CHICAGO (AP) — David Price struck out 11 in a five-hitter, Miguel Cabrera homered the Detroit Tigers ended an eight-game losing streak, beating the Chicago White Sox 7-1 Saturday night.
The four-time AL Central champion Tigers stopped their worst skid since 2005 and avoided falling below .500 for the first time this year.
Detroit finished with 18 hits after averaging 2.75 runs per game during their slide. Cabrera hit a two-run homer, his 12th.
Price (5-2) struck out seven straight batters in the middle innings. He walked two in his 13th career complete game.
Price worked with extra rest after throwing a season-high 121 pitches in 7 2-3 innings Sunday against the Angels.
John Danks (3-5) gave up five runs and 11 hits in 4 2-3 innings.
The Tigers scored five times on seven hits in the fifth. Cabrera’s homer ended a string of 13 consecutive scoreless innings for Danks.
James McCann followed with an RBI double, and Josh Wilson and Jose Iglesias added RBI singles. That trio, the last three batters in the Detroit lineup, combined for 10 hits.
Iglesias and J.D. Martinez added RBI doubles.
Alexei Ramirez doubled in the third for the lone White Sox run.
Tigers: RHP Justin Verlander (triceps strain) struck out nine and allowed a run and four hits in 5 2-3 innings in likely his final rehab assignment at Triple-A Toledo on Saturday. He is expected to rejoin the team next week. The date of his next start has yet to be announced. … RHP Bruce Rondon (biceps tendinitis) allowed four runs in an inning in possibly his final rehab appearance with Toledo on Saturday. … DH Victor Martinez (left knee inflammation) has been working out at extended spring training and is expected to rejoin the team Tuesday to be evaluated.
White Sox: OF Melky Cabrera had the day off. He is hitting .197 in his last 27 games.
Tigers: RHP Alfredo Simon (5-3, 2.97) will pitch the series finale. He gave up three runs in five innings in his last start against the White Sox on May 6.
White Sox: RHP Jeff Samardzija (4-3, 4.68) will start Sunday. He allowed nine runs in a season-low five innings against the Rangers in his last start.