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Justin Verlander Struggles As Tigers Lose To White Sox, 8-2

Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Carlos Quentin drove in three runs, Adam Dunn and Gordon Beckham each knocked in two, and the Chicago White Sox took a 8-2 win over the Detroit Tigers as the two teams began a three-game series to open the second half.

Gavin Floyd (7-9) tossed 7 2/3 strong innings for Chicago, which limped into the All-Star break losing five of six and posting a sub-.500 record in the first half for the first time since 2007.

Floyd, who had lost his last four decisions, allowed two runs -- one earned -- on six hits and struck out five.

Justin Verlander (12-5), who posted an 8-1 mark through his last nine starts while pitching to a minuscule 0.75 earned run average heading into the break, did not start the second half on a good note. He was roughed up for four earned runs on seven hits over six innings.

Miguel Cabrera left the All-Star Game with mild soreness in his right side but appeared to be fine as he reached 1,500-hit milestone on Friday. He got there with a 2-for-3 performance, including a two-run homer, for Detroit, which won four of five heading into the break.