Tigers narrowly avoid White Sox sweep (Chicago, Illinois) – The White Sox, looking to sweep the series in Chicago, started out with Dylan Cease at the mound to throw out the first pitch. Tigers batter Eric Haase hit a double for an RBI and the first run of the game. In the bottom of the 1st, White Sox batter Luis Robert retaliated with a solo home run to left center field to tie the game at 1-1. In the top of the 2nd inning, Tigers baserunner Willi Castro stole 2nd base on the White Sox defense. The 3rd and 4th inning consisted of many groundouts, pop outs, flyouts, and strikeouts, with both teams displaying great defense. In the top of the 5th inning, White Sox pitcher Michael Kopech replaced Cease at the mound. Soon after, Tigers batter Harold Castro was out on sacrifice fly to left field for an RBI. In the bottom of the 5th, White Sox batter Andrew Vaughn grounded into a double play to advance the game.
A Long Back Half
In the top of the 6th inning, Kopech threw out for 3 strikeouts. In the bottom of the 7th inning, White Sox batter Andrew Vaughn singled on a sharp ground ball to right field for an RBI single at ties the game again at 2-2. White Sox batter Yoan Moncada hit into a fielder’s choice double play to move the game into the 8th inning. In the top of the 8th inning, White Sox pitcher Ryan Tepera replaced Kopech to throw for a flyout and 2 strikeouts. In the top of the 9th inning, White Sox pitcher Reynaldo Lopez took the mound to pitch for the final inning. First batter up was Tigers player Daz Cameron, who homered to right field for a solo home run. Soon after, Dustin Garneau hit a line drive to left field for an RBI double. Akil Baddoo was out on a sacrifice fly for the final run of the inning. The White Sox trailed the Tigers 5-2 going into the bottom of the 9th. In the bottom of the 9th, White Sox batters Vaughn, Sheets, and Hamilton all were out on hits to the field. The Tigers beat the White Sox 5-2.
The White Sox will be facing the Astros in Houston on Thursday (10/7/2021) at 11 am CST.
Tigers narrowly avoid White Sox sweep