White Sox win first season series vs. Tigers since 2008


The young Sox hitters came through to boost Lopez, helping to drive Tigers starter Myles Jaye from the game after he gave up six runs in 1 2/3 innings.

Tim Anderson, Matt Davidson and the White Sox are on the verge of slugging their way out of last place. "I'm trying to stay away from that".

White Sox manager Rick Renteria praised Reynaldo Lopez's demeanor in the face of adversity Saturday afternoon, and Lopez then had to prove it Saturday night against the Tigers while battling a bothersome head cold. He registered his only strikeout in the seventh in pushing the Tigers to their seventh loss in eight games. You could see there were moments when he was getting frustrated with himself. Greene finished the game and got the win. He had the one inning in which he stretched it out. His night ended with a flawless seventh inning. Moncada (2-for-6) raised his average to.233 and extended his hitting streak to eight games, and Alen Hanson was 2-for-2 with three runs scored.

The Sox have won 10 of 18 against Detroit this year.

"Chief Baseball Officer Joe Torre has concluded that no Tigers player intended for the pitch to hit Umpire Wolcott, and therefore no discipline will be issued", the statement concluded.

"There are going to be growing pains", Detroit manager Brad Ausmus said of his young, inexperienced rotation.

Since July 1, McCann is hitting.320 (56-for-175) with eight doubles, a triple and five home runs. Davidson's 25th homer of the season made it 8-4.

Liverpool fumble at home again to a draw
Both of their victories this season have come at home against Crystal Palace and Arsenal , and they have yet to concede a goal. The last Liverpool player to hit a hat-trick against Burnley was Yossi Benayoun in a 4-0 Anfield win in September 2009.

McCann hit a two-run triple and scored in the second, and Detroit's Mikie Mahtook added a triple of his own to bring home a run in the fourth. Yolmer Sanchez walked, Moncada hit an RBI single to right and Abreu grounded an RBI single to left.

Tigers right fielder Nicholas Castellanos doubled in the second to extend his career-long 13-game hitting streak.

The Tigers received minor league pitcher Elvin Rodriguez from the Los Angeles Angels as the player to be named later in a trade for Justin Upton.

NOTES: CF Adam Engel didn't start Saturday night as the White Sox work on changes to his swing to get his batting average up above.184.

Engel has been playing every day but entered as a defensive replacement and singled to center in the ninth inning. Jaye's next scheduled start is Thursday against Minnesota, but he could be bumped to the bullpen if Jordan Zimmermann is ready to return. Chicago relievers are 10 strikeouts shy of setting a club record of 480, beating the old mark set in 2011. Martinez had a surgical procedure to correct an irregular heartbeat earlier in the week.

"It was a constant battle for me because I wasn't feeling good, and I think under the circumstances, it was a very good outing", Lopez said through a team interpreter.

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