DETROIT (AP) -- J.D. Martinez homered and drove in three runs, Mike Pelfrey ended an 18-start winless string and the Detroit Tigers beat Chris Sale and the Chicago White Sox 7-4 Saturday.
White Sox left fielder Jason Coats, making his major league debut, exited in the seventh inning after colliding with center fielder J.B. Shuck. Coats was bleeding from a cut in his mouth, was tested for a concussion and was listed as day to day.
Martinez hit a go-ahead home run in the sixth that helped Pelfrey post his first win since last Aug. 12. He allowed two runs on five hits and three walks in six innings, striking out three.
After Mark Lowe allowed two runs in the ninth, Francisco Rodriguez got the final out for his 14th save.
Sale (9-2) failed again to become the first 10-game winner in the majors. He allowed four runs on nine hits in 6 1/3 innings, and is now 0-2 in his last three starts.
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