Detroit at Chicago

W: O. Hernandez (3-1) L: J. Johnson (2-2)
S: D. Hermanson (3)
HR: DET - None   CHW - None

White Sox 4, Tigers 3

CBS wire reports

CHICAGO -- Struggling to score after a 16-4 start, the Chicago White Sox relied on their new "small ball" approach to end a three-game losing streak.

After loading the bases with no outs but failing to score in the sixth, Chicago pushed across three runs in the seventh and beat Detroit 4-3 Saturday night, stopping the Tigers' five-game winning streak.

"We had a tough time the last two or three days and we needed it. We didn't want it, but we needed it to see how close we really are," manager Ozzie Guillen said after his 100th win with the White Sox.

Tadahito Iguchi's RBI single capped the three-run seventh and allowed Orlando Hernandez (3-1) to get the victory -- Chicago's club record-tying 17th in April.

"We're just playing good baseball and not worrying about 17 wins," designated hitter Carl Everett said.

"You just keep going. We're not a team that is going to get down."

Jason Johnson (2-2) allowed just one hit through five innings and escaped the bases-loaded jam in the sixth.

But he hit Aaron Rowand to start the seventh and after A.J. Pierzynski singled, Joe Crede followed with an RBI single to left to cut the Detroit lead to 3-2.

Willie Harris sacrificed, Scott Podsednik hit an RBI grounder to tie the game and then Iguchi sent a go-ahead single up the middle for a 4-3 lead before manager Alan Trammell finally went to his bullpen for Franklyn German.

"We had been struggling hitting so we got to do the small things," Harris said. "There is a long way to go and everybody knows that. We've just got to get on another winning streak."

Detroit's winning streak ended when Johnson couldn't get out of the seventh, like he did in the sixth.

"I was trying to give him (Johnson) an opportunity to get out and he almost did. They got some groundball hits," Trammell said.

Johnson allowed six hits and four runs in 6 2/3 innings, walking three and hitting two batters.

Johnson appeared in good shape after escaping the sixth when third baseman Jason Smith snared Paul Konerko's bases-loaded liner and stepped on the bag for a double play before Timo Perez struck out.

But the White Sox didn't miss their chance the following inning.

"Groundballs found holes. It's frustrating. You can't do anything about it," Johnson said.

Hernandez allowed eight hits and three runs in seven innings, throwing 118 pitches to get the win. Dustin Hermanson pitched the ninth for his third save.

"When I pitched in Cuba years ago, I threw 135 pitches. It's OK," Hernandez said.

Detroit's Nook Logan, who won Friday night's game with an 11th-inning RBI triple, led off with a single in the first, stole second, moved up on a sacrifice and raced home on Hernandez's wild pitch. Logan hit a two-out RBI single in the second to make it 2-0, scoring Vance Wilson, who'd singled and moved up on a comebacker.

Chicago, which stranded 16 runners on Friday and has been struggling with runners in scoring position, made it 2-1 in the third when Harris walked, stole second, went to third on a grounder and scored on Iguchi's groundout.

Rondell White delivered an RBI single for Detroit in the fifth to cap a two-out rally that began with a single by Omar Infante and walk by Carlos Guillen.


Guillen left the game in the eighth inning with a sore hamstring ... Hernandez is now 6-1 lifetime against the Tigers. ... Logan has hit in 12 of the last 13 games, going 19-for-44 (.432) in those 13 games. .. 3B Brandon Inge, who was feeling run down, didn't start but came in as a late-game replacement in the eighth inning. Logan was moved to his leadoff spot ... Harris, normally a second baseman, made his second straight start at short with Juan Uribe (groin) and Pablo Ozuna (wrist) nursing injuries. Chicago called up Pedro Lopez from Triple-A Charlotte for infield backup and put Ross Gload on the disabled list with a sore shoulder.
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Players of the Game

O. Hernandez
IP 7.0
H 8
ER 3
BB 2
K 6

T. Iguchi
AB 4
R 0
H 2
HR 0

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SH - Nook Logan (3), Omar Infante (3)
RBI - Nook Logan (4), Rondell White (13)
2-OUT RBI - Nook Logan (2), Rondell White (4)
SB - Nook Logan (3, 2nd base off Hernandez/Pierzynski), Rondell White (1, 2nd base off Hernandez/Pierzynski)
CS - Craig Monroe (1, 2nd base by Marte/Pierzynski)
Team LOB - 6
DP - J. Johnson-Guillen-Pena, Smith
Detroit Tigers
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Franklyn German 0.1000100 3.12
Jamie Walker 1000000 2.00
HBP - Crede (by Jason Johnson), Rowand (by Jason Johnson)
Pitches-Strikes - Jason Johnson 103-60, Franklyn German 10-4, Jamie Walker 8-6
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jason Johnson 12-5, Franklyn German 1-0, Jamie Walker 1-2
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Chicago White Sox
Scott Podsednik, LF2001201 .254
Tadahito Iguchi, 2B4022001 .333
Carl Everett, DH3010101 .280
Paul Konerko, 1B4000003 .218
Timo Perez, RF4010012 .176
Aaron Rowand, CF3100001 .233
A.J. Pierzynski, C4110000 .269
Joe Crede, 3B2111001 .304
Willie Harris, SS1100101 .310
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RBI - Scott Podsednik (8), Tadahito Iguchi 2 (9), Joe Crede (9)
2-OUT RBI - Tadahito Iguchi (2)
SB - Scott Podsednik (10, 2nd base off J. Johnson/V. Wilson), Tadahito Iguchi (3, 2nd base off German/V. Wilson), Willie Harris (2, 2nd base off J. Johnson/V. Wilson)
Team LOB - 6
Outfield Assists - Aaron Rowand 1
DP - Harris-Iguchi-Konerko
Chicago White Sox
Orlando Hernandez (W,3-1) 7833260 2.70
Cliff Politte (H,2) 0.2000110 1.74
Damaso Marte (H,3) 0.1000000 2.45
Dustin Hermanson (S,3) 1100000 0.00
WP - Orlando Hernandez (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Orlando Hernandez 118-76, Cliff Politte 15-7, Damaso Marte 3-1, Dustin Hermanson 8-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Orlando Hernandez 8-6, Cliff Politte 1-0, Dustin Hermanson 2-0
Batters Faced - Orlando Hernandez 30, Cliff Politte 3, Dustin Hermanson 3
Game Information
Attendance - 30189
Game Time - 2:50
Temperature - 50
Umpires - Home - Paul Emmel, First Base - Tony Randazzo, Second Base - Ed Montague, Third Base - Jerry Layne