Sports
5:33 am
Tue June 9, 2009

Tigers, White Sox split double header

CHICAGO – CHICAGO (AP) - Jose Contreras allowed one hit in eight strong innings in his return to the majors, getting his first win in nearly a year as the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 6-1 to earn a split in their day-night double header.

Alexei Ramirez, Scott Podsednik and Jim Thome homered for the White Sox in the second game after Detroit won the opener 5-4 as Brandon Inge hit a go-ahead RBI single in the ninth.

Contreras (1-5), officially recalled from Triple-A between games, ruptured his Achilles tendon last August. He made a quick recovery but struggled when he returned this season and on May 10 was sent to Charlotte, where he made five starts.