Game Two with Detroit – Abreu Hits #19
John Danks on the mound for the Sox, carrying an ERA of 4.32, with a 4 and 5 record facing Justin Verlander for the Tigers with an ERA of 4.19 with a 6 and 5 record.
The Sox line up for game : Adam Eaton, Gordon Beckham, Conor Gillaspie, Jose Abreu, Adam Dunn, Alexei Ramirez, Dayan Viciedo, Alejandro De Aza, Adrian Nieto.
Abreu smacked home run number 19 at the top of the second, giving the Sox the lead 1 – 0.
Detroit tied things up at the top of the fourth when, Caberea scored on a Hunter ground out to second, Caberea reached on a double to left.
Things became a battle between Danks and Verlander til the bottom of the sixth inning when Abreu started things off with a single to left, Dunn added a second single to move Abreu to second, Ramirez loaded the pond with an infield single. Viciedo hit into a double play which got Abreu home to take the lead 2 – 1. De Aza’s single to shallow right got Dunn across home for a 3 – 1 Sox lead. With Nieto and De Aza already on the pond, Eaton walked to fill the bases. Beckham’s RBI single got Nieto and De Aza home to increase the Sox lead to 5 – 1. Ian Krol took over in the Tigers office mound. Gillaspie’s double to center increased the score to 7 to 1 thanks to Eaton and Beckham making it home. With Abreu given a free pass on base, Dunn’s single got Gillaspie home and moved Abreu to second. Ramirez closed the inning on a Fielder’s choice to short. *Score at the close of the inning is Sox – 8 and the Tigers – 1
The bottom of the seventh saw the Tigers add a second run when, Suarez was given a free pass to first and scored on a Davis double to deep center. Score at the close of the inning – Sox – 8 and Tigers – 2.
Javy Guerra would come on in relief for Danks in the top of the eighth and stay on to close the game out giving the rest of the bull pen a well deserved night off. The final score would be White Sox 8 and the Tigers 2
The Sox find themselves only 2 and a half games out of first with one more in the series to be played tomorrow with Chris Sale on the mound for the Sox against Max Scherzer for the Tigers.