Behind a strong start from Jake Peavy, the Chicago White Sox were able to overcome a slow start at the plate to defeat the Detroit Tigers 5-2 in front of a sellout crowd at U.S. Cellular Field on Friday afternoon.
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Peavy went 6-2/3 innings, striking out eight and giving up just two hits in the process. Delmon Young took a Peavy breaking ball out of the park for a two-run home run in the top of the seventh, but other than that, it was smooth sailing for the Sox starter.
Dayan Viciedo broke a 0-0 tie in the fifth with a solo home run to left-center; the White Sox added two runs in the sixth and two more in the eighth.
Hector Santiago worked around a leadoff single in the ninth to pick up his third save of the year.
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