- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 10, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago White Sox jumped ahead, and the Detroit Tigers came right back. Jose Abreu had a big two-run homer for the White Sox, and Victor Martinez responded with one of his own for the AL Central leaders.

Adam Eaton loved every minute of it.

Eaton had a key run-scoring single in the sixth inning, and the White Sox snapped a three-game losing streak with a 6-5 victory over the Tigers on Monday night.

“South Siders, we’re grinders,” said Eaton, acquired from Arizona in a three-team December trade. “We’re going to try to do the little things right and grind games out. I think that was as close to a boxing match as you can get.

“Grinding it out, and I wouldn’t have a baseball game any other way. I think that’s how it’s supposed to be played.”

Gordon Beckham had three hits and Conor Gillaspie drove in two runs as Chicago bounced back from a sluggish trip to Southern California. The White Sox took two of three from the Dodgers before getting swept in a weekend series against the Angels.

Martinez, Miguel Cabrera and Eugenio Suarez connected for Detroit, which has dropped seven of nine. Cabrera went 2 for 4 while serving as the designated hitter after leaving Sunday night’s 5-3 loss to Boston with left hamstring tightness.

“I feel better than yesterday,” Cabrera said. “In the last couple innings, it was tightening. But hopefully I can come back tomorrow in the field and get loose again.”

Martinez’s two-run shot off Hector Noesi (2-4) trimmed Chicago’s lead to 5-4 in the sixth. But the White Sox got a big run in the bottom half on Eaton’s single and held on to win the opener of a nine-game homestand.

Ronald Belisario worked a shaky ninth for his sixth save.

“We had so many people contribute in so many different ways,” Gillaspie said.

Alex Avila hit an RBI double off Belisario before the right-hander retired Suarez on a deep fly to center. Pinch-runner Rajai Davis advanced to third on the play, but Belisario struck out Ian Kinsler and got pinch-hitter Torii Hunter to ground to third for the final out.

Rick Porcello (8-4) struggled through five-plus innings for Detroit, allowing six runs and nine hits. He also committed a costly throwing error that set up Eaton’s run-scoring hit.

“I just couldn’t find any consistency in executing pitches,” Porcello said. “I mean, we face these guys a lot. They know what you’re going to do, and when you’re not on point, on your game, they’re going to get all over it.”

Porcello was 9-1 with a 2.35 ERA in his previous 12 starts against the White Sox. The 25-year-old right-hander went 3-0 with a 1.64 ERA in three starts at U.S. Cellular Field last season.

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