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Porcello, Fielder Lead Tiger Past White Sox 9-1

Sep 11th, 2013 - Sports News

CHICAGO (AP) — Rick Porcello pitched his first career complete game, Prince Fielder homered among his four hits and the Detroit Tigers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 9-1 win over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night.

Alex Avila added four hits and two RBIs as AL Central-leading Detroit's offense finally got rolling against the sloppy White Sox, allowing the Tigers to increase their lead over Cleveland to 5 1/2 games.

Porcello scattered seven hits, struck out five and walked one. The 24-year-old right-hander retired 14 straight after Chicago scored its only run in the fourth.

— Suspended shortstop Jhonny Peralta will work out with the Detroit Tigers before Wednesday's game at the Chicago White Sox.

Peralta accepted a 50-game suspension from Major League Baseball on Aug. 5 as part of its investigation into Biogenesis of America, a Florida anti-aging clinic accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs.

Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski made the announcement about Peralta before Tuesday's game at U.S. Cellular Field after meeting with Tigers players.

Dombrowski says no decision has been made on whether to activate Peralta, a two-time All-Star. He is eligible to return on Sept. 27 for the Tigers' final three regular-season games in Miami.

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