Miguel Cabrera, Tigers down White Sox 7-4
BY DARYL VAN SCHOUWEN Staff Reporter April 24, 2014 3:56PM
Updated: April 24, 2014 4:00PM
DETROIT — Miguel Cabrera continued to get well after a sluggish start to the 2014 season, driving in three runs with a pair of singles as the Detroit Tigers defeated the visiting White Sox 7-4 on Thursday afternoon.
The Sox (11-12) split their four-game series with the Tigers and completed their road trip that began in Texas against the Rangers with a 3-4 record. They open a four-game series at home against the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday.
Gordon Beckham played his first game of the season, coming off the disabled list after an injury rehab stint at AA Birmingham. Beckham struck out three times in three at-bats against Tigers starter Max Scherzer (2-1) and finished 0-for-4.
Adam Dunn hit his fifth homer of the season off Scherzer, and Dayan Viciedo was 3-for-5 with a double and a triple that Tigers right fielder Torii Hunter lost in the sun. Viciedo leads the American League with a .377 batting average.
Dunn also doubled and scored in the eighth inning. Alexei Ramirez, who is batting .352, drove in two runs with a single and sacrifice fly.
The Tigers scored two runs in the eighth against Sox right-hander Daniel Webb.
Jose Quintana (1-2) pitched six innings for the Sox, allowing three runs.
Cabrera, the two-time American League Most Valuable Player, is batting .250 but has six hits in his last 13 at-bats.