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Tigers lose 6-2 to White Sox, split series 2-2


CHICAGO (WKZO) -- It wasn't a huge surprise to see a Detroit loss on Sunday for anyone who kept up with the whole game, but two late-game runs made the 6-2 loss to Chicago feel a little more sour.

After splitting Saturday's double-header with the Sox, the Tigers were looking for (at most) a series win, but sluggish defense seemed to shatter that hope right away. Chicago got two runs off Rick Porcello pitches in the first, and then brought their lead to five an inning later. Detroit was unable to counter, and White Sox starter Jose Quintana held them scoreless through the sixth. 

Porcello (15-9) gave a disappointing performance, but was only responsible for one of the four errors Detroit was charged with throughout the game. The other three came from Don Kelly, Eugenio Suarez, and Nick Castellanos, in the first two innings alone.

The Tigers gradually picked up the pace, finally getting the two previously-mentioned runs in the sixth. Ian Kinsler drove in a double, off which Rajai Davis scored, and Victor Martinez followed with a single that let Kinsler get a run. They couldn't, however, do anything further, and Detroit finally pulled Porcello in the 8th in favor of reliever Phil Coke.

A day after tying with Kansas City for the top spot in the AL Central, The Tigers drop back to second place. They hope to regain the lead with Monday's series against the Indians. Broadcast time for game one is 3:40 PM on 590 WKZO.