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Recap: White Sox 2, Tigers 3
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Game: 3
Venue: Comerica Park
Date: August 04, 2013 1:08 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) - Paul Konerko's ninth-inning homer sent the game into extra innings. All that did was prolong another defeat for Chicago - these White Sox are reaching new lows.

Torii Hunter's RBI single in the 12th inning gave the Detroit Tigers a 3-2 victory over the White Sox on Sunday, extending Chicago's losing streak to 10 games. It's the team's first double-digit skid since June 1976.


``There are not many guys in the clubhouse that have ever been through anything like this. I know I never have,' Konerko said. ``It's getting really tough.'

Miguel Cabrera, who has been dealing with hip and abdominal problems, led off the Detroit 12th with a pinch-hit single. Matt Tuiasosopo ran for him and went to second on a sacrifice bunt by Austin Jackson. Hunter's single off Dylan Axelrod (3-8) drove in the winning run, giving the Tigers their eighth straight victory.

Adam Dunn homered and had four hits for Chicago. Konerko's solo shot in the ninth tied the game at 2.

Bruce Rondon (1-1) pitched two scoreless innings for his first career win. The Tigers have won 12 of 13 and take a three-game lead in the AL Central into a four-game series at second-place Cleveland.

``The starting pitchers are having quality starts, and our bullpen is coming in and getting the job done,' Hunter said. ``Timely hitting, our defense looks good ... all cylinders are clicking right now. We're just going to ride that bike until the wheels fall off.'

The White Sox were aggressive early on, and it ended up backfiring. With one out in the first, Alexei Ramirez left first base early, trying to steal second. Pitcher Rick Porcello eventually realized what was happening and stepped off the rubber, catching Ramirez in a rundown.

The next three hitters reached base on two singles and a walk, but Chicago stranded them all and came out of the inning with no runs.

``We had them on the ropes early, but you've got to push them across the plate if you're going to win,' White Sox manager Robin Ventura said.

Detroit had men on second and third with one out in the second, but Jose Iglesias struck out and Ramon Santiago hit a grounder to first.

Dunn put the White Sox ahead 1-0 with a majestic drive in the fourth. His 26th homer of the year cleared both levels of bushes behind the wall in center field, disappearing into the ivy that also serves as a hitting backdrop at Comerica Park.

Chicago's Andre Rienzo, making his second big league start, still hadn't allowed an earned run in the majors until the Tigers broke through in the seventh. Alex Avila hit an RBI double, and Santiago added a sacrifice fly to give Detroit a 2-1 lead.

Chicago second baseman Gordon Beckham made a terrific sliding catch with his back to the plate on Prince Fielder's eighth-inning popup. That helped keep the White Sox within a run.

Porcello allowed a run and eight hits in 7 2-3 innings. He struck out four and walked one. Reliever Drew Smyly allowed Konerko's homer in the ninth.

Rienzo allowed two runs and four hits in six-plus innings. He struck out three and walked three.

Detroit shortstop Jhonny Peralta - who faces a possible suspension from Major League Baseball's drug investigation - made a nice catch of Ramirez's soft liner in the 10th to start a double play.

``We all know what we're supposed to say - we have to put it behind us and just start over tomorrow,' Konerko said. ``But that's a lot harder to do than it is to say.'

NOTES: Jackson's grounder up the middle in the sixth appeared to hit Rienzo's throwing hand, but the Brazilian right-hander stayed in the game. ... Detroit sends RHP Anibal Sanchez (9-7) to the mound Monday night against Cleveland RHP Corey Kluber (7-5). Chicago hosts the New York Yankees. LHP Jose Quintana (5-3) starts for the White Sox against LHP Andy Pettitte (7-8).

The Associated Press News Service

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