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Tigers' September pitching misery returns in 10-4 loss to White Sox

17 September 2017

The White Sox are just looking for small signs of improvement to show that the young players are moving in the right direction, and potential franchise cornerstone Yoan Moncada provided the game's first run with a solo homer on Saturday after scoring five runs in the series opener.

Alex Presley and Miguel Cabrera led off the fourth with singles, putting runners on the corners, and Nicholas Castellanos tied the game with a base hit to left.

The young Sox starting pitchers have been on fire lately, with Lopez, Lucas Giolito and Carson Fulmer recording eight quality starts in their previous nine games entering Saturday.

Tigers' September pitching misery returns in 10-4 loss to White Sox
Tigers' September pitching misery returns in 10-4 loss to White Sox

"I haven't paid attention to that", Chicago shortstop Tim Anderson, who equaled his career best with four hits against Detroit, avowed of watching the standings. Jaye was just 4-13 despite a 3.96 ERA in 25 minor league starts split between Double-A Erie and Triple-A Toledo before being recalled.

Delmonico's two-run homer, his eighth of the season, followed a two-out walk to Abreu in the first and got Chicago off to a 2-0 start.

The low point for Detroit was probably the second inning, when the Tigers allowed four runs after Jaye retired the first two batters. Jaye, who had been backing up home, threw to second in a futile attempt to get Moncada, and Sanchez came home on that throw to make it 5-0. "We need to start now, and that means grinding through these games and finding a way to have fun". Davidson's 25th homer of the season made it 8-4.

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Mahtook then hit a 3-2 pitch up the middle for his first career walk-off hit. But he owns a.187 batting average, and Renteria said they are trying to implement adjustments to help him hit consistently. "It's still something that continues to develop, and we're happy to see some of the things that are going on right now".

James McCann hit a two-run triple to right off Lopez in the second and scored on a sacrifice fly to left by Tyler Collins to cut Chicago's lead to 6-3.

The Sox (60-88) won for the second time in three games against the Tigers (61-87) in the series, which concludes Sunday afternoon, and clinched the season series for the first time since 2008 - their last postseason year.

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Abreu has 97 RBIs on the season. "I don't care if you are 100 games ahead or 100 games behind". Joe DiMaggio and Albert Pujols were the others. Moncada (2-for-6) raised his average to.233 and extended his hitting streak to eight games, and Alen Hanson was 2-for-2 with three runs scored. Anderson doubled and scored on a single by Hanson. McCann had three hits. Detroit DH Victor Martinez has returned to his Florida home following a successful heart ablation procedure earlier this month.

"It was a constant battle for me because I wasn't feeling good, and I think under the circumstances, it was a very good outing", Lopez said through a team interpreter.

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Tigers' September pitching misery returns in 10-4 loss to White Sox