Chi. White Sox 5, Detroit 2

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, April 13, 2012 2:10 PM
Location - U.S Cellular Field
Temperature - 64°
Umpires - Home Plate - Adrian Johnson, First Base - Gary Cederstrom, Second Base - Lance Barksdale, Third Base - Fieldin Culbreth,
Attendance - 38676

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Detroit 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 6 1
Chi. White Sox 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 5 6 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 5-2 5-1 0-1 L1
Chi. White Sox 4-2 1-0 3-2 W3

Recap


White Sox 5, Tigers 2
: Jake Peavy struck out eight in 6 2/3 innings to outduel Max Scherzer as host Chicago got some overdue revenge for last season and won its home opener.

Dayan Viciedo homered and Paul Konerko drove in a run and scored for the White Sox, who were swept twice by Detroit in September last season as they tumbled out of the race.

Peavy (1-0) cruised through the first six innings on 76 pitches, yielding only one hit before running into some trouble in the seventh. The veteran right-hander issued a one-out walk but looked like he was about to escape the inning when Delmon Young golfed a 1-2 curveball over the wall in left to cut it to 3-2.

The White Sox lifted Peavy after that pitch, closing his afternoon with two runs on two hits and a walk.

Scherzer (0-1) was nearly as sharp, striking out 11 in six innings.

Scherzer’s first mistake came in the fifth, when he hung a 1-0 breaking ball that Viciedo blasted to left-center for his first homer.

The White Sox got a rally going in the sixth with Konerko making it 2-0 on an RBI single and A.J. Pierzynski following with a run-scoring triple.

Chicago tacked on two more runs in the eighth and Hector Santiago worked a scoreless ninth for his third save.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Pierzynski has seven RBIs in the last three games. … The White Sox have won five straight home openers. … Cabrera has been held hitless in two straight games after going 8-for-17 (.471) in the first five.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Detroit   Chi. White Sox
Max Scherzer Player Jake Peavy
Loss W/L Win
6.0 IP 6.2
11 Strikeouts 8
5 Hits 2
4.50 ERA 2.70
Hitting
Detroit   Chi. White Sox
Brennan Boesch Player Dayan Viciedo
2 Hits 1
0 RBI 1
0 HR 1
2 TB 4
.500 Avg .333

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Detroit 6 1 10 .194 10 10 2 2 0 1
Chi. White Sox 6 1 12 .200 8 15 4 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. White Sox will play their next game at home against Detroit. The White Sox have a W/L % of .667 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Chi. White Sox. The Tigers have a W/L % of .600 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
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