Tigers 3, White Sox 0: Nothing but solo shots

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John Danks pitches well, but the long ball continues to plague him. Also, we're ignoring the offense at this point.

If nothing else, the 2013 White Sox enjoy sticking to themes.

John Danks gave up three runs over seven innings, which is fine for him. He only gave up six hits and a walk, but three of those hits were solo homers, which brings his total to 20, in just one out short of 90 innings.

On the other side, the White Sox mustered just four singles off Max Scherzer (7⅔ innings), Jose Veras (one out) nad Joaquim Benoit (one inning). They did draw three walks off Scherzer, who was shaky early before straightening out and looking every bit like the guy who is now 16-1 with a 2.85 ERA.

Neither team even really threatened, either. Both the Sox and Tigers went 0-for-1 with runners in scoring position, which seems like it might be some sort of record.

But hey, the Sox didn't commit any errors -- in fact, Conor Gillaspie made a great diving stab-and-throw, and Dayan Viciedo made a catch on the warning track that he usually doesn't make. They even stole two bases in two attempts, and Gordon Beckham went hard into second to break up a double play.

It wasn't funbad. It was just blah. And now they've lost nine in a row. So.

(Oh, and technically both Dankses were in the game at the same time, as Jordan Danks entered as a pinch hitter before John Danks was replaced. But they still haven't been on the field together, because when Danks took over in center, Matt Lindstrom came in to pitch.)

Record: 40-68 | Box score | Play-by-play | Highlights?

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