Tigers 3, White Sox 0

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DETROIT -- Max Scherzer won his 16th game and the Detroit Tigers sent the Chicago White Sox to their ninth straight loss with a 3-0 victory on Saturday night.

Scherzer gave up one hit through six innings and three hits in 7 2/3 innings. He was back by home runs from three different Tigers.

Detroit has now won seven in a row and 11 of its last 12 games.

Scherzer walked three and struck out six in improving to 16-1. Jose Veras came on after Scherzer allowed his third hit, a two-out single, and got the final out of the eighth by throwing Alexei Ramirez two straight curveballs.

Joaquin Benoit made it 12-for-12 in saves with a scoreless ninth.

White Sox starter John Danks (2-9) allowed six hits in seven innings, but three of them went over fence as Chicago dropped its 15th game in its last 18.

All three home runs were solo shots that gave Detroit an early 3-0 lead.

Torii Hunter blasted his 12th homer of the season as the Tigers' second batter of the game and Jhonny Peralta opened the second inning with his 11th, a drive to dead center field.

Newcomer Jose Iglesias, who hit one to the warning track on Friday in his first game with the Tigers, put one into the left field seats with one out in the

fourth. It was his second home run of the season.

NOTES: Detroit wore special script 'Tigres' jerseys for the game as it observed its eighth Fiesta Tigres celebration to honor Hispanic and Latino players. ... Chicago asked waivers on OF Dewayne Wise, who preserved Mark Buehrle's 2009 perfect game with an over-the-wall catch of what would have been a home run in the ninth inning, for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release. Wise, 35, hit .234 in 30 games but had been on the disabled list since May 30 with a right hamstring strain. ... Detroit 2B Omar Infante, out of action since early July with a left ankle sprain, was only doing base-running drills at half-speed before the game and won't be ready for a rehab assignment until some point next week. ... Chicago's Paul Konerko returned to first base. "I talked to him Friday night and he said he was ready," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. ... 3B Miguel Cabrera wasn't in the starting lineup for the second straight game. Cabrera's abdominal strain has kept him out of six games since July 23.
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