Porcello goes nine, Tigers whip White Sox
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Prince Fielder and Alex Avila both collected four hits and drove in a pair of runs, as Detroit downed Chicago, 9-1, in the middle test of a three-game series.
Fielder ended 4-for-5 with a solo homer, while Avila was 4-for-4 with two runs scored for the Tigers, who put the brakes on a three-game skid and rebounded from a loss in Monday's opener.
Victor Martinez and Austin Jackson both contributed two hits, an RBI and a run scored as Detroit maintained its healthy lead atop the AL Central.
Rick Porcello (12-8) went the distance for the first time all season, giving up one run on seven hits with five strikeouts.
Conor Gillaspie totaled two hits and drove in the lone run for the White Sox, who had won two in a row.
Erik Johnson (0-2) was pulled after 3 2/3 frames, having allowed seven hits and six runs, though only two were earned -- with four strikeouts and three walks.
09/10 23:09:33 ET