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July 11, 2013

Tigers bounce back to upend White Sox

Blue Jays edge Indians in 9th.

Prince Fielder homered, Rick Porcello pitched six solid innings and the Detroit Tigers bounced back Wednesday night with an 8-5 victory over the Chicago White Sox.

Detroit allowed 23 hits in an 11-4 loss to the White Sox on Tuesday, but it was the Tigers who did the slugging early on in this game. Fielder lined a two-run shot to right field in the first inning for his 16th homer.

Conor Gillaspie and Gordon Beckham homered for Chicago.

Porcello (6-6) allowed three runs and seven hits. Joaquin Benoit pitched the ninth for his eighth save in eight chances.

Dylan Axelrod (3-6) allowed seven runs and 11 hits in 5 2-3 innings.

Fielder, Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez had three hits each for the AL Central leaders. Cabrera’s run-scoring single in the sixth pushed his major league-leading RBI total to 93.

Chicago’s Alex Rios was hitless a night after going 6 for 6.

ORIOLES 6, RANGERS 1

Wei-Yin Chen returned from the disabled list to pitch seven innings of three-hit ball, and the Baltimore Orioles got a three-run homer from Nolan Reimold in a victory over Texas.

Manny Machado had three hits and an RBI for the Orioles, who won for only the third time in nine games.

Chen (4-3) had not pitched since May 12 because of a strained right oblique. The left-hander allowed one run, walked three and struck out four.

Major league home run leader Chris Davis went 0 for 3 with a walk and is hitless in his last 17 at-bats. He hasn’t gotten a hit since Major League Baseball announced he was the leading vote getter in All-Star fan balloting.

Reimold homered off Josh Lindblom (1-3).

YANKEES 8, ROYALS 1

Robinson Cano hit a three-run homer, Lyle Overbay added a grand slam and the New York Yankees snapped out of their offensive funk with a win over Kansas City.

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