Tigers best White Sox 7-2 in series opener originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
Alex Faedo struck out a career-high 10 batters in six innings and the Detroit Tigers beat the Chicago White Sox 7-2 on Thursday night.
Faedo (1-2) has 22 strikeouts and one walk in four starts this season. The 27-year-old right-hander allowed two runs on three hits against the White Sox.
Lucas Giolito (3-4) matched a career-high with seven walks and was tagged for four runs in 3 2/3 innings. He allowed six hits, including a home run, and struck out four. He was also called for two pitch-clock violations.
In the third inning, Jake Burger singled, and after Faedo struck out the next two hitters, he pulled off the first stolen base of his career. Tim Anderson punched a 2-2 pitch into right field for an RBI single.
Giolito walked the bases loaded with one out in the Tigers’ third. Matt Vierling hit a soft liner to second baseman Romy Gonzalez, who flipped to Anderson to double Riley Greene off second.
Detroit scored four runs in the fourth.
Akil Baddoo led off with a game-tying homer, and Miguel Cabrera followed with a walk and advanced to third on Eric Haase’s double. With one out, Giolito walked Zach McKinstry, loading the bases, and Javier Baez lined a two-run single to center.
Spencer Torkelson made it 4-1 with a two-out single, ending Giolito’s night.
Gavin Sheets led off the fifth with a home run to make it 4-2.
Greene delivered an RBI single that put the Tigers up 5-2 in the sixth. Zack Short’s two-run single made it a five-run game in the eighth.
TIGERS’ JERSEY PATCH
The Tigers sported a jersey patch for the first time this season.
A partnership with Meijer, a retailer based in Grand Rapids. Michigan, will have the company patch on the left sleeve of Detroit’s home and away jerseys, starting with Thursday’s game.
As part of the deal between the two, Meijer and the Tigers will contribute $100 to the Meijer Simply Give hunger relief program every time a Detroit pitcher records a strikeout.
White Sox: Luis Robert Jr. returned to the lineup after missing Wednesday’s win in Cleveland with a sore quad.
Tigers: LHP Tarik Skubal (elbow) is scheduled to throw live batting practice this weekend. He is attempting to return from the sprain that ended his 2022 season.
The teams play the second of a four-game set on Friday, with Lance Lynn (3-5, 6.28) facing Detroit’s Joey Wentz (1-4, 7.45).
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