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White Sox tame Tigers

CHICAGO (AP) ― Jose Quintana pitched effectively into the eighth inning, Alex Rios and A.J. Pierzynski hit back-to-back homers in the sixth and the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 6-1 Monday night to increase their AL Central lead to three games.

The Sox had lost seven straight to Detroit, managed just two hits against Rick Porcello and were 0 for 10 with runners in scoring position when an error on Detroit second baseman Omar Infante gave them an opening.

Infante muffed Dewayne Wise’s easy, one-out grounder in the sixth. Paul Konerko singled to left to put runners at the corners and Rios lined a pitch over the wall in left center, his 23rd homer of the season. Pierzynski followed with his 26th to center field for a 4-1 lead, ending Porcello’s night and sending him to his sixth straight loss. Gordon Beckham added a two-run shot in the eighth off Octavio Dotel.

Quintana retired 10 straight before walking Ryan Raburn with two outs in the eight and being replaced by Brian Omogrosso.

Philadelphia 3, Miami 1

Washington 5, NY Mets 1

Chicago Cubs 4, Houston 1

Milwaukee 4, Atlanta 1

Minnesota 7, Cleveland 2

Colorado 6, San Francisco 5

Cincinnati 4, Pittsburgh 3

Oakland 3, LA Angels 1

San Diego 11, St. Louis 3