White Sox Rally for Win Over Tigers

Detroit falls to 0-5 as wild Willis walks seven, loses his debut
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Apr 5, 2008 9:59 PM CDT
Chicago White Sox' Jermaine Dye hits a solo home run in the eighth inning against the Detroit Tigers in a baseball game Saturday, April 5, 2008, in Detroit. The White Sox beat the Tigers, 5-3.    (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
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(Newser) – Jim Thome hit an RBI double in the sixth inning for the White Sox's only hit off Dontrelle Willis, and Chicago beat the Detroit Tigers 5-3 Saturday. Detroit, the only winless team in the major leagues, is 0-5 for the first time since the Tigers dropped their first nine games in 2003 en route to an AL-record 119 losses. Willis walked seven in his Tigers debut.

The former Florida Marlins ace gave up three runs in the White Sox's four-run sixth.
Brandon Inge drove in all of Detroit's runs with a two-run homer and RBI double. Taking a no-hit bid into the sixth, Willis walked Nick Swisher and Orlando Cabrera leading off, then Thome doubled off the base of the left-field wall for the first run.