WATCH: Ausmus, Kinsler, Saltalamacchia & J.D. Martinez Following 6-3 Loss To White Sox
DETROIT (AP) - Jose Abreu and Avisail Garcia homered in a five-run second inning, and the Chicago White Sox chased Jordan Zimmermann early in his return from the disabled list, snapping Detroit's eight-game winning streak with a 6-3 victory over the Tigers on Thursday.
Zimmermann (9-5) allowed six runs and six hits in 1 2/3 innings, failing to strike out a batter in his first outing since June 30. He had been out with a right neck strain.
Jose Quintana (9-8) allowed three runs and eight hits in 7 1/3 innings. David Robertson pitched the ninth for his 26th save in 30 chances.
Chicago won for only the second time in eight games.
Miguel Cabrera and Ian Kinsler homered for Detroit, but the Tigers fell to three games behind AL Central-leading Cleveland.
Zimmermann labored through the first, allowing a run on Justin Morneau's sacrifice fly, but it was the second inning that was his undoing. Garcia homered into the second level of bushes beyond the wall in center field to give Chicago a 2-1 lead. Not long after that, trainer Kevin Rand went to the mound to check on Zimmermann, but the right-hander remained in the game.
Melky Cabrera added an RBI single, and Adam Eaton hit a sacrifice fly. Abreu then made it 6-1 with a two-run shot to left.
It was Zimmermann's shortest outing since he also went 1 2/3 innings for Washington against Miami on April 9, 2014.
Quintana had received one run or fewer of support in nine of his previous 14 starts. He protected the big lead without much drama Thursday after a shaky first inning.
Kinsler's leadoff homer tied the game at 1, and the Tigers nearly scored again in the first on J.D. Martinez's double, but the relay home was in time to retire Nick Castellanos for the third out.
In the seventh, the Tigers scored on an RBI single by Tyler Collins, and Miguel Cabrera hit his 25th homer of the season an inning later.
White Sox: Rookie SS Tim Anderson left in the first inning with a bruised left hand after being hit by a pitch. X-rays were negative.
Tigers: OF Cameron Maybin sat out with a sprained left thumb.
White Sox: Chicago hosts Baltimore for three games. Miguel Gonzalez (2-5) of the White Sox faces Yovani Gallardo (3-3) of the Orioles on Friday night.
Tigers: Justin Verlander (11-6) takes the mound against Noah Syndergaard (9-5) in the opener of a three-game series against the New York Mets.