Detroit — Here and there, he looks like the Jordan Zimmermann of yesteryear.
Wednesday was not one of those games.
Zimmermann was socked for a pair of runs in the third, fourth, and fifth innings as the White Sox tipped the Tigers, 6-5, at Comerica Park.
After falling into a 2-0 hole, the Tigers scrambled for three runs in the third to take a 3-2 lead, thanks to Grayson Greiner's double, singles from Jose Iglesias and Nick Castellanos, a walk, and a hit batsman.
But in the fourth, Matt Davidson smashed a two-run homer against Zimmermann, which was followed in the fifth by another two-run shot, a 434-foot blast by Jose Abreu, and that was enough to deliver the White Sox a series win.
The Tigers had a chance for a walk-off party in the ninth after Castellanos drew a leadoff walk and Niko Goodrum singled to second base.
That set up James McCann's strikeout, but Victor Martinez pinch-hit for Ronny Rodriguez and singled to right, loading the bases.
White Sox lefty reliever Luis Avilan got Mikie Mahtook to slap a deep grounder into the hole at short on which Yolmer Sanchez was able to get a forceout at second, all as Castellanos scored to make it 6-4.
Greiner followed with a RBI single to make it a 6-5 game, leaving it to Victor Reyes, who flied out softly to center.
The Tigers move to Minnesota for a four-game series beginning Thursday at Target Field.