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White Sox top Tigers on walk-off HBP in 11th

Jun 6, 2015 - 4:04 AM Chicago, IL ( - Avisail Garcia leaned into a pitch and the White Sox walked off with a win over the skidding Tigers.

Garcia was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the 11th inning and Chicago beat Detroit 4-3 in the opener of a three-game series after tying the score on Adam LaRoche's solo home run in the bottom of the ninth.

After White Sox pitchers retired 14 consecutive Tigers batters, Adam Eaton and Alexei Ramirez hit consecutive singles off Alex Wilson (1-2) to start the bottom of the 11th.

The Tigers intentionally walked reigning AL Rookie of the Year Jose Abreu to load the bases and Wilson worked a 1-2 count against the right-handed Garcia, who lunged into an inside fastball that struck him where his right biceps met his chest.

The odd ending produced a delayed celebration by the White Sox.

"Usually you celebrate when a guy hits (the ball)," said Chicago manager Robin Ventura. "But when it hit him, everyone kind of froze for a second."

Earlier, LaRoche homered off Tigers closer Joakim Soria with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to tie the score.

"He's a good hitter and he hit the ball real hard," Soria said.

Garcia also homered for the White Sox, who won for just the seventh time in their last 18 games.

Josh Wilson hit a go-ahead two-run single in the seventh inning for the Tigers, who have lost eight in a row for the first time since Sept. 16-23, 2005.

Tigers left-hander Kyle Ryan was in line for the win in his second career start after allowing just two runs on three hits and a walk in seven innings.

Ryan's first career start was against the White Sox last Aug. 30, when he threw six scoreless to win his major league debut in the second game of a doubleheader.

White Sox lefty Jose Quintana also went seven innings, yielding three runs on nine hits and two walks.

The Tigers took a 3-1 lead on Wilson's bloop single into right-center field. Garcia smacked an opposite-field homer to right field leading off the bottom of the seventh, his fifth of the season, to draw Chicago within 3-2.

After Zach Putnam struck out all three batters he faced in the top of the eighth, Chicago's J.B. Shuck led off the bottom of the inning with a single against Joba Chamberlain. Shuck made it to third with Blaine Hardy on the mound but was stranded there when Soria retired Alexei Ramirez on a groundout.

David Robertson struck out the side in the top of the ninth, making it six Ks in a row for White Sox pitchers, and LaRoche hammered Soria's 94 mph fastball over the wall in right-center to tie the score with Chicago down to its last out.

Robertson remained in the game to throw a 1-2-3 10th and Jake Petricka (1-1) tossed a perfect 11th for Chicago.

The White Sox took a 1-0 lead in the first inning after Ramirez singled and scored on Abreu's double. Yoenis Cespedes hit a ground-rule double in the top of the fourth and the Tigers tied the score on Nick Castellanos' two-out RBI single.

Game Notes

The Tigers are 2-11 since going a season high-tying nine games over .500 on May 22 ... Detroit center fielder Rajai Davis was activated from the paternity leave list after missing the last five games and went 1-for-5 with a triple.