Detroit, MI – Austin Jackson's two-run homer and Jhonny run double backed another gem from Justin Verlander, as the 1, in the opener of a critical three-game series.
Verlander (21-5) allowed one run over 7 1/3 innings to earn his ninth straight win. He walked one and struck out six.
Delmon Young added an RBI triple for the Tigers, who have won three of four.
John Danks (6-10) was knocked around for eight runs on nine hits in 4 2/3 frames to suffer the loss.
Tyler Flowers hit a home run for the White Sox, who fell 6 1/2 games behind the AL Central-leading Tigers.