CHICAGO -- Miguel Cabrera probably shouldnt even have been playing Wednesday. Fred Warner 49ers Jersey . Hard to tell, though, after the aching slugger hit a majestic three-run homer in the third inning to spark the Detroit Tigers to a 6-4 victory over the Chicago White Sox. With a day game following an extra-inning night game, and with a crucial five-game series against a division rival coming up this weekend, the rest would have been a prudent prescription for the leg injury Cabreras been playing with for several days. "He actually has a shin thats all black and blue," Jim Leyland said. "It terrible, its terrible looking, but it actually looked a little bit better today. Hes still pretty sore. As a manager, you almost feel bad playing him. I can tell that hes hurting, but he wanted to play today, so I put him in there." Leyland certainly didnt feel bad about the decision afterward. The home run erased an early three-run deficit and gave the Tigers some much needed momentum. "Hes been banged up for about a week," teammate Torii Hunter said of Cabrera. "Miggy, instead of him having to run, he just hits the home run." Cabrera has homered in five of the last six games. Despite allowing a season-high 11 hits, Tigers starter Rick Porcello (9-6) allowed just three runs in six innings. Porcello hasnt lost a decision since June 30 at Tampa Bay. Porcello got off to a miserable start, giving up three runs on four hits in the first inning. Worse, he needed 40 pitches to get the first three outs of the game. Avisail Garcia, and Conor Gillaspie had run-scoring singles, with the other run coming on a sacrifice fly by Jeff Keppinger. After Cabrera tied the score with his 38th homer, the Tigers broke the game open in the top of the sixth, thanks to some clutch hitting and a White Sox miscue. Omar Infante drove in the go-ahead run with a single, and the final two runs came courtesy of an error by Gillaspie, the third baseman. The White Sox added a run in the bottom of the eighth on a run-scoring single by Alexei Ramirez to make it 6-4. Taking no chances, Leyland brought in closer Joaquin Benoit with one out in the eighth. Benoit then proceeded to strike out Adam Dunn and Garcia to end the inning without further damage. He worked out of another jam in the ninth inning for his 15th save in 15 chances. Even though it occurred in the third inning, the talk of the postgame was Cabreras homer off of White Sox starter John Danks (2-10). "He was quick on it," Leyland said. "He just fired his hands -- it looked like a cutter -- and he just pulled his hands in and they were like lightening through the zone. Hes remarkable." Said Danks: "Bad pitch to him. I got him out the first time and I tried to go a little farther inside. I dont think it would have been called a strike." The way Hunter sees it, thats the key. Pitchers dont want to throw Cabrera fat pitches in the strike zone. "Some of those pitches are balls and hes still hitting them out," Hunter said. Cabrera, in his bid for an historic second straight Triple Crown, leads the American League in batting average (.360) and is in a tight battle with Baltimores Chris Davis for home runs and RBIs. With his blast on Wednesday, Cabrera has 114 RBIs. Hunter believes Cabrera is actually having a better season this year. "No doubt," he said. "I wasnt here last year, but hes definitely better this year than last." NOTES: Manager Robin Ventura gave White Sox veteran Paul Konerko the day off. "Guys at that age get a little tighter a day game after a night game," Ventura said. "Let him have a little spa day." . Ramirez extended his hitting streak to 11 games. . The White Sox open a series at Minnesota Thursday night with RHP Andre Rienzo (0-0) facing RHP Mike Pelfrey (7-11). The Tigers are home for the start of a five-game series with the Royals, with RHP Anibal Sanchez (10-7) vs. RHP Jeremy Guthrie (12-8). 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"I had the opportunity twice to give the team the lead and I didnt come through, but you just need to stay positive all the time and look for a pitch to hit," Pujols said following a 6-hour, 31-minute marathon in which both teams used nine pitchers, and 558 pitches were thrown. "I did, and I put my best swing of the second half on it." Boston manager John Farrell made a replay challenge, claiming there was fan interference, but the home run stood. The Angels had run out of relievers, so Matt Shoemaker (10-4) came in and retired all nine batters he faced to get the victory. The Angels tied the game in both the eighth and 14th innings. After David Ortiz gave Boston a 4-3 lead in the 14th with a sacrifice fly, the Angels loaded the bases with none out against Junichi Tazawa. Mike Trout drove in the tying run with a fielders choice grounder that scored pinch-hitter Chris Iannetta, who opened the inning with a double. "That tells you something about this ballclub," Pujols said. 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Five days after beating the Dodgers 5-0 for his first major league shutout, Angels starter Garrett Richards took a no-hitter into the seventh inning before Dustin Pedroia broke it up with a leadoff single. It was the first of three straight hits, followed by two infield errors that helped Boston pull ahead 3-2. Until then, Richards hadnt allowed an unearned run all season. The 26-year-old right-hander from nearby Riverside was charged with three runs -- one earned -- and three hits in 6 2-3 innings in his first career start against Boston. TRAINERS ROOM Red Sox: Catcher David Ross, who hasnt played since Aug. 1 because of plantar fasciitis in his right foot, appears on course to be activated on Aug. 17 when he is eligible to come off the disabled list. Angels: reliever Joe Thatcher, who has missed seven games with a sprained left ankle, isnt expected back from the DL until the Angels host Oakland in a pivotal four-game series from Aug. 28-31. 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