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Some positives but still a negative outcome: White Sox 8, Tigers 4

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Final - 8.13.2010 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Detroit Tigers 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 4
Chicago White Sox 0 0 0 0 4 2 1 1 X 8

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Interrupted by a 1 hour, 22 minute rain delay, the Tigers' win streak ended at ... one. Again.

Some things stayed the same, but at least there was a reason or two for optimism.

After a fast, scoreless four and a half innings of baseball, in which Jeremy Bonderman showed the pitcher he can be, the fifth inning showed the pitcher he is. Inconsistent. Excellent for short periods of time. Frustrating. So the fifth inning was a hit fest, including a three-run homer.

The Tiger managed to get some of their own runs on the board -- a rarity lately. But the pitching gave it back every single time. Usually by the long ball. Chicago had three homers.

The bright spot was Ryan Raburn, who had three hits, including a home run, to celebrate getting both HandsomeRob's vote of confidence as well as manager Jim Leyland's.Raburn doubled, too.

On top of it, some veterans at least momentarily broke out of bad streaks. Brandon Inge hit a solo home run, his first in 49 games dating back to May 30. Miguel Cabrera drove his first run in since Aug. 1. And even Carlos Guillen had his first RBI since coming off the disabled list. The last one was nearly a month ago on July 17.