White Sox use long ball to slip past Tigers
Chicago, IL – Tyler Flowers, Alexei Ramirez and Paul Konerko hit solo homers and Gavin Floyd pitched six scoreless innings, as the Chicago White Sox defeated the Detroit Tigers, 5-1, in the middle test of a three-game series.
Alejandro De Aza and Adam Dunn each knocked in a run for the White Sox, who have won four in a row to improve to 5-2 on the young season.
Floyd (1-1) gave up just three hits to go with six strikeouts and three walks. He improved to 7-2 in 18 career starts against Detroit.
Brennan Boesch hit a solo home run for the Tigers, who have lost three of four since starting the year 4-0.
Adam Wilk (0-1), filling in for an injured Doug Fister, allowed two runs on three hits in his first career start. But Wilk left the game with an injury after a Prince Fielder foul ball hit him in the dugout during the top of the sixth inning.