Winless Tigers Lose Sixth in a Row, 13-2

Chicago completes sweep of Detroit on the road
By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 6, 2008 10:48 PM CDT
Chicago White Sox starter Mark Buehrle pitches against the Detroit Tigers in the third inning of their game Sunday night in Detroit.    (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
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(Newser) – Nick Swisher homered on the game's second pitch, while Carlos Quentin had four RBIs as the Chicago White Sox handed the Tigers a 13-2 loss Sunday night. Despite the second-highest payroll in baseball, the Tigers, the only winless team in the majors, are off to their worst start since going 0-9 at the beginning 2003, when they lost an AL-record 119 games.  

All six of Detroit's losses have come at home, and the Tigers were booed loudly by the crowd of 35,230 as the game unraveled. One of the few cheers was a sarcastic ovation after Yorman Bazardo got the last out of Chicago's four-run ninth. Chicago’s Mark Buerhle (1-0) rebounded from being tagged for seven runs on opening day, holding the Tigers to two runs and seven hits in seven innings.