The Chicago White Sox staged a late-inning comeback Wednesday, but were unable to make up a seven-run deficit, losing 8-6.
The Sox took a lead in the bottom of the fourth on a Kevin Youkilis solo homer. Detroit scored three runs in the fifth, and added another three in the seventh on a Prince Fielder home run. A pair of RBI doubles in the top of the eighth gave the Tigers an 8-1 advantage. An Alejandro de Aza single in the bottom of the eighth brought home Dan Johnson, and Youkilis' second home run of the night narrowed the margin to 8-5. An Alexei Ramirez groundout in the ninth brought home Alex Rios, but an Orlando Hudson strikeout ended the game.
Gavin Floyd took the loss for Chicago, after going just 4.2 innings and giving up 3 runs on 4 hits. The loss gives Floyd a 9-10 record on the year. Detroit starter Max Scherzer was credited with the win.
The loss reduces the White Sox' margin in the AL Central to just one game, with the two teams set to face off in the final game of this four-game series tomorrow evening. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. CT.