Recap: White Sox ruin Skubal debut with 10-4 victory
TOP OF NINTH
Aside from a Niko Goodrum single, the Tigers end the game quietly.
The White Sox ruin Tarik Skubal's debut with a 10-4 victory.
Casey Mize makes his Tigers' debut tomorrow.
BOTTOM OF EIGHTH
Gregory Soto has been a dependable reliever for the Tigers this season but not tonight.
Soto allowed two hits and two walks while not getting an out, and John Schreiber couldn't entirely erase the problem as the White Sox answered with four runs.
Not at all the way the Tigers wanted to finish this game.
So, the Tigers head into the 9th suddenly trailing 10-4.
TOP OF EIGHTH
The Tigers crept a little closer thanks to a sloppy White Sox defense.
Miguel Cabrera greeted Sox reliever Zack Burdi with a sharp single, and with two out, Jeimer Candelario singled pinch runner Willi Castro to third base.
Castro scored on a wild pitch, cutting Chicago's lead to 6-3.
JaCoby Jones then lofted a long fly ball to center field, with Sox outfielder Luis Gonzalez drifted back and dropped the ball.
Candelario scored, cutting the Sox lead to 6-4, but Jones was thrown out attempting to reach second base.
BOTTOM OF SEVENTH
Jose Cisnero relieved Daniel Norris, after four good innings from Norris, and threw a scoreless innings thanks mainly to a double play.
This was a good effort from Norris, who relieved Tarik Skubal.
Norris pitched four innings, allowing two hits and two earned runs with one walk, while striking out four.
The Tigers head to the 8th, trailing 6-2.
TOP OF SEVENTH
The Tigers drove White Sox starting pitcher Dylan Cease from the game with one out, but gained nothing out of the move.
Austin Romine singled and Isaac Paredes walked with one out, forcing out Cease after 104 pitches and 6 1/3 innings.
But reliever Codi Heuer got Niko Goodrum to pop out and Victor Reyes flied to left, ending the inning.
The Tigers trail 6-2.
BOTTOM OF SIXTH
Daniel Norris threw another impressive inning, retiring the White Sox in order.
In fact, Norris did something the Tigers hadn't done all evening - finally keep Tim Anderson off the bases.
After three previous hits, Anderson bounced back to Norris to end the inning.
But going to the 7th, the Tigers trail 6-2.
TOP OF SIXTH
What looked like a promising inning for the Tigers ended with sudden disappointment. With one out, Jonathan Schoop singled and Christin Stewart got aboard on catcher's interference, putting two Tigers aboard.
But Jeimer Candelario lined to Jose Abreau at first base, leading to an inning ending double play.
The Tigers trail 6-2 heading to the bottom of the 6th.
BOTTOM OF FIFTH
Daniel Norris retired the White Sox in order on only 9 pitches.
Except for the two runs allowed in the fourth, Norris has been impressive in relief of Tarik Skubal.
The Tigers head to the 6th inning still trailing 6-2.
TOP OF FIFTH
The Tigers go down in order in the 5th inning, three up, three down.
Something to monitor is the health of Harold Castro, who appeared to pull up after grounding out to end the inning.
The Tigers continue to trail 6-2 heading into the bottom of the 5th inning.
BOTTOM OF FOURTH
Daniel Norris was cruising along, and then the red-hot White Sox exploded yet again.
With two out, Jose Abreau lined a doubled off the wall in right-center field, scoring two runs.
Tim Anderson lined his third hit of the game, a single to right field with two out (Anderson is now 10-of-17 with six extra base hits against the Tigers this season), and Yoan Moncada walked before Abreau's big hit.
The Tigers trail 6-2 after four inning.s
TOP OF FOURTH
JaCoby Jones walked with two out, but Austin Romine struck out to end the inning.
The Tigers only have 3 hits against White Sox starter Dylan Cease, who has kept the Tigers under control.
Daniel Norris goes back to the mound, with the Tigers trailing 4-2.
BOTTOM OF THIRD
An impressive inning for Daniel Norris, who retired the three White Sox hitters in order.
So Tarik Skubal's debut is over after two innings, allowing seven hits and four earned runs and one walk, with one strikeout.
Skubal threw 52 pitches, 33 for strikes.
The Tigers trail 4-2 heading into the fourth inning.
TOP OF THIRD
Niko Goodrum's sacrifice fly brought in Austin Romine, who began the inning with a double, cutting into the White Sox lead.
Harold Castro doubled with two out, and Miguel Cabrera worked his way for a walk after being down 0-2 in the count.
But Jonathan Schoop popped to the catcher, ending the inning.
It appears Tarik Skubal's evening is done, with Daniel Norris coming on in relief, and the Tigers trailing 4-2.
BOTTOM OF SECOND
Tarik Skubal struggled through the second inning.
Nomar Mazara and Danny Mendick singled with one out and Tim Anderson, who has terrorized the Tigers the last two seasons, doubled down the left field line scoring Mazara.
A Yoan Moncada sacrifice fly and Jose Abreau RBI single added two more White Sox runs, before Skubal got out of the frame with his first major league strikeout.
At 52 pitches, Skubal might be at his pitch limit in his major league debut, as the Tigers trail 4-1.
TOP OF THE SECOND
Jonathon Schoop tied the game with a home run into the left field grandstand, tying the game 1-1.
It was Schoop's 4th home run of the season.
White Sox starter Dylan Cease got the next three Tiger hitters easily, ending the inning.
Tie game, 1-1, heading into the bottom of the second.
BOTTOM OF FIRST
Tarik Skubal's first inning in the majors will be one he'd largely rather forget.
But it could have been worse.
Chicago's Tim Anderson hit Skubal's third major league pitch into the left-field grandstand for a home run, Anderson's 5th this season.
Yoan Moncada and Jose Abreu followed with singles, with nobody out.
But Skubal got Eloy Jimenez to bounce into a key double play, and after walking Edwin Encarnacion walked, Skubal induced James McCann into a long fly to center field.
So, it was a good case of damage control by the poised Skubal, who threw 30 pitches in the first inning.
TOP OF FIRST
The Tigers went down quietly in their half of the first inning.
White Sox starter Dylan Cease set all three Tigers hitters down on seven pitches, Miguel Cabrera ending the inning with a liner to right field.
Here it comes, the debut of Tarik Skubal.