- Associated Press - Saturday, June 6, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) - The Detroit Tigers needed just one more out. Instead, their worst slump in years continued.

Adam LaRoche’s solo homer with two outs in the ninth inning tied it, and Alex Wilson hit Avisail Garcia with a pitch with the bases loaded in the 11th inning, giving the Chicago White Sox a 4-3 victory and the Tigers their eighth straight loss.

Garcia also went deep. LaRoche sent the game to extra innings with his drive off Joakim Soria, and the Tigers matched their longest skid since 2005. The four-time defending AL Central champions also fell to .500 for the first time this year.

“I’ve been through it before,” Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. “These things happen in this game. It will rip your heart out at times, but I think everybody in this clubhouse knows we’re a good team and this is just a bad stretch.”

Adam Eaton and Alexei Ramirez started the winning rally for Chicago with back-to-back singles off Wilson (1-2) before Jose Abreu was intentionally walked. That loaded the bases with none out, and Garcia got hit in the right arm by a 1-2 pitch.

That made a winner of Jake Petricka (1-1), who worked the 11th.

The Tigers looked as if they were on their way to a routine win after Josh Wilson broke a 1-1 tie with his two-run single off Jose Quintana in the seventh.

But Garcia homered leading off the bottom half against Kyle Ryan. LaRoche tied it in the ninth with a drive just beyond a leaping center fielder Rajai Davis’ glove, to send the game into extra innings.

“Overall, the effort from everyone was great tonight,” Wilson said. “Unfortunately those two runs didn’t stand up there.”

Ryan held Chicago to two runs and three hits over seven solid innings. He gave up an RBI double to Abreu in the first and did not allow another run until Garcia’s drive in the seventh, making it 3-2.

The White Sox had the tying run on in the eighth after pinch hitter J.B. Shuck led off with a single against Joba Chamberlain. But with two outs and the runner on third, Soria came in and got Alexei Ramirez to ground out to shortstop to end the inning.

He then retired the first two batters in the ninth before LaRoche drove an 0-1 pitch just beyond Davis’ reach for his seventh homer. The blown save was Soria’s second in 17 chances.

Quintana lasted seven innings, giving up three runs and nine hits.

NOTABLE

Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera extended his on-base streak to 24 games, going 0 for 4 with a walk. … LaRoche’s homer was his 250th.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Tigers: RHP Justin Verlander (strained right triceps), sidelined the entire season, is expected to throw 85 to 90 pitches Saturday in his second rehab start for Triple-A Toledo. Barring a setback, his next start will be for the Tigers, although Ausmus would not say when. … RHP Bruce Rondon (biceps tendinitis), who was expected to join the Tigers on Friday, will make one more appearance for Toledo on Saturday instead.

White Sox: RHP Zach Putnam, bothered lately by a thumb injury, struck out the side in the eighth.

UP NEXT

LHP John Danks (3-4, 4.81 ERA) looks to build on an unusual shutout for the White Sox, while LHP David Price (4-2, 3.15) starts for Detroit. Danks pitched Chicago’s first complete game despite allowing 10 hits - five for extra bases - in a 6-0 win at Houston on Sunday. According to STATS, he is the only pitcher to give up at least 10 hits and at least five extra-base hits in a shutout going back to 1914.

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