Chicago at Detroit

W: J. Bonderman (6-6) L: C. Torres (0-1)
HR: CHW - P. Konerko (26)   DET - None

Tigers earn doubleheader split with White Sox wire reports

DETROIT -- Jeremy Bonderman is back in the win column.

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.

Damon was 3 for 5.

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

"When you get your butts kicked in, nobody wants to let it happen again," Boesch said.

Bonderman (6-6) allowed five hits, walking one and striking out five. His last win was on July 10.

"I can't worry about that," Bonderman said. "I can't control wins or losses. I can't control that."

Robbie Weinhardt and Ryan Perry finished it for Bonderman.

"Bonderman kept us off balance, pretty much," Pierre said. "He was hitting his spots. Not working in the middle of the plate but on the edges."

Carlos Torres (0-1), who was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte before the first game, was the loser, giving up five runs and nine hits in six innings with five walks and four strikeouts.

He gave up all of the runs in the first two innings.

"Just a little too pumped up going out there in the first inning," said Torres, who was optioned back to Charlotte after the second game.

Detroit took a 1-0 lead in the first on Boesch's bases-loaded fielder's choice grounder.

The Tigers made it 5-0 while batting around in the second. Alex Avila's RBI double into the left-field corner plated the first run, Will Rhymes hit a two-out, run-scoring single and Damon and Boesch each had two-out, run-producing doubles.

Konerko put Chicago on the board in the seventh with his 26th home run.

Detroit added two runs in the eighth on pitcher Tony Pena's throwing error and Damon's fielder's choice.


  • Vizquel was 3 for 3 in the nightcap. With his 2,756th hit, he moved past Vada Pinson into sole possession of 49th place on the career list and now has 2,758.
  • Damon was Detroit's DH for both games of the doubleheader after missing three games with a sore back.
  • Konerko's home run was estimated at 424 feet.
  • Jackson has 122 hits, which leads AL rookies and is the most by a Tigers' rookie since Milt Cuyler had 122 in 1991.
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Johnny Damon shows no signs of a sore back that kept him out for three games and goes 3 for 5 in Game 2. (AP)
Johnny Damon shows no signs of a sore back that kept him out for three games and goes 3 for 5 in Game 2. (AP)

Players of the Game

J. Damon
AB 5
R 1
H 3
HR 0

P. Konerko
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 1

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Alex Rios, CF4000013 .299
Paul Konerko, DH4121021 .299
Alexei Ramirez, SS4010011 .296
Mark Kotsay, 1B4000000 .214
Ramon Castro, C4010001 .317
Andruw Jones, RF3000021 .201
Gordon Beckham, 2B3000000 .243
HR - Paul Konerko (26, Bonderman)
RBI - Paul Konerko (74)
Team LOB - 6
E - Tony Pena (3, Throwing), Alexei Ramirez (13, Throwing(Ground rule))
Chicago White Sox
Carlos Torres (L,0-1) 6955540 7.50
Scott Linebrink 1000010 4.21
Tony Pena 1221000 4.88
IBB - Cabrera by Carlos Torres
Pitches-Strikes - Carlos Torres 110-65, Scott Linebrink 11-7, Tony Pena 21-15
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Carlos Torres 6-8, Scott Linebrink 1-1, Tony Pena 2-2
Batters Faced - Carlos Torres 32, Scott Linebrink 3, Tony Pena 6
Detroit Tigers
Austin Jackson, CF4210124 .310
Will Rhymes, 2B4111103 .250
Johnny Damon, DH5132001 .282
Miguel Cabrera, 1B3000202 .346
Brennan Boesch, RF5012003 .286
Jhonny Peralta, 3B4000015 .249
Ryan Raburn, LF4110010 .211
    Don Kelly, LF0000000 .197
Alex Avila, C4121010 .214
Ramon Santiago, SS3120101 .278
2B - Johnny Damon (27, Torres), Brennan Boesch (20, Torres), Alex Avila (6, Torres)
RBI - Will Rhymes (2), Johnny Damon 2 (34), Brennan Boesch 2 (53), Alex Avila (16)
2-OUT RBI - Will Rhymes (1), Johnny Damon (6), Brennan Boesch (17)
Team LOB - 10
DP - Peralta-Rhymes-Cabrera, Peralta-Rhymes-Cabrera
Detroit Tigers
Jeremy Bonderman (W,6-6) 6.2511151 4.84
Robbie Weinhardt 1.1200000 3.46
Ryan Perry 1100010 4.86
Pitches-Strikes - Jeremy Bonderman 102-66, Robbie Weinhardt 21-18, Ryan Perry 11-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jeremy Bonderman 7-6, Robbie Weinhardt 2-2, Ryan Perry 2-0
Batters Faced - Jeremy Bonderman 24, Robbie Weinhardt 6, Ryan Perry 4
Game Information
Attendance - 24826
Game Time - 2:27
Temperature - 84
Umpires - Home - Mark Carlson, First Base - Jeff Kellogg, Second Base - Larry Vanover, Third Base - Mike Muchlinski