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Dunn, Sale lead ChiSox past Tigers

Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Adam Dunn belted a two-run homer, Jose Abreu collected three hits with an RBI and the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 6-3 in the opener of a day-night doubleheader at U.S. Cellular Field.

Chicago ace Chris Sale (11-3) gave up homers to two of the first four batters, but silenced Detroit through the rest of his seven-inning outing. The lefty gave up six hits overall, walked two and struck out a season-high 13.

Jake Petricka earned his 10th save of the season after getting Ian Kinsler to ground into a game-ending double play.

Max Scherzer (15-5) allowed six runs -- five earned -- on nine hits and fanned 11 with no walks in 6 2/3 innings for the Tigers.

Kinsler opened the contest with a home run to left field. Victor Martinez came in batting .520 (13-for-25) against Sale and that success continued when he blasted a two-run homer to left-center field for a 3-0 Detroit lead.

The White Sox got on the board in the bottom of the first with the help of two errors -- the last a miscue by Kinsler that allowed Alexei Ramirez to score -- and surged ahead with a four-run third.

Scherzer gave up four consecutive one-out hits, the first a single by Adam Eaton, who promptly stole second. Ramirez plated Eaton with a ground-rule double and scored on an Abreu single. Dunn then launched his 20th home run of the year to right to make it 5-3.

Tyler Flowers added a solo shot off Scherzer in the fourth.

The Tigers threatened against Petricka with a one-out walk and a Rajai Davis single before Kinsler's double-play grounder.

Game Notes

Scherzer had posted a 0.96 ERA while winning his first four starts against the White Sox this season ... Detroit was 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position.

08/30 16:42:26 ET

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