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White Sox tame Tigers; Scherzer unlucky again

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Chris Sale tossed eight strong innings, Paul Konerko delivered an early two-run hit, and Max Scherzer was again denied a 20th win, as Chicago downed Detroit, 5-1, in the first edition of a three-game set.

Dayan Viciedo collected two hits and an RBI, with Josh Phegley driving in the other run for the White Sox, who have won three in a row after losing nine straight.

Sale (11-12) scattered four hits and one run, fanning eight and walking only one.

A Victor Martinez solo homer was all the offense for the Tigers, who have lost three straight and six of eight.

Scherzer (19-3) was dented for six hits and five runs -- four earned -- with six strikeouts and two walks over four full frames.

09/09 23:02:27 ET