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Sox, Cards claim wins at home

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(Charles Rex Arbogast)
The White Sox's Tyler Flowers slides safely into home on an RBI single by Alexei Ramirez during the fourth inning of Chicago's 7-4 victory over Detroit on Thursday at U.S. Cellular Field. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Jake Peavy pitched into the eighth inning, and the Chicago White Sox beat Justin Verlander and Detroit 7-4 on Thursday at U.S. Cellular Field, as the Tigers again played minus Miguel Cabrera.

Cabrera missed his third straight game because of an injured left hip flexor.

Torii Hunter homered for the third time in the series, but left in the eighth and is day to day with a sore left Achilles.

Tyler Flowers doubled and homered, and he and Alexei Ramirez drove in two runs apiece for the White Sox.

Cardinals 3, Phillies 1: Lance Lynn allowed one run over seven innings, and St. Louis scored three times in the third to win at Busch Stadium.

Matt Carpenter, Jon Jay and Matt Adams had RBIs for the Cardinals, who have won seven of nine.

Diamondbacks 3, Cubs 0: Aaron Hill had an RBI double in the first inning and a solo home run in the fifth to stake Arizona to a three-run lead heading into the seventh inning against visiting Chicago.

The Cubs had three hits at press time. Carlos Villanueva allowed six hits with five Ks in five innings.

Cliff Pennington’s ground-rule double in the fourth provided the Diamondbacks’ other run.

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