DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – The Tigers were hit early for four runs and never recovered as the Chicago White Sox trounced the Detroit Tigers 8-2 on Friday night.
As heard on 97.1 The Ticket, the Tigers lost their first game after claiming first place just before the All Star break.
The only bright spot for the Tigers came when Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer for Detroit in the fourth, and later added a single for his 1,500th career hit.
Gavin Floyd allowed six hits into the eighth inning, outpitching Justin Verlander and leading the Chicago White Sox the win over Detroit.
Carlos Quentin had three hits and three RBIs for the White Sox. Chicago scored four runs off Verlander in the third inning – more than the Detroit ace had allowed in any start since May 24.
Verlander (12-5) threw six innings, his shortest outing since that same date.
Floyd (7-9) allowed two runs – one earned – and struck out five in 7 2-3 innings. He walked one.
Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer for Detroit in the fourth, and later added a single for his 1,500th career hit.
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