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Updated: April 22, 2014 12:23AM



DETROIT – John Danks pitched out of trouble and worked into the seventh inning, holding the Tigers to one run, and the visiting White Sox broke through against Anibal Sanchez with three runs in the seventh for a 3-1 victory against the Detroit Tigers Monday.

After the Sox (10-10) gave Danks (2-0, 2.84 ERA) the lead, Ronald Belisario pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings of relief and Matt Lindstrom gave up a double and a walk in the ninth but pitched out of his own jam for his second save.

After getting one hit against Sanchez through the first six innings, the Sox erased a 1-0 deficit in the seventh. Conor Gillaspie led off with a double and scored on Jose Abreu’s fly ball that bounced off the right field line and into the seats in foul territory for a ground-rule double. The fair call was unsuccessfully challenged by Tigers manager Brad Ausmus.

After Adam Dunn struck out, Dayan Viciedo stayed hot with a double to the base of the center field wall, scoring Abreu. Viciedo scored on Alexei Ramirez’ single, but not before he was held up at third and then dashed home when left fielder Davis’ throw skipped to the Sox dugout. Viciedo was called out on Avila’s throw to Sanchez covering home, but Ventura – who had unsuccessfully used up his challenge -- asked for an umpires challenge, received it and had the call overturned. The Sox led 3-1.

The Tigers scored their run against Danks on Avila’s RBI groundout in the second. Detroit (9-7) out-hit the Sox 9-5.

Danks gave up six hits and three walks and struck out one. The Tigers, who had baserunners in every inning against him, hit into two double plays.

Before the game, Ventura said the Chris Sale will miss his scheduled start in the second game of the four-game series because of a sore arm. Ventura called it “general soreness.’’

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