(DETROIT, MI) - Clayton Richard pitched eight strong innings as the Chicago White Sox avoided a sweep in Detroit with a 5-1 win over the Tigers.
The Lafayette Native allowed a run on five hits to improve to 4 and 3.
The White Sox scored four runs in the top of the first capped by a titanic two-run shot from Paul Konerko, his 19th home run of the season.
Rookie Gordon Beckham would add a solo shot of Tigers starter and loser Rick Porcello in the second.
Chicago entered the four-game series tied with Detroit for first place in the AL Central.
They leave the motor city two games behind the Tigers in the division.
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