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Detroit,  MI (SportsNetwork.com)  - Nick  Castellanos  had four  RBI, and  his 
three-run  homer  keyed  a  six-run  opening inning,  as  the  Detroit  Tigers 
dominated the Chicago White Sox, 7-2, at Comerica Park. 

Max  Scherzer (13-3) yielded five hits and a run over seven innings to win his 
fifth  consecutive decision over a seven-start span. He hasn't lost since June 
17  against Kansas  City. Scherzer, the first AL pitcher to reach 13 victories 
this  season,  has won  nine of his  last 10 decisions  against the White Sox, 
dating back to Sept. 1, 2012. 

"The way I'm using my off-speed pitches, they're all crisp. They're moving the 
way  I want them  to," Scherzer said. "I'm throwing the ball as well as I ever 
have." 

Victor Martinez, Torii Hunter and J.D. Martinez had consecutive RBI singles in 
the big inning, during which eight straight Tigers reached base against Hector 
Noesi. 

The  AL  Central leaders, who  snapped a four-game  skid, bounced back from an 
11-4 loss in the opener of this three-game series. 

Noesi (5-8), who won his previous two starts, was charged with 10 hits and six 
runs over six frames. 

"They just got after him in the first inning," White Sox manager Robin Ventura 
said.  "He  got the first  out, but after  that he was  just getting up in the 
zone. They were hitting them where we weren't." 

Adam  Dunn homered in  the ninth inning off Al Alburquerque, but the White So
fell eight games behind the division-leading Tigers. 

The  Tigers  had scored six  runs over their  previous four games, but matched 
that  total  in the first inning  against an ineffective Noesi, who struck out 
Austin  Jackson  to start  the frame.  Ian Kinsler  singled and Miguel Cabrera 
walked  to start Detroit's huge inning. Victor Martinez then singled to right, 
and then Hunter and J.D. Martinez singled to center for a 3-0 lead. 

Castellanos made it three straight batters to hit a first offering from Noesi. 
Castellanos, who was scratched from Tuesday's lineup with a right index finger 
contusion, belted his seventh homer of the year to right field. 

"It  certainly was a  nice way to break the game open and kind of break out of 
our  little  scoring slump,"  Tigers manager  Brad Ausmus  said. "But when you 
score  like  that, six runs and  you don't really  add on, you always feel you 
give  them  an opportunity to  get back in. Fortunately  today, Max did a nice 
job." 

Alex  Avila  walked and Andrew Romine  singled before Noesi finally got out of 
the inning with a 6-0 deficit. 

Scherzer  faced the  minimum number of batters over the first five innings and 
allowed  his only run in the seventh when Dayan Viciedo's sacrifice fly plated 
Alexei Ramirez. Jose Abreu singled to right in the frame to extend his hitting 
streak to 19 games. 

Castellanos singled in Hunter in the bottom of the seventh. 

                                   Game Notes 

The  game was delayed  by rain for 26 minutes at the start ... Jackson has hit 
safely  in 16  of his last 18 games  ... Hunter had three of Detroit's 13 hits 
... Scherzer is 12-5 lifetime against the White Sox. 

 
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