Detroit, MI (Sports Network) – Edwin Jackson navigated his way through some early trouble to pitch seven-plus innings against his former club, as the Chicago White Sox defeated Detroit, 4-1, in the third installment of a four- game series.
Home runs by Carlos Quentin and Paul Konerko helped make Jackson’s (1-0) Chicago debut a success. Acquired from Arizona prior to the non-waiver trade deadline, the right-hander was charged with a run on nine hits and struck out six while issuing just one walk. Jackson, who won 13 games for Detroit in 2009, had lost his last four starts with the Diamondbacks.
The White Sox entered Wednesday 1 1/2 games in front of Minnesota for first place in the American League Central standings.
Armando Galarraga (3-4) surrendered four runs on eight hits over 7 2/3 innings for the Tigers, who have dropped eight of their last 10 games. Galarraga, who walked a season-high five batters, is 0-3 over his previous six starts and hasn’t won at Comerica Park since his infamous near-perfect game on June 2 against Cleveland.
Brandon Inge, fresh off the 15-day disabled list, had three hits and knocked in the lone Detroit run. Inge had been sidelined since July 20 with a non- displaced fracture of the fifth metacarpal in his left hand.