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Jeremy Bonderman pitches Tigers past White Sox in nightcap

DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers quickly bounced back from a bad beating.

Jeremy Bonderman allowed one run in 6 2/3 innings, Brennan Boesch and Johnny Damon each drove in two runs and the Detroit Tigers earned a split of a day-night doubleheader with a 7-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night.

Damon was 3-for-5.

Chicago won the first game 12-2 as Juan Pierre homered for the first time in almost two years.

"When you get your butts kicked in, nobody wants to let it happen again," Boesch said.

Bonderman (6-6) allowed five hits, walking one and striking out five.

"I can't worry about that," Bonderman said. "I can't control wins or losses. I can't control that."

Robbie Weinhardt and Ryan Perry finished it for Bonderman.

"Bonderman kept us off-balance, pretty much," Pierre said. "He was hitting his spots. Not working in the middle of the plate but on the edges."

Carlos Torres (0-1), who was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte before the first game, was the loser, giving up five runs and nine hits in six innings with five walks and four strikeouts.

He gave up all of the runs in the first two innings.

"Just a little too pumped up going out there in the first inning," said Torres, who was optioned back to Charlotte after the second game.

Detroit took a 1-0 lead in the first on Boesch's bases-loaded fielder's-choice grounder.

The Tigers made it 5-0 while batting around in the second. Alex Avila's RBI double into the left-field corner plated the first run, Will Rhymes hit a two-out, run-scoring single and Damon and Boesch each had two-out, run-producing doubles.

Paul Konerko put Chicago on the board in the seventh with his 26th home run.

Detroit added two runs in the eighth on pitcher Tony Pena's throwing error and Damon's fielder's choice.

Game notes
Omar Vizquel was 3-for-3 in the nightcap. With his 2,756th hit, he moved past Vada Pinson into sole possession of 49th place on the career list and now has 2,758. ... Damon was Detroit's DH for both games of the doubleheader after missing three games with a sore back. ... Konerko's home run was estimated at 424 feet. ... Jackson has 122 hits, which leads AL rookies and is the most by a Tigers rookie since Milt Cuyler had 122 in 1991.