Chicago White Sox top Detroit Tigers, 6-2


Aug 31, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox second baseman Carlos Sanchez hits a single against the Detroit Tigers during the eighth inning at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago White Sox were able to take the final series of August against the Detroit Tigers, winning by a 6-2 score on Sunday at US Cellular Field.

Though no runs were scored in the final three innings, it was the White Sox who put runs on the board early with a 5-0 lead after two innings, including three runs in the second inning.

The White Sox scored their final run in the bottom of the sixth. The Tigers scored both their runs in the top of the sixth.

The top seven batters in the White Sox order all had at least one hit, including Adam Eaton, Carlos Sanchez and Avisail Garcia each with two hits. Also with two hits was Tyler Flowers who bats eighth in the order.

Looking at Garcia, he was 2-for-4 with one run and two RBIs. Also with RBIs for the White Sox were Jose Abreu (99th of the season) and Conor Gillaspie (49th of the season).

In his MLB debut, first baseman Andy Wilkins went 0-for-4.

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The win went to Jose Quintana, who pitied seven innings. Quintana finished by allowing two earned runs on six hits and one walk. He struck out three and saw his ERA move down to 3.44 on the season.

This was a surprise series split by the White Sox, as the Tigers 12 games better in the standing than the “Good Guys.”

The win moves the White Sox to 62-75 on the year. Next up for the White Sox are the Minnesota Twins.