Paul Konerko on White Sox’ dismal year: ‘I was never on a team like this’
BY DARYL VAN SCHOUWEN firstname.lastname@example.org August 4, 2013 3:59PM
Updated: August 4, 2013 5:15PM
DETROIT – Torii Hunter singled home pinch runner Matt Tiasosopo from second base with the winning run in the bottom of the 12th inning, and the Detroit Tigers defeated the White Sox 3-2 for their first extra-inning victory at home this season.
The loss was the Sox’ 10th in a row and 16th in the last 19 games. Their 0-7 road trip that began with four games in Cleveland marked the first time in team history they’ve gone winless on a trip of seven games or more.
The 10-game skid is the franchise’s first since 1976.
Dylan Axelrod took the loss. Pinch hitter Miguel Cabrera, who has been sidelined with a sore hip, led off the 12th with a pinch single. Austin Jackson bunted Tiasosopo to second before Hunter lined a hit over shortstop Alexei Ramirez.
The Sox tied it in the ninth on Paul Konerko’s leadoff homer against left-hander Drew Smiley.
Adam Dunn (4-for-5) hit a home run to center estimated at 475 feet against starter Rick Porcello.
Andre Rienzo retired 14 Tigers in one stretch but walked the first two batters in the seventh and gave up an RBI double to Alex Avila. The Tigers added a second run in the inning on Ramon Santiago’s sacrifice fly.