How it happened: All four runs scored came on solo home runs, three by the Tigers and one by Adam Dunn. Dylan Axelrod's first start got off to a rocky beginning as he gave up a leadoff homer to Austin Jackson. Prince Fielder also homered off Axelrod in the third. Axelrod threw 99 pitches in 4 1/3 innings, giving up six hits and two walks while striking out four. Tigers starter Rick Porcello went 6 1/3 innings, allowing four hits but just one run on Dunn’s ninth homer of the season in the first inning. Dunn has five homers in the last seven games. Andy Dirks finished the scoring with a solo homer off Hector Santiago.
What it means: The White Sox failed to get back to .500, losing their fourth straight series since sweeping the Seattle Mariners April 20-22.
Outside the box: Dayan Viciedo left the game in the top of the seventh with an apparent right elbow injury. He was hit by a pitch.
Up next: The White Sox head to Cleveland for a day-night doubleheader against the Indians at Progressive Field. Game 1 starts at 12:05 CT and Game 2 is at 6:05 CT. Chicago manager Robin Ventura said that the White Sox will bring up Lefty Eric Stults from the minors to start the second game. Stults (0-0) will face Josh Tomlin (1-2). Phil Humber (1-1) will face Zach McAllister (0-0) in the opener.
Information from the Associated Press contributed to this report.