Major League Baseball
Chi. White Sox 6, Detroit 2
When: 8:10 PM ET, Monday, August 12, 2013
Where: U.S Cellular Field, Chicago, Illinois
Temperature: 71°
Umpires: Home - Mark Wegner, 1B - Mike Winters, 2B - D.J. Reyburn, 3B - Lazaro Diaz
Attendance: 19590

White Sox 6, Tigers 2: Gordon Beckham collected three hits – including a go-ahead RBI single during a three-run fifth inning – to lead host Chicago past Detroit.

Chris Sale (8-11) allowed two runs, nine hits, struck out six and did not walk a batter for his fourth complete game of the season – tying the St. Louis Cardinals’ Adam Wainwright for the major-league lead. Jeff Keppinger also had three hits as Chicago won for only the sixth time in 22 contests.

Doug Fister (10-6) suffered his first loss since June 21, giving up four runs on eight hits and three walks over six frames. Miguel Cabrera matched his career high with a home run in his fourth straight game for the American League Central-leading Tigers, who are 6 1/2 games ahead of the second-place Kansas City Royals.

Cabrera ignited Detroit’s offense in the first, lifting the first pitch he saw from Sale just over the fence in right while Pena stretched the lead to 2-0 in the second with a two-out double that plated Matt Tuiasosopo. Beckham reached on a single in the fourth, moved ahead following a walk and scored after Fister unleashed two wild pitches over a nine-pitch stretch.

Keppinger led off the next inning with a ground-rule double and scored two batters later on Josh Phegley’s RBI single – the first of five straight batters to reach base – before Beckham drove home a run with an infield single. Alexei Ramirez capped Chicago’s fifth-inning surge with another run-scoring single to left-center.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Prior to his homer, Cabrera was 2-for-14 with six walks in his career against Sale, with the resulting .143 batting average being his worst mark against any pitcher he had faced at least 20 times. … Cabrera’s solo blast also gave him 358 for his career, tying Yogi Berra and Carlos Lee for 80th-most all-time. … Chicago's No. 7 through No. 9 hitters (Keppinger, Jordan Danks and Phegley) went a combined 7-for 12 with two RBIs and four runs scored.

Top Game Performances
Starting Pitchers
Detroit   Chi. White Sox
Doug Fister Player Chris Sale
Loss W/L Win
6.0 IP 9.0
1 Strikeouts 6
8 Hits 9
6.00 ERA 2.00
Detroit   Chi. White Sox
Miguel Cabrera Player Jeff Keppinger
2 Hits 3
1 RBI 0
1 HR 0
5 TB 4
.500 Avg .750
Team Stats Summary
Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Detroit 9 1 13 .257 16 6 2 0 0 0
Chi. White Sox 14 0 15 .412 18 1 5 3 0 0