CHICAGO — Adam Eaton’s game-winning single in the ninth inning lifted the White Sox to a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday, hours after they suspended ace Chris Sale for five days.
Scheduled to start this game on Saturday, Sale instead got sent home and punished by the team for destroying collared throwback uniforms the team was scheduled to wear. The game was interrupted three times by thunderstorms on Saturday before getting suspended after eight innings tied at 3. Once it resumed, it didn’t take long for the White Sox to end it.
Avisail Garcia led off the ninth with a single against Justin Wilson (2-3), stole second and scored from third on Eaton’s two-out single to left. That gave the White Sox their second victory in 10 games.
With Sale getting scratched, the White Sox used six pitchers. Starter Matt Albers gave up a run in two innings, and David Robertson (1-2) got the final four outs to pick up the win in relief.
Garcia hit his first homer since May 28 for the White Sox, while Justin Upton went deep for Detroit.
Cameron Maybin had two hits and scored two runs for Detroit. Miguel Cabrera drove in his 1,502nd run in the first. Starter Matt Boyd gave up three runs and five hits in 4 1/3 innings, and the Tigers came up short after getting a break by not facing the 14-game winner Sale.
White Sox: LHP Carlos Rodon (wrist) is scheduled to make a rehab start for Triple-A Charlotte on Monday.