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NYY@DET: Porcello allows two runs over eight innings

Jose Quintana will go for his first win at U.S. Cellular Field since May 26, and first in August, in Sunday's four-game series finale against the Tigers.

Quintana had four no-decisions with a 2.20 ERA in five starts in July, but is 0-3 with a 5.08 ERA, a 1.44 WHIP and opposing slash line of .287/.341/.391 this month. He's allowed at least four runs in each of his last three starts, and a total of 14 in the 17 2/3 innings.

The third-year lefty tossed just five innings with six earned runs on nine hits in Tuesday's 8-6 loss to the Indians.

The Tigers' Rick Porcello will go for his 16th win, which would tie the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw for the Major League lead. Detroit will be looking to maintain a share of first place with Kansas City in the American League Central.

Porcello's 15 wins are a career high and he's just nine frames away from a benchmark of 182 innings.

Porcello went 7-1 with 2.07 ERA against the White Sox over the previous two seasons, seemingly solving a team that had his number in past years. However, the White Sox got him for six runs (five earned) on nine hits over five innings June 9 in Chicago.

Three White Sox with at least 20 at-bats -- Adam Dunn (.320 average, two homers), Conor Gillaspie (.450) and Paul Konerko (.324) -- have had formidable career success against Porcello.

With another warm, humid afternoon set for Chicago's South Side, Porcello will be under plenty of pressure to keep his sinker down and induce ground balls from a White Sox offense that got the ball in the air against Max Scherzer on Saturday afternoon.

White Sox: Abreu nursing sore leg
White Sox slugger Jose Abreu went 4-for-6 as the designated hitter in Saturday's doubleheader despite being hindered by a sore upper left leg. He said he's been receiving therapy on it from head athletic trainer Herm Schneider.

"It's been bothering me a little bit, but I'm doing everything I can do to play and just working on it," Abreu said through interpreter and director of public relations Lou Hernandez. "It isn't an injury, it's just something that's bothering me."

Abreu left Friday's 7-1 loss after in the eighth after going 3-for-3. He extended his hit streak to 11 games after reaching in both contests Saturday. Abreu was seen limping in the third inning of the nightcap, but remained in the game, reaching base twice more.

Tigers: Cabrera leaves Saturday's nightcap
Reigning AL MVP Miguel Cabrera left Saturday night's in the middle of the fourth inning after showing signs of discomfort throughout the series.

Cabrera is 1-for-12 during the three game series with an RBI, registered when he grounded out on his final at-bat Saturday. The roller went away from pitcher Chris Bassitt, prompting an extra -- and what appeared to be painful -- effort from Cabrera en route to first.

Third baseman Don Kelly took over for Cabrera at first and Nick Castellanos entered the game at third.

Cabrera's status remains unclear for Sunday's series finale.

Worth noting
• The White Sox will end August having won just one series in nine tries.

• After splitting Saturday's doubleheader, the Tigers are 39-31 on the road, good for third best in the American League. Comments