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.