Jake Peavy wasn’t the only one on top of his game Thursday afternoon.

For the second time in two weeks the White Sox knocked around Justin Verlander in a 7-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers at U.S. Cellular Field.

The White Sox got to Verlander early and often as they beat him in consecutive starts for the first time since 2008. Highlighted by four two-out hits the win also helped the White Sox avoid their first four-game sweep at the hands of the Tigers since August 1988.

“Once you get a couple two-out hits you score some runs it just picks you up in a different way” White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. “If you don't pick up those runs you can kind of let your mind go the other way where it's not going to happen. You get a couple two-out hits that are big and you go from there.”

The effort began in the first inning with two-out RBI singles by Paul Konerko and Jeff Keppinger.

Tyler Flowers then doubled in a run in the fourth to break a 2-all tie.