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Recap: Tigers 6, White Sox 2
Boxscores    Line Movements    BT Movements
Game: 2
Venue: U.S. Cellular Field
Date: July 23, 2013 8:10 PM EDT
  

CHICAGO (AP) - It really wasn't too long ago that the Chicago White Sox could count on their defense. Now, it seems, every play is an adventure.

Rick Porcello pitched four-hit ball over seven scoreless innings, Jhonny Peralta homered and the Detroit Tigers took advantage of four errors in a 6-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night.

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``I don't know if it is psychological,' Paul Konerko said. ``I definitely think it is a contagious thing. We have some guys that are really good defenders that have gotten swallowed up in it. Crazy things happen in this game. I have seen it with not just defensive stuff. But whether it be bullpen stuff, offensive stuff, different years, give you different things.'

With MVP and Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera sidelined by a hip problem, the AL Central leaders again got all the help they needed from Chicago. One night after matching what was a season-high with three errors and giving up five unearned runs in a 7-3 loss to the Tigers, the White Sox managed to outdo themselves.

The four errors matched their highest total since a game at Kansas City on April 6, 2011, and gave them 68 in all - two shy of last year's total. They also matched a season high by falling 19 games below .500.

``I don't think anyone saw this one coming this year with the way we played last year and we have pretty much the same pieces,' Konerko said. ``The ball just kept rolling down the hill the wrong way and we have not stopped it.'

Peralta, meanwhile, delivered an RBI single and scored in a three-run fourth in which the Tigers took advantage of two errors. He also hit a solo drive off Hector Santiago (3-6) in the sixth, and Detroit scored three in the inning to go up 6-0.

That was more than enough for Porcello (7-6), who won his third straight start after dropping three in a row. He struck out one and walked three.

Santiago took the loss after four straight no-decisions, allowing six runs over six innings. Only three were earned, but just like Chris Sale the previous night, he got no support from his fielders.

``I don't even know how many were unearned tonight or earned,' Santiago said. ``In a situation like that, you just want to get those plays back. They're out there trying to play their heart out, give everything they got. It's part of the game, it gets away from them trying to make a play. It just falls out of the glove or something.'

The error procession started in the first inning when first baseman Adam Dunn appeared to bump Torii Hunter and force him out of the baseline in a rundown. The runner was awarded second base, and manager Robin Ventura got ejected for the first time this season after a heated argument with first base umpire Gary Darling.

It only got worse for Chicago in the fourth.

Matt Tuiasosopo reached leading off when third baseman Conor Gillaspie booted his grounder. Tuiasosopo scored from third on a single by Peralta after Victor Martinez doubled. There was also a bases-loaded walk to Don Kelly and a sacrifice fly by Hernan Perez in which right fielder Alex Rios' throw home got away from catcher Josh Phegley, allowing the runner to advance from first to second.

Peralta made it 4-0 with his drive to left with one out in the sixth, and the Tigers added two more in the inning with the White Sox committing another error along the way.

That happened when left fielder Dayan Viciedo bobbled the ball several times trying to pick it up after Perez tripled with a man on first, allowing both runners to score.

As for Cabrera, he said he didn't go for an MRI and was feeling better on Tuesday - a day after he walked off the field with a sore left hip flexor.

Manager Jim Leyland said his star might return within the next two days against Chicago and that he doesn't expect him to wind up on the disabled list.

``I doubt very much he'll play (Wednesday),' Leyland said. ``I can assure you, he's not going to play both these games the next two days. ... Will he play one? I can't answer that. But if he played (Wednesday) night, he certainly wouldn't play the day game. I don't know if he'll player either of the two, to be honest with you.'

NOTES: Leyland said 2B Omar Infante, on the disabled list with a sprained left ankle, could soon begin a rehab assignment. Assuming no setbacks from Tuesday's workout, Infante would leave for Class-A West Michigan on Wednesday and could rejoin the Tigers this weekend. Leyland also said LHP Darin Downs (tendinitis in his pitching shoulder) is ``probably close to going out and pitching. But I can't tell you when.' ... White Sox reliever Jesse Crain threw off a mound Tuesday for the first time since he went on the disabled list with a strained right shoulder and could be ready to return as soon as this weekend, pitching coach Don Cooper said. He is tentatively scheduled to throw on the side on Thursday.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Tigers at White Sox
Mon, Jul 22 Final 7 to 3
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 2
Tigers at White Sox
Tue, Jul 23 Final 6 to 2
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 3
Tigers at White Sox
Wed, Jul 24 Final 6 to 2
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 4
Tigers at White Sox
Thu, Jul 25 Final 4 to 7
 Boxscores    Recaps

 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 DET  -115   +140   8.5 
 CHW  +105   -160   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 DET  -112   +135   8.5 
 CHW  +102   -155   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 DET  66%   79%   74% 
 CHW  34%   21%   26% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Jul 22, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 DET 7 Cover: +100 
 CHW 3 Over: 10 
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 Jul 11, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 CHW 6 Cover: +145 
 DET 3 Over: 9 
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 Jul 10, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 CHW 5 Over: 13 
 DET 8 Cover: +100 
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 Jul 9, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 CHW 11 Cover: +240 
 DET 4 Over: 15 
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 MLB RECAPS
 Tuesday, Jul 23
 
    Dodgers at Blue Jays
7:05 PM EDT
    Pirates at Nationals
7:05 PM EDT
    Reds at Giants
7:05 PM EDT
    Rays at Red Sox
7:10 PM EDT
    Braves at Mets
7:10 PM EDT
    Yankees at Rangers
8:05 PM EDT
    Tigers at White Sox
8:10 PM EDT
    Orioles at Royals
8:10 PM EDT
    Padres at Brewers
8:10 PM EDT
    Athletics at Astros
8:10 PM EDT
    Phillies at Cardinals
8:15 PM EDT
    Marlins at Rockies
8:40 PM EDT
    Cubs at Diamondbacks
9:40 PM EDT
    Twins at Angels
10:05 PM EDT
    Giants at Reds
10:05 PM EDT
    Indians at Mariners
10:10 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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