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Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Rapid Reaction: Tigers 5, White Sox 3

By Scott Powers



CHICAGO -- Here’s a quick look at the Detroit Tigers' 5-3 win over the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on Tuesday.

How it happened: The Tigers rallied from a 2-0 deficit in the fifth inning with home runs by Austin Jackson and Miguel Cabrera. Jackson first tied the game with a two-run homer. Cabrera broke the tie with his 36th homer of the season. They were the only three runs White Sox starter Jake Peavy allowed through 5 1/3 innings. As usual, the White Sox weren’t able to give Peavy much run support. The White Sox had just two hits against Tigers starter Doug Fister, who pitched seven innings and retired the last 14 hitters he faced. Dewayne Wise and Gordon Beckham each hit solo home runs for the White Sox. It was Beckham’s 15th homer of the season, setting a career-high. Francisco Liriano made his first relief appearance for the White Sox, and it didn’t go well. He allowed two hits, two runs and hit one batter while not getting anyone out in the eighth inning.

What it means: The Tigers moved back to within two games of the White Sox in the American League Central with two games remaining in their season series.
Outside the box: The White Sox have just scored 48 runs for Peavy over his last 17 starts. During that span, he’s 3-10 with a 3.49 ERA.

Up next: Gavin Floyd (9-9, 4.55) will start for the White Sox, and Max Scherzer (15-6, 3.85) will start for the Tigers in the 7:10 p.m. CT game on Wednesday.