many guys contribute
in so many different ways."

Victor  Martinez smacked  a two-run homer for Detroit while Eugenio Suarez and
Miguel  Cabrera, who  exited Sunday's game with left hamstring tightness, both
hit solo blasts in the setback.

Hector  Noesi (2-4)  served up those three  home runs but still came away with
the  win,  his second  straight after  going two years  without a victory. The
right-hander was charged with four runs on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings.

Rick  Porcello (8-4) surrendered  six runs -- five earned -- on nine hits over
five-plus innings for the Tigers, who have dropped seven of their last nine.

"It was a struggle from the get-go," Porcello said.

Noesi  set down 10 of the first 11 batters he faced and was staked to an early
lead  when Beckham singled in Adam Eaton in the first and Gillaspie knocked in
Tyler Flowers with a base hit two innings later.

Solo  home  runs by  Cabrera  and  Suarez in  the  fourth  and fifth  innings,
respectively,  erased  Detroit's 2-0 deficit,  but the Sox answered with three
runs in their half of the fifth to take the lead for good.

Beckham hit a ground-rule double to left and scored standing up on Gillaspie's
base  hit to  right field, and Abreu cranked  his 18th home run of the year to
make it a 5-2 game.

Martinez  pulled  Detroit back with  one with a  two-run blast into the right-
field  seats in  the sixth, though Chicago  got a pivotal run back in its next
turn as Eaton singled in De Aza.

                                   Game Notes

Noesi  was 0-14  over a span of  40 appearances -- 19 starts -- before beating
the Dodgers in his previous outing ... Porcello was 9-1 with a 2.36 ERA in his
previous  13 outings  against Chicago. Detroit went 12-1 in those contests ...
Martinez  has 15  home runs this season,  eclipsing the 14 he had in 159 games
last year ... Chicago had lost four straight home games to Detroit.

 
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