- Associated Press - Friday, April 28, 2017

DETROIT (AP) - Geovany Soto broke open a tie game with a two-run single in the eighth inning, helping the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 7-3 at Comerica Park on Friday night.

Anthony Swarzak (2-0) pitched two scoreless innings for the White Sox, who won their fifth straight.

Tigers reliever Alex Wilson (0-1) allowed two hits and two unearned runs in the eighth. Detroit third baseman Nick Castellanos committed two errors in the inning, and three in the game, leading to Soto’s go-ahead hit.

Former Tigers pitcher Mike Pelfrey started for Chicago and went 4 2/3 innings, allowing three earned runs on six hits. He walked four and struck out two.

Detroit got to Pelfrey early, jumping out to a 2-0 first-inning lead on Justin Upton’s bases loaded, two-run single. The Tigers loaded the bases again that inning, but Jim Adduci grounded into a double play to end the threat.

The White Sox answered in the top of the second, getting back-to-back home runs from Todd Frazier and Avisail Garcia off Detroit starter Matt Boyd to tie the score at 2-2.

Chicago took a 3-2 advantage in the third on Garcia’s RBI single, and the Tigers tied it on Victor Martinez’s RBI single in the fifth.

Melky Cabrera began the top of the eighth with a single, and Frazier reached base on Castellanos’ first error of the inning. Garcia followed with a hard hit ball to third, which Castellanos could not handle, loading the bases.

After Wilson induced a double play, with the runner being forced out at home, Yolmer Sanchez received an intention walk to reload the bases. Soto then delivered the big hit.

Tim Anderson added a two-run homer in the ninth to extend Chicago’s lead to 7-3.

Boyd pitched seven innings, allowing three earned runs on seven hits. He stuck out five and walked two.


White Sox: RHP Jake Petricka (strained right lat) continues his rehab in Chicago but has yet to begin throwing. … RHP Zach Putnam (right elbow inflammation) was placed on the disable list on Tuesday. … LHP Carlos Rodon (left biceps) continues his throwing program in Arizona.

Tigers: 1B Miguel Cabrera (right groin), who was placed in the 10-day DL on April 22, took batting practice before Friday’s game and did some light jogging. Manager Brad Ausmus said Cabrera is on schedule to return on time.


White Sox: LHP Derek Holland (2-2, 1.99 ERA) will pitch against the Tigers in Saturday’s 1:10 p.m. start.

Tigers: RHP Michael Fulmer (2-1, 2.88) will take the mound against the White Sox on Saturday.

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