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Tigers Vs. White Sox: Detroit Opens Game By Scoring Thrice, But Chicago Answers With 2 In Home Half

After Chicago White Sox lefty John Danks got the leading lady in the top of the first inning, he struggled to locate his pitches on the next four hitters, allowing all to reach and three runs to eventually cross the plate.

After Jackson flew out to lead off the game, Andy Dirks walked, Miguel Cabrera singled and Prince Fielder plated them both by whistling a double over the head of center fielder Alejandro De Aza, busting out of his 0-22 slump in a big way. Delmon Young followed Fielder's double up with a double to center of his own on the very first pitch to put the Tigers up 3-0.

In the bottom half of the inning, the White Sox got back into the game -- as if they were really ever out of it -- by scoring two off a two-run homer by Adam Dunn. The home run was Dunn's 12th of the season, but his first off a lefty since August 2010.

So that's where we stand after an inning of play -- the Tigers up 3-2.

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