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Cabrera, White Sox rally for 7-6 win over Tigers

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White Sox rally past Tigers

Melky Cabrera's three-run homer tied the game and Avisail Garcia's single in the eighth lifts the White Sox past the Tigers 7-6.

CHICAGO -- Melky Cabrera hit a tying homer and drove in four runs, and the Chicago White Sox scored four times in the eighth inning to rally past the Detroit Tigers 7-6 on Wednesday night.

Avisail Garcia's two-out single drove in the go-ahead run on the sixth straight hit off reliever Joba Chamberlain (0-1). All of them came after he retired the first two batters in the inning.

Cabrera tied the score at 6 with a three-run shot. Conor Gillaspie homered early for Chicago, its first long ball since April 22.

Zach Putnam (1-1) worked an inning to get the win and David Robertson earned his fifth save for the White Sox (10-14), who improved to 8-3 at home.

Victor Martinez homered and knocked in four runs for the Tigers.

Chicago trailed 6-3 in the eighth after Martinez drove in his fourth run of the night with a single.

Miguel Cabrera's run-scoring single gave the Tigers a 4-3 lead in the fifth. Detroit added a run in the sixth when J.D. Martinez scored on Rajai Davis' grounder.

Victor Martinez's two-run homer broke a 1-all tie in the third. He drove an 0-2 pitch from Chris Sale into the left-field stands.

The White Sox cut the deficit to 3-2 in the bottom half when they loaded the bases before Jose Abreu scored on Alfredo Simon's wild pitch.

Chicago tied it in the fourth on Melky Cabrera's sacrifice fly.

Detroit took a 1-0 lead on Victor Martinez's sacrifice fly that scored Davis, who led off the game with a triple.

The White Sox pulled even in the second on Gillaspie's first home run of the season. The solo shot snapped a nine-game home run drought for Chicago.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Tigers: SS Jose Iglesias returned to the lineup after leaving Sunday's game against Kansas City with tightness in his left groin. Iglesias was scheduled to return Tuesday, but was a late scratch by manager Brad Ausmus. ... RHP Justin Verlander was cleared to start throwing and made about 50 throws Wednesday in the outfield. Verlander has been sidelined all season with a strained right triceps and underwent a third MRI exam Tuesday.

White Sox: Relief pitcher Nate Jones will remain in Chicago through the weekend so the White Sox can determine the next steps in his rehabilitation. Jones had Tommy John surgery last June and has been at extended spring training. Jones, on the 60-day disabled list, said the message from manager Robin Ventura and pitching coach Don Cooper is to remain patient and focus on getting through each day healthy.

UP NEXT

Detroit LHP Kyle Lobstein (2-2, 3.91 ERA) faces Chicago LHP Jose Quintana (1-2, 5.28).

Quintana allowed nine earned runs and 10 hits in four innings during his last outing against the Tigers on April 19.