How it happened: Adam Dunn's two-run homer in the ninth inning gave the White Sox their first lead of the game. Closer Hector Santiago ran into trouble in the bottom of the ninth, giving up a walk to Jhonny Peralta and a two-out, two-run double to Ryan Raburn. Addison Reed relieved Santiago and recorded the final out, striking out Austin Jackson for the save. Paul Konerko hit his sixth homer of the year, a solo shot, in the seventh. Gavin Floyd threw seven strong innings for the White Sox, allowing only two runs in the second inning. Floyd scattered seven hits and struck out six. Dunn and Alejandro De Aza each had two hits.
What it means: The White Sox evened the series with the Tigers at one apiece and improved to 6-4 against AL Central teams this season.
Outside the box score: The White Sox snapped a five-game losing streak at Comerica Park.