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Chicago's Jackson shuts down Tigers

Jul 17, 2011 - 1:24 AM Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Edwin Jackson tossed a shutout to lead the Chicago White Sox past the Detroit Tigers, 5-0, in the middle contest of a three-game series.

The shutout was Jackson's first since the former Tiger threw a no-hitter on June 25, 2010, as a member of the Diamondbacks.

This time, Jackson (6-7) scattered nine hits and two walks, while striking out two.

"When Edwin is around the plate, that's the kind of pitcher you're gonna see," said White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen. "He was outstanding. He was great this evening, especially with the lineup. That lineup is a pretty scary lineup and he threw a pretty good game."

Carlos Quentin went 3-for-4 with a home run for the White Sox, who have won three of four. Juan Pierre tallied four hits, knocked in a run and stole two bases to move past Monte Ward and into sole possession of 28th place on the all-time steals list with 542 career swipes.

Max Scherzer (10-5) took the loss for the Tigers -- losers in three of their last four -- despite allowing just two runs on eight hits over eight innings.

Quentin began the second with a bang, ripping a 3-1 fastball over the fence in left to give the White Sox a 1-0 lead.

Pierre ripped a one-out single to left an inning later and promptly swiped second to move past Ward. An Alexei Ramirez groundout moved Pierre to third, and he came home one batter later on Paul Konerko's base hit to left.

Miguel Cabrera doubled with one down in the sixth and Victor Martinez followed with a walk. Both runners advanced on Jhonny Peralta's groundout, but Jackson induced Carlos Guillen, who returned from the 60-day disabled list prior to the game, into an inning-ending groundout to keep the Tigers off the board.

In all, Detroit stranded nine and was 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position.

"We hit a few balls hard," said Tigers manager Jim Leyland. "We had a few chances. We got some guys on the bases, but we just couldn't deliver the big hit."

Scherzer was replaced by Jose Valverde to begin the ninth and the White Sox took advantage, adding three insurance runs.

Quentin led off with a single and was replaced by pinch-runner Brent Lillibrigde, who promptly stole second. Valverde then intentionally walked A.J. Pierzynski and both runners advanced on a passed ball.

Gordon Beckham plated Lillibrigde and placed runners on the corners with a single to right, then stole second. A Brent Morel groundout scored Pierzynski and Pierre followed with a single to push across Beckham, sealing the final margin.

Game Notes

Prior to the game, the Tigers activated Al Alburquerque from the 15-day disabled list and Guillen from the 60-day disabled list. Alburquerque recorded the final out in the top of the ninth. Guillen went 1-for-4...Jackson recorded the third shutout of his career...The White Sox are 26-20 against teams with a winning record.

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  • Juan Pierre single to left scored Gordon Beckham. Runner on first with two out and Alexei Ramirez due up.

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  • Brent Morel ground out second to first scored A.J. Pierzynski. On the play, Gordon Beckham advances to third. Runner on third with two out and Juan Pierre due up.

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  • Gordon Beckham single to right scored Brent Lillibridge. On the play, A.J. Pierzynski advances to third. Runners on first and third with one out and Brent Morel due up.

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  • Paul Konerko single to left scored Juan Pierre. Runner on first with two out and Adam Dunn due up.

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  • Carlos Quentin lead-off Home Run (18) to left. Alex Rios due up.

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