DETROIT (AP) — Juan Pierre's two-run double and run-saving catch in the fourth inning helped the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 6-2 Tuesday.
Freddy Garcia (3-2) gave up two runs over six innings, going five starts without a loss for the first time since the end of the 2006 season.
Sergio Santos, J.J. Putz and Bobby Jenks each pitched an inning of scoreless relief.
Rick Porcello (3-4) allowed four runs on eight hits in seven innings.
Pierre led off the game with a walk and scored, hit a two-out double to give Chicago a two-run lead in its three-run fourth and dove to rob Gerald Laird of an RBI single that would have made it 4-3 in the inning.
Detroit's Johnny Damon hit a homer in the first inning and Brennan Boesch doubled and scored a go-ahead run in the second.
Brandon Inge got to third with one out after putting the Tigers ahead in the second inning, but they continued to struggle scoring runners from third with one or fewer outs.
Garcia stranded Inge by getting Laird to ground out and Adam Everett to pop out.
Boesch led off the fourth with a single stole second and advanced on a fly. He didn't get home because Ramon Santiago grounded out and Laird lined out to Pierre.
Austin Jackson doubled in the fifth, advanced on a wild pitch and was stranded because Damon struck out and Miguel Cabrera lined out.
Detroit entered the game with a .475 success rate of scoring runners from third with less than two outs, leading just three teams in the category, according to STATS.
Inge had a homer in the sixth inning overturned by video review, which gave the umpiring crew a chance to see that his blast to left was about a foot outside the pole.
The White Sox took advantage of shaky defense in the out to score two runs, padding their lead to 6-2.
NOTES: Boesch extended his hitting streak to eight games with his 10th multihit game in his 20-game career. ... Chicago, which had lost six of nine, opens a homestand Wednesday against the Angels. ... The Tigers, who won their previous two series at home against the Red Sox and Yankees, open a road trip Wednesday night at Oakland.