The Tigers beat the White Sox 8-6 last night in the Motor City. Miguel Cabrera homered and drove in three runs, while Alex Avila had three hits. The Tigers sent 10 batters to the plate in a five-run third inning. Justin Verlander got the win and moved to 3-and-1. Verlander allowed two runs on eight hits and two walks in seven innings. He struck out seven. The Tigers are now one game ahead of the Royals for fist place in the division. Drew Smyly on the mound for Detroit tonight at home against the White Sox.