Jeremy Bonderman has to be wondering if he'll ever be able to get a normal start. Last Sunday, he was ejected (questionably) after hitting Aaron Rowand in the back. After being pushed back in the rotation to accommodate a third lefty being added to the group, Bonderman couldn't get out of the 2nd inning again - this time because of a line drive off his leg by Jose Valentin.
Bonderman reluctantly left the game, frustrated that he couldn't get a normal start in yet again.
And while the Tigers obviously had pitching woes, the White Sox had their recently-acquired ace on the mound, who came out to stop the bleeding and end the White Sox 7-game losing streak.
Freddy Garica did just that, pitching 7 1/3 innings, giving up 4 runs on 5 hits with 8 strikeouts. Damaso Marte gave up the 4th run to put the score at 5-4, but a solo Home Run by Rowand in the top of the 9th got the White Sox back their 2-run lead.
On offense, the Tigers did get 4 runs, but off just 5 hits. 2 of those hits were solo Home Runs, one by Brandon Inge, the other by Rondell White. Alex Sanchez also went 1-for-4 with a run, a stolen base and an RBI.
For the White Sox, besides Davis' and Rowand's Home Runs, Paul Konerko went 3-for-4 with a run scored, and Carlose Lee went 2-for-5, also scoring a run.