Rapid Reaction: Tigers 1, White Sox 0

September, 11, 2013
9/11/13
10:45
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Levine By Bruce Levine
ESPNChicago.com
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CHICAGO -- Here's a quick look at the Chicago White Sox's 1-0 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night at U.S. Cellular Field:

How it happened: Omar Infante drove in the only run of the game with an RBI single in the eighth off of reliever Matt Lindstrom. The White Sox were looking for a series victory, with the unlucky Jose Quintana facing Anibal Sanchez. Quintana had a franchise-record and league-leading 16 no-decisions entering play Wednesday. Quintana struck out Nick Castellanos with the bases loaded in the first inning to escape. Both pitchers threw shutout baseball through seven innings.

What it means: Sanchez won his career-high 14th game, lowering his AL-leading ERA to 2.50. Despite throwing seven scoreless innings, Quintana took another no-decision, continuing a season-long trend. The White Sox's record against the Tigers this season fell to 10-6.

Outside of the box: The White Sox's rotation averages 25 years of age among the six pitchers being used this month. At 28, John Danks is the only starter over 25. ... Surprisingly, the White Sox, who have scored the second-fewest runs in baseball, are hitting a respectable .261 with runners in scoring position and two outs (third best in the majors though they were 0-for-6 Wednesday). ... The Sox made their major league-leading 109th error. The Sox made a league-low 88 errors in 2012.

Up next: Chicago opens a four-game series at home Thursday against the Cleveland Indians. Danks (4-12, 4.45 ERA) matches up with right-hander Corey Kluber (5-5, 3.54 ERA) in the opener.

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Bruce Levine has covered sports in Chicago for over 28 years and hosts "Talkin' Baseball," heard Saturday mornings on ESPN 1000.

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Chris Sale
WINS ERA SO IP
12 2.17 208 174
OTHER LEADERS
BAJ. Abreu .317
HRJ. Abreu 36
RBIJ. Abreu 107
RA. Ramirez 82
OPSJ. Abreu .964
ERAC. Sale 2.17
SOC. Sale 208