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CHICAGO -- Tadahito Iguchi fell a home run shy of the cycle, Aaron Rowand and Jermaine Dye hit back-to-back solo shots, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 6-2 Saturday night for their third straight win.
After losing 15 of 22 at home before this series, the White Sox are in position to sweep the four-game set with a victory on Sunday. Detroit has lost eight of 10.
White Sox starter Mark Buehrle (15-7) scattered nine hits, struck out eight and did not walk a batter in seven innings. He has pitched 203 2/3 inning, reaching 200 for the fifth straight year.
Iguchi, who did not start Thursday and did not play Friday after arriving late to the stadium both days, doubled to the left-field wall in the first. He singled in the third, walked in the fifth and tripled off the center-field wall before striking out in the eighth. The last White Sox player to hit for the cycle was Jose Valentin on April 27, 2000, against Baltimore.
Chicago's Aaron Rowand broke a 1-1 tie with a two-run triple in the third and hit a solo homer in the seventh. Dye followed Rowand's homer with his 27th home run. It was the second time in three games and the 12th time this season the White Sox hit consecutive homers.
Detroit's Craig Monroe and Placido Polanco hit solo homers, and former White Sox All-Star Magglio Ordonez had three singles.
Nate Robertson (6-12) allowed six runs and 12 hits in 6 1/3 innings and left after Dye's homer in the seventh. He is 1-5 in his last eight starts.
After outscoring the Tigers 21-4 in the first two games of the series, the White Sox went ahead on Paul Konerko's two-out RBI single in the first.
Monroe's homered tied the score in the second, and Rowand's triple bu Chicago back ahead 3-1 in the third.
Tigers RF Magglio Ordonez and Dmitri Young were back in the lineup after missing Friday's game with minor injuries. Ordonez sat out with a sore left biceps after getting hit by a Dustin Hermanson pitch on Thursday. Young, who bruised his left thumb fielding a grounder in batting practice, was the designated hitter on Saturday. ... Detroit had won eight of nine before this skid.
|Tadahito Iguchi starts off with a double in the first and finishes just a homer shy of the cycle. (AP)|
|Players of the Game|
|Placido Polanco, 2B||4||1||2||1||0||0||0||.330|
|Chris Shelton, 1B||4||0||0||0||0||2||0||.304|
|Ivan Rodriguez, C||4||0||1||0||0||1||0||.291|
|Magglio Ordonez, RF||4||0||3||0||0||0||1||.326|
|Dmitri Young, DH||4||0||0||0||0||2||3||.272|
|Craig Monroe, LF||4||1||3||1||0||1||0||.283|
|Brandon Inge, 3B||4||0||1||0||0||2||2||.268|
|John McDonald, SS||3||0||0||0||0||1||1||.286|
|a- Curtis Granderson, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.254|
|Nook Logan, CF||3||0||1||0||0||1||1||.260|
|a-struck out for McDonald in the 9th|
|HR - Placido Polanco (6, Politte), Craig Monroe (17, Buehrle)|
|RBI - Placido Polanco (48), Craig Monroe (82)|
|SB - Nook Logan (22, 2nd base off Buehrle/Pierzynski)|
|CS - Placido Polanco (3, 2nd base by Buehrle/Pierzynski)|
|Team LOB - 6|
|DP - Inge-Polanco-Shelton|
|PB - Ivan Rodriguez (4)|
|E - John McDonald (6, misplayed grounder)|
|Nate Robertson (L,6-12)||6.1||12||6||6||2||6||2||4.33|
|IBB - Dye by Nate Robertson|
|Pitches-Strikes - Nate Robertson 106-72, Craig Dingman 6-4, Franklyn German 12-9|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Nate Robertson 8-5, Craig Dingman 1-1, Franklyn German 1-0|
|Batters Faced - Nate Robertson 33, Craig Dingman 2, Franklyn German 3|
|Chicago White Sox|
|Pablo Ozuna, 3B||5||0||0||0||0||0||1||.280|
|Tadahito Iguchi, 2B||4||2||3||1||1||1||0||.286|
|Carl Everett, LF||4||0||1||0||0||1||3||.264|
|Timo Perez, LF||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.224|
|Paul Konerko, DH||4||1||2||1||0||1||2||.275|
|Aaron Rowand, CF||4||1||2||3||0||0||3||.279|
|Jermaine Dye, RF||3||1||1||1||1||2||1||.272|
|A.J. Pierzynski, C||4||0||1||0||0||1||3||.269|
|Juan Uribe, SS||4||0||2||0||0||0||1||.251|
|Geoff Blum, 1B||4||1||0||0||0||2||2||.230|
|2B - Tadahito Iguchi (22, Robertson)|
|3B - Tadahito Iguchi (5, Robertson), Aaron Rowand (4, Robertson)|
|HR - Aaron Rowand (12, Robertson), Jermaine Dye (27, Robertson)|
|RBI - Tadahito Iguchi (55), Paul Konerko (83), Aaron Rowand 3 (60), Jermaine Dye (73)|
|2-OUT RBI - Tadahito Iguchi (24), Paul Konerko (28), Aaron Rowand 2 (24)|
|Team LOB - 8|
|DP - Pierzynski-Uribe, Buehrle-Uribe, Iguchi-Uribe-Blum|
|Chicago White Sox|
|Mark Buehrle (W,15-7)||7||9||1||1||0||8||1||3.00|
|Pitches-Strikes - Mark Buehrle 103-73, Cliff Politte 17-11, Damaso Marte 5-3, Bobby Jenks 15-9|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Mark Buehrle 5-5, Bobby Jenks 1-0|
|Batters Faced - Mark Buehrle 27, Cliff Politte 4, Damaso Marte 1, Bobby Jenks 3|
|Attendance - 30509|
|Game Time - 2:21|
|Temperature - 72|
|Umpires - Home - C.B. Bucknor, First Base - Phil Cuzzi, Second Base - Jerry Crawford, Third Base - Ed Rapuano|