White Sox thump Tigers 8-2
- Author: Julie Sanders May 31, 2017,
May 31, 2017, 5:00
WHITE SOX 3-3, TIGERS 0-4: Tyler Danish worked around six walks while pitching five innings in his first major league win, and Chicago won the first game of a doubleheader 3-0. His wall-scraping home run to the right-field bullpen in the third inning was his fifth dinger of the season, but his third against Detroit.
Buck Farmer will get the start for Detroit against Chicago's Mike Pelfrey in the first game. Gonzalez had retired 18 straight batters to start the game before an alleged error by Tim Anderson on an Andrew Romine liner took away the flawless game, leaving a no-hit bid still intact.
Originally, Anderson was charged with an error on the Romine play but the ruling was changed in the middle of the seventh.
White Sox: RHP Miguel Gonzalez (3-5, 4.55 ERA), who turned 33 on Saturday, tries to snap a five-game losing streak.
After he had retired 18 straight batters, Gonzalez noticed the other players starting to avoid him.
Gonzalez went 7 2/3 innings, allowed three runs and six hits while striking out six and walking none.
White Sox: RHP James Shields (strained right back muscle) said he's just about ready to go on a rehab assignment.
Former White Sox catcher Alex Avila singled on the next pitch. "I was just trying to do my thing and make pitches". Garcia also scored on the play because shortstop Jose Iglesias' wild relay to third base bounced into the photographers' well near the dugout.
Jones hit.150 with one home run and four RBIs over 16 games to start the season in Detroit.
The White Sox took three of four from the Tigers in this weekend series that featured a doubleheader split Saturday.
Matt Davidson led off the bottom of the fourth with his 10th home run of the season, and Narvaez drove in Yolmer Sanchez to make it 5-0. The game tips off at 8:30 PM EST in Guaranteed Rate Field.
David Robertson got the final two outs for his seventh save.
Alex Presley hit an RBI double and Romine had an RBI triple in the eighth to prompt Gonzalez's exit.