Originally posted on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 9/25/12
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago White Sox gave Detroit an opening to tie for the AL Central lead when Gordon Beckham hit into a game-ending forceout with the potential tying run on second base Tuesday in a 4-3 loss to the last-place Cleveland Indians. Down 4-0, the White Sox closed when A.J. Pierzynski and Dayan Viciedo hit consecutive fifth-inning home runs off Corey Kluber (2-4) and then pulled within a run when Paul Konerko homered off Chris Perez leading off the ninth. Perez walked a pair of batters with two outs, and Beckham grounded to shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera, who threw to second baseman Jason Kipnis for the force. Chicago (82-72) has held sole possession of the division lead since Sept. 3. Detroit (81-72) hosted Kansas City on Tuesday night. After Wednesday night's series finale, the White Sox host a four-game series against Tampa Bay and then close with three games in Cleveland. Detroit finishes its four-game series against Kansas City on Thursday, then winds up with a pair of three-game series at Minnesota and the Royals. Francisco Liriano (6-12) allowed all four runs and seven hits in 3 2-3 innings. He is 1-2 with a 6.30 ERA in his last seven appearances. Kluber (2-4) gave up four hits in seven innings, retiring nine of his last 10 batters. Vinnie Pestano and Perez completed the six-hitter, with Perez gaining his 37th save in 41 chances. Russ Canzler had three hits and homered for the second straight game, putting Cleveland ahead in the second. Canzler doubled between a pair of walks as the Indians loaded the bases with one out in the fourth, and Thomas Neal barely beat out a potential double-play grounder as Carlos Santana scored. Upset by first base umpire Jerry Layne's call, Pierzynski jumped up and down at home plate. Ezequiel Carrera and Shin-soo Choo followed with consecutive RBI singles that chased Liriano. NOTES: Pierzynski has a career-best 27 homers. Only Carlton Fisk has more homers in a season by a White Sox catcher, with 37 in 1985. ... Chicago has hit back-to-back homers 10 times this year. ... The teams are a combined 2 for 8 in steal attempts this series. ... White Sox manager Robin Ventura shuffled his rotation, giving starters Jake Peavy and Chris Sale an extra day of rest. Peavy will pitch the series opener against the Rays on Thursday, and Sale will start the series finale on Sunday. Lefty Hector Santiago (3-1, 3.45 ERA) was plugged in for the series finale against Cleveland on Wednesday. The Indians start RHP Justin Masterson (11-15, 4.97). ... Cleveland RHP Roberto Hernandez (sprained right ankle) will throw three innings in a simulated game Wednesday. Indians manager Manny Acta said Hernandez will possibly throw one more simulated game after that and be done for the season.
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