Vaughn hits tiebreaking single, White Sox beat Tigers 6-4
CHICAGO -- Andrew Vaughn hit a tiebreaking single in the seventh inning for the second consecutive night, AJ Pollock homered in the eighth and the White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 6-4 on Saturday night.
Vaughn had three hits for the White Sox, who moved within 2½ games of AL Central leader Cleveland.
Liam Hendriks worked around Kerry Carpenter's first major league hit -- a single -- and a walk in the ninth for the closer's 25th save in 28 chances.
Akil Baddoo and Harold Castro each had a pair of hits and Riley Green drove in three runs for the Tigers, who have dropped six straight and nine of 10.
Vaughn's RBI single off Joe Jiménez (3-2) gave the White Sox a 5-4 lead in the seventh. José Abreu singled and moved to second on Yasmani Grandal's flyout. A replay confirmed Abreu was safe, and he scored on Vaughn's third hit.
Vaughn also hit a tiebreaking single in the seventh inning of Chicago's 2-0 victory over the Tigers on Friday.
Pollock hit his sixth homer in the eighth off Andrew Chafin.
Lucas Giolito (9-6) overcame a rough second inning, allowing four runs and eight hits in seven innings. He struck out seven and walked one. He retired 12 consecutive batters after allowing a go-ahead double to Eric Haase in the third. Baddoo singled off Giolito in the seventh before Giolito induced an inning-ending double play.
Matt Manning allowed four runs and 10 hits in five innings for Detroit.
Abreu's sac fly put the White Sox ahead in the first.
Detroit took a 3-1 lead in the second on Greene's three-run double off the left-field wall against Giolito. With two outs, Carpenter walked and Jonathan Schoop and Baddoo singled before the double.
Chicago tied it at 3 in the bottom of the inning with Leury García's single and Pollock's sac fly.
Haase doubled off Giolito and the Tigers retook the lead, 4-3, in the third.
The White Sox tied it again on Eloy Jiménez's RBI single in the fourth.
Chicago improved to 42-17 against the Tigers since 2019.
Detroit manager A.J. Hinch was ejected in the seventh inning after talking to the umpire crew.
Tigers RHP Bryan Garcia will be promoted from Triple-A Toledo to start Game 2 of Monday's doubleheader at Cleveland, Hinch said. RHP Drew Hutchison is scheduled to start Game 1.
White Sox: OF Luis Robert (sprained left wrist) was out of the lineup. He exited Friday's victory over Detroit after colliding with 2B Schoop while trying to steal second base. Robert was experiencing soreness and tightness, manager Tony La Russa said. ... RHP Joe Kelly is feeling better after he left Thursday's loss at Kansas City with lightheadedness, La Russa said. ... RHP Vince Velasquez (right index finger blister) was with the White Sox Saturday after his rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte. La Russa said the team has yet to make a decision about Velasquez.
LHP Tyler Alexander (2-6, 3.83 ERA) is scheduled to start for the Tigers against White Sox RHP Lance Lynn (2-5, 5.88) on Sunday.