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Verlander strikes back

June 10 vs. Detroit Tigers

KW's Daily Special:
There's nothing special about this White Sox team.

Short Take:In the past, the White Sox have had Detroit ace Justin Verlander's number. Unfortunately, this is not the past.

Detroit ace Justin Verlander took a lifetime 2-9 record against the White Sox to the U.S. Cellular Field mound on Wednesday night. Unfortunately, fortunes changed for the Tigers' right-hander as he fired a complete game and beat the South Siders 2-1.

Sox lefty John Danks (4-5) matched Verlander pitch-for-pitch through five innings. The game remained scoreless until the sixth, when feared Detroit slugger Adam Everett homered right down the left-field line to give the Tigers a 1-0 lead. It was only Everett's second home run of the season.

The Sox had a great opportunity to tie in the bottom half of the inning. Brian Anderson picked on a hanging breaking ball from Verlander and laced a leadoff double. The inning seemed promising when Scott Podsednik sacrificed Anderson over to third with one out. But as has so often been the case this year, the Sox failed to drive in the run. Alexei Ramirez popped weakly to second and Jermaine Dye struck out looking. The Sox finished the night 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position. What new?

Detroit added an insurance run in the seventh. After two singles, Tigers third baseman Brandon Inge reached on a phantom hit by pitch to load the bases. Danks then walked Ryan Raburn to force in a run and put Detroit ahead 2-0.

Sox designated hitter Jim Thome finally put the South Siders on the board in the bottom of the seventh, when he crushed a Verlander (7-2) fastball deep into the right-field seats to make the score 2-1.

The Sox saw their best opportunity to tie the game go by the boards in the eighth. Chris Getz (2-for-3) led off with a single and moved into scoring position on a sacrifice bunt by Anderson. But Podsednik bounced out to short and Ramirez swung wildly at three straight breaking balls out of the zone to end the threat. Verlander retired the side in order in the ninth to complete the game.

Danks struck out seven in 7 1/3 innings, but his effort was not quite good enough. To add insult to injury, Sox first baseman Paul Konerko bruised his thumb on an awkward swing and had to leave the game in the seventh inning. According to postgame reports, he is listed as day-to-day.

The Sox have now dropped three of the first four in this five-game set, all by one run. They will try again tomorrow afternoon at 1 p.m. Right-hander Gavin Floyd (4-5, 5.35 ERA) will be on the mound for the Sox. Right-hander Edwin Jackson (6-3, 2.15 ERA) is slated to pitch for Detroit.

Critic's Corner:
Given that the Sox are 3-8 on the homestand, they don't deserve any stars.

submitted by JB98.

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