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Tigers 3, White Sox 2: Another extra-inning loss extends futility streak to 10 games

White Sox finish the worst road trip in franchise history 0-fer

Konerko prolonged the inevitable with a 9th inning HR
Konerko prolonged the inevitable with a 9th inning HR
Duane Burleson

In the first inning, the White Sox loaded the bases. They had three hits and a walk in the inning. They scored zero runs.

In direct contrast, the Tigers scored two runs on one hit in the 7th inning.

Adam Dunn crushed a home run to straight away center field around 450 feet for the Sox's first run. They had a lead for three innings, which felt weird and unnatural.

They should have had one more run to tie it in the eighth. Alejandro De Aza lead off with a ground rule double. Alexei Ramirez bunted him over to third. Alex Rios hit a line drive to center field that should have scored the run, and would have only got him out with a perfect laser beam throw, but for some reason De Aza was several steps off the bag and did not tag up. Rick Porcello was lifted, Dunn struck out to end the inning, and all was right in the world.

Andre Rienzo kept the Tigers off balance and looked pretty good in his second career start. He went six innings, allowed seven baserunners, two earned runs and struck out three. It was another quality start for the youngster, yet he remains without a major league record.

Paul Konerko had his first hit of the series in the ninth inning, a home run to the left-center power gap. It is just his eighth of the year, but hopefully it signals a return to the form we expect from the captain. He put on his mitt and played at first yesterday for the first time since coming off the DL last month.

In the 10th and with one out, Alexei Ramirez hit a weak pop up over the infield with Tyler Flowers on second. Flowers, showing terrible-baserunning solidarity with his teammate De Aza, took off for third . The pop up was caught and they doubled up Flowers.

Miguel Cabrera was tapped to pinch hit in the 12th. He singled and his pinch runner came around to score for a walk-off win against the White Sox.

For the first time in franchise history, the team has had a road trip of seven or more games and lost them all. The losing streak stands at 10 games in a row.

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