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DETROIT (AP) -- Justin Verlander pitched seven strong innings and Justin Upton drove in a pair of runs as the Detroit Tigers swept the Chicago White Sox with a 5-2 victory Sunday. Detroit came into the series having lost eight of its last 10 games against left-handed starters, but beat a trio of Chicago lefties: Carlos Rodon, Chris Sale and Carlos Quintana. 

Verlander (5-5) allowed homers to Jose Abreu and Todd Frazier, but got himself out of two major jams in order to win for the third time in four starts. He gave up five hits and a walk while striking out eight. 

Shane Greene and Francisco Rodriguez finished, with Rodriguez picking up his 15th save.

 Quintana (5-6) took the loss, allowing a season-high five runs on nine hits and three walks in 4 2/3 innings.

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