Chicago White Sox defeat Detroit Tigers, 12-2

DETROIT - Juan Pierre hit his first home run in almost two years, Alex Rios and Dayan Viciedo also connected and the Chicago White Sox routed the Detroit Tigers 12-2 Tuesday in the first game of a day-night doubleheader.

Mark Buehrle (10-8) pitched into the eighth inning, allowing two runs and seven hits. Rick Porcello (4-10) was chased as the AL Central leaders took a 7-1 lead in the fifth.

Pierre also doubled, drove in two runs and stole a base. His previous home r...

DETROIT --- Jeremy Bonderman allowed one run in 6 2-3 innings for his first win in two months, Brennan Boesch and Johnny Damon each drove in two runs, and the Detroit Tigers earned a split of a day-night doubleheader with a 7-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night.

Damon was 3 for 5.

Chicago won the first game 12-2 as Juan Pierre homered for the first time in almost two years.

Carlos Torres (0-1), who was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte before the ...

DETROIT -- It's not real sexy and it didn't decide much big picture-wise, but at this time of the year, a split in a doubleheader against a division rival takes another day off the calendar.

That's what the pennant race is about now for the first-place White Sox -- peeling a day off the schedule while keeping their grip atop the division.

''It's good enough,'' manager Ozzie Guillen said after watching the Sox hammer the Detroit Tigers 12-2 in the afternoon showdown, ...