CHICAGO (AP) Gerald Laird homered among his three hits to back a strong outing by Rick Porcello and lead the Detroit Tigers to a 5-2 victory over the White Sox on Sunday, snapping Chicago's four-game winning streak.Porcello (1-0) was sharp against an aggressive Chicago lineup. He allowed five hits, struck out four and didn't issue a walk in 7 2-3 innings.Laird homered to left against Chris Sale (1-1) leading off the third. Detroit added single runs in the fifth and sixth, both runs scoring on wild pitches, and two in the ninth.The White Sox brought the tying run to the plate in the ninth, but Jose Valverde struck out Dayan Viciedo to end the game.Sale breezed through the first but struggled to command his off-speed pitches after that, racking up 102 pitches in five-plus innings. He struck out five and walked two, managing to keep the damage to a minimum.Prince Fielder doubled, scored and drove in a run for Detroit. Delmon Young added two hits and is batting .350 over 243 lifetime at-bats against the White Sox.Laird hit a wind-aided double in the fifth, then singled and scored in the ninth, in addition to his first home run of the season.Viciedo hit his second homer for Chicago, a solo shot in the eighth. A.J. Pierzynski singled in a run in the ninth.Eduardo Escobar singled to chase Porcello in the eighth. Reliever Joaquin Benoit then walked Alejandro De Aza before striking Brent Morel to end the threat. Morel chased a pitch in the dirt on a full count.Adam Dunn doubled twice for Chicago. Paul Konerko doubled against Porcello and improved to 8 for 20 lifetime against the righty, who racked up 12 of his 23 outs on groundballs.Jhonny Peralta scored on Sale's wild pitch in the fifth and Fielder came home on reliever Nate Jones' wild pitch an inning later.The Tigers tacked on two runs against the Chicago bullpen in the ninth, on RBI singles by Ramon Santiago and Fielder.Detroit salvaged the last game of the three-game weekend series, winning for the 22nd time in 30 games against the White Sox. The Tigers have won 12 of their last 18 at U.S. Cellular Field.After scoring 40 runs while winning five of their first six games, the Tigers scored just three runs in dropping the first two games of this series.NOTES: Konerko has a hit in all eight of Chicago's games this season. . Tigers outfielder Clete Thomas was claimed off waivers by the Minnesota Twins on Saturday. Thomas made Detroit's opening-day roster and played in three games before being designated for assignment last week. . Brandon Inge (left groin strain) got his first start of the season as Detroit's designated hitter. He is expected to get regular duty at second base this season, which is not one of the five positions he's played thus far during his 12-year big league career.
Chicks dug the White Sox on Saturday.
The South Siders hit four home runs in their 8-3 dismantling of the Tigers at Comerica Park. Tim Anderson stayed red-hot with a pair of long balls, Jose Abreu went deep in addition to his pair of doubles, and Daniel Palka made some interesting history with his long ball (see below).
We'll let our stat guru Chris Kamka take it from here.
José Abreu will soon be passing guys on the #WhiteSox career HR list.— Christopher Kamka (@ckamka) May 26, 2018
10. Ron Kittle 140
11. José Valentín 136
12. Minnie Miñoso 135
13. Jim Thome 134
14. José Abreu 133
Daniel Palka is slugging .530.— Christopher Kamka (@ckamka) May 26, 2018
11 of his 22 hits have been extra-base hits. 4 doubles, 3 triples, 4 HR. #WhiteSox
Most multi-HR games in a season by a #WhiteSox shortstop— Christopher Kamka (@ckamka) May 26, 2018
3 Tim Anderson 2018
3 José Valentín 2003
3 José Valentín 2002
3 José Valentín 2000
Players with 10+ Home Runs & 10+ Stolen Bases this season:— Christopher Kamka (@ckamka) May 26, 2018
Just those three.
Daniel Palka of the White Sox slugged just the 5th HR in Statcast history with at least a 110 mph exit velocity AND a 40+ degree launch angle.— Andrew Simon (@AndrewSimonMLB) May 26, 2018
Others to do it: Rizzo, Bryant, Gallo, Hanley. pic.twitter.com/dlM2dYRkKR
Tim Anderson (10 HR, 11 SB) is first #WhiteSox player with 10 HR & 10 SB through team's first 49 games of a season since Alex Ríos (10 HR, 15 SB) in 2010— Christopher Kamka (@ckamka) May 26, 2018
José Abreu: 4-4, 2 2B, HR, BB today— Christopher Kamka (@ckamka) May 26, 2018
In 78 games vs Tigers:
.343/.411/.593, 16 HR, 50 RBI#WhiteSox
Since their 10-29 start the White Sox are a respectable 6-4. Days at the plate like Saturday sure help.
For over two years, Charlie Tilson was starting to look like his own version of "Moonlight" Graham, the player made famous in the movie "Field of Dreams" because he played in one major league game and never got to bat.
The White Sox traded for Tilson just before the trade deadline passed in 2016. Two days later he made his big league debut with the White Sox in Detroit. He got a single in his first at-bat, but left the game with an injury and missed the rest of the season. Tilson also missed all of the 2017 season and his MLB future was starting to come into question.
Back healthy, Tilson started this season in Triple-A Charlotte and hit .248 in 39 games when he got called up to replace Leury Garcia, who was placed on the disabled list. On Thursday, Tilson returned to a big league field for the first time in more than 20 months. He went 0-for-3 in a loss to Baltimore.
Friday marked a return to the site of Tilson's big league debut and the injury that made it such a brief stint. Tilson has now played three big league games, over the course of nearly 21 months, and two of them have been in Detroit.
Tilson went 1-for-4, meaning both his hits are in Comerica Park. The White Sox lost 5-4 after giving up three runs in the bottom of the eighth.