Rapid Reaction: White Sox 5, Tigers 0


DETROIT -- Edwin Jackson dazzled in a shutout as the Chicago White Sox remained unbeaten in the second half with a 5-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday.

How it happened: Edwin Jackson was as efficient as Edwin Jackson gets in a dominating outing. The right-hander threw 101 pitches in his first complete game of the season. Juan Pierre and Carlos Quentin powered the offense. Quentin had a home run among his three hits while Pierre had a four-hit game with two steals.

What it means: The White Sox are now 2-for-2 when it comes to playing solid in all aspects of the game after the All-Star break. Beating Justin Verlander right out of the gate could have been considered one of those rare oddities of the season, but the White Sox backed that up with a victory over Max Scherzer. Consider yourself warned, Brad Penny. The White Sox are shooting for their first sweep since May 30-June 1 at Boston.

Outside the box: Since a day off on June 25, Pierre has a hit in 14 of the last 15 games he has played, including his first four-hit game Saturday.

What's next: White Sox right-hander Phil Humber (8-5, 3.10 ERA) will pitch in the series finale against the Tigers. Detroit will counter with right-hander Brad Penny (6-6, 4.50) in the 12:05 p.m. start from Comerica Park.