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Robertson solid as Tigers top White Sox

Jun 11, 2008 - 3:39 AM DETROIT (Ticker) -- Nate Robertson put the brakes on the Chicago White Sox's streak.

Robertson pitched 6 1/3 quality innings Tuesday as the Detroit Tigers posted a 6-3 victory over the White Sox.

Miguel Cabrera went 3-for-4 and drove in two and rookies Jeff Larish and Brent Clevlen each had RBI singles for Detroit, which has won three of four following a four-game losing streak.

Just as important, the Tigers (27-37) halted Chicago's seven-game winning streak to stay within 10 games of the first-place White Sox (37-27) in the American League Central Division.

White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen was philosophical about the loss.

"We were just one hit away from winning this game," Guillen said. "We're swinging the bats really well and when you're doing that, you going to win a lot of games."

Robertson (4-6), who is 6-6 in 18 career starts vs. Chicago, allowed three runs, eight hits and two walks en route to his third win in his last four starts.

"It always comes down to one or two at-bats in my outings," Robertson said. "Tonight, in critical situations, I got a couple of outs."

"Robertson's a very good pitcher with great stuff," White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski said. "He made his pitches, got us behind in the counts and made us swing."

The lefthander, who struck out four, bounced back after giving up five runs and eight hits in a 10-2 loss at Oakland last Wednesday.

Detroit trailed, 2-0, after the first three innings, but an RBI hit by Larish in the fourth halved the home team's deficit.

"I was just looking for a good pitch to hit and battling when it got to two strikes," Larish said.

After Clevlen scored on center fielder Nick Swisher's error, Cabrera hit a two-run single to give the Tigers a 4-2 advantage.

"Miguel's a very important part of this team," Robertson said. "To see him swinging the bat they way he is is a good sign."

Robertson ran into trouble in the seventh, loading the bases with one out before he was lifted for rookie Freddy Dolsi, who gave up an RBI groundout to Alexei Ramirez before getting Orlando Cabrera to fly out to end the inning.

Run-scoring singles by Clevlen in the sixth and Magglio Ordonez in the seventh gave Detroit a 6-3 cushion.

Dolsi balked in a run in the eighth before closer Todd Jones worked around a hit and a walk in the ninth to record his 11th save.

White Sox starter Jose Contreras (6-4) was charged with six runs, 13 hits and a walk in losing for the first time in five decisions.

"I couldn't get my slider to work and my pitches were high," Contreras said through an interpreter. "They were able to hit them."

"Jose struggled, but kept us in the game and gave us a chance to win," Guillen said. "His breaking ball was flat and he had one bad inning that cost us the game."

Jim Thome homered and Pierzynski added an RBI single for Chicago.






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    White Sox 4, Tigers 6  FinalJun 11 12:02 AM


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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    CHI WHITE SOX 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 4 12 1
    DETROIT 0 0 0 1 3 1 1 0 x 6 14 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: CHA - JOSE CONTRERAS, OCTAVIO DOTEL (7TH), BOONE LOGAN (8TH) AND
    A.J. PIERZYNSKI
    DET - NATE ROBERTSON, FREDDY DOLSI (7TH), TODD JONES
    (9TH) AND IVAN RODRIGUEZ

    HO

    Jun 10 9:40 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    BALK BY FREDDY DOLSI ALLOWED A.J. PIERZYNSKI TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C QUENTIN ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 4
    DETROIT 6 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: P KONERKO (.218, 1-FOR-3)

    White Sox 4, Tigers 6  Top 8, 0 OutsJun 10 9:11 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MAGGLIO ORDONEZ SCORED PLACIDO POLANCO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M ORDONEZ ON FIRST, C GUILLEN ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 3
    DETROIT 6 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: M CABRERA (.279, 3-FOR-3, 2 RBI)

    White Sox 3, Tigers 6  Bot 7, 0 OutsJun 10 8:59 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY ALEXEI RAMIREZ SCORED JIM THOME.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, A RAMIREZ ON FIRST, N SWISHER ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 3
    DETROIT 5 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: O CABRERA (.264, 1-FOR-3)

    White Sox 3, Tigers 5  Top 7, 0 OutsJun 10 8:51 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY BRENT CLEVLEN SCORED IVAN RODRIGUEZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 2
    DETROIT 5 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: C GRANDERSON (.238, 1-FOR-3)

    White Sox 2, Tigers 5  Bot 6, 0 OutsJun 10 8:39 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MIGUEL CABRERA SCORED CURTIS GRANDERSON AND
    PLACIDO POLANCO.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, M CABRERA ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 2
    DETROIT 4 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: J LARISH (.174, 1-FOR-1, BB, RBI)

    White Sox 2, Tigers 4  Bot 5, 0 OutsJun 10 8:22 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY NICK SWISHER ALLOWED BRENT CLEVLEN TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, P POLANCO ON FIRST, C GRANDERSON ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 2
    DETROIT 2 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: C GUILLEN (.297, 0-FOR-2)

    White Sox 2, Tigers 2  Bot 5, 0 OutsJun 10 8:17 PM
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    White Sox 2, Tigers 2  Bot 5, 0 OutsJun 10 8:17 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JEFF LARISH SCORED MIGUEL CABRERA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J LARISH ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 2
    DETROIT 1 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: E RENTERIA (.266, 0-FOR-1)

    White Sox 2, Tigers 1  Bot 4, 0 OutsJun 10 8:01 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY A.J. PIERZYNSKI SCORED ALEXEI RAMIREZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, 0 LEFT ON, 3 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 2
    DETROIT 0 END TOP, 3RD

    White Sox 2, Tigers 0  Top 3, 0 OutsJun 10 7:40 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JIM THOME (13) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT IN THE
    2ND OFF NATE ROBERTSON.
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 1, DETROIT 0
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: J DYE (.299, 10 HR, 26 RBI)

    White Sox 1, Tigers 0  Top 2, 0 OutsJun 10 7:22 PM