Eloy Jimenez hit a three-run homer in the first inning, and the Chicago White Sox snapped Detroit’s four-game winning streak with an 8-4 victory over the Tigers on Tuesday night.

DETROIT, MICHIGAN – AUGUST 11: Eloy Jimenez #74 of the Chicago White Sox celebrates his first inning three run home run with Edwin Encarnacion #23 while playing the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on August 11, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Edwin Encarnacion also went deep for the White Sox, who won for only the second time in seven games. Austin Romine hit a two-run shot for Detroit.

Jose Abreu had three hits, including a pair of RBI doubles.

Gio Gonzalez was pulled one out shy of the win. He allowed two runs and six hits in 4 2/3 innings.

“It’s always frustrating,” Gonzalez said. “You never want to give up the ball in a situation like that.”

DETROIT, MICHIGAN – AUGUST 11: Gio Gonzalez #47 of the Chicago White Sox throws a first-inning pitch against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on August 11, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Matt Foster (2-0) was credited with the win after striking out four in two perfect innings.

Tyler Alexander (1-1) allowed five runs in 3 2/3 innings in his first start of the season. His previous appearance was a memorable one — he struck out an American League record-tying nine straight hitters during a relief appearance Aug. 2 against Cincinnati.

“His breaking ball wasn’t sharp. For the most part, he got things up. That’s a powerful lineup. Just one of those days,” Detroit manager Ron Gardenhire said. “The kid’s been throwing great. We’ve all seen it. It just didn’t work out today.”

DETROIT, MICHIGAN – AUGUST 11: Jose Abreu #79 of the Chicago White Sox celebrates with Luis Robert #88 after scoring in the sixth inning while playing the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on August 11, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Abreu opened the scoring with a run-scoring double in the first, and Jimenez’s home run to right field made it 4-0. Encarnacion hit a solo shot in the fourth.

Romine’s homer came in the fifth. Jimenez hit an RBI single in the sixth, and the White Sox added two more runs in the seventh.

Harold Castro hit an RBI single as part of Detroit’s two-run ninth.

Gonzalez was taken out with two outs in the fifth, a man on first and Miguel Cabrera coming up. Chicago replaced the left-hander with Jimmy Cordero, and the righty threw only one pitch, retiring Cabrera on a lineout to the shortstop.

White Sox manager Rick Renteria said he came close to leaving Gonzalez in.

DETROIT, MICHIGAN – AUGUST 11: Steve Cishek #31 of the Chicago White Sox throws a ninth inning pitch while playing the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on August 11, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

“As I tell all my pitchers when I think you’re out of outs, I go get you,” Renteria said. “It’s best to make a move one pitch too soon than one pitch too late.”

TRAINER’S ROOM

White Sox: Chicago reinstated SS Tim Anderson (strained right groin) from the injured list before the game and put INF Leury Garcia (sprained left thumb) on the IL. Anderson had a walk, a hit, and two runs.

Tigers: Detroit put 1B C.J. Cron on the injured list before the game with a left knee sprain. Trainer Doug Teter said Cron has damage to a ligament and there is no timetable for his return.

UP NEXT

LHP Matthew Boyd (0-1) starts for Detroit in Wednesday’s series finale against RHP Dylan Cease (2-1).

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