Recap: Casey Mize impressive but Tigers fall to White Sox
TOP OF NINTH
The Tigers' losing streak has reached 8 games.
Casey Mize was impressive in his major league debut, but the Tigers again couldn't do enough offensively, and the bullpen couldn't entirely hold down a hot hitting Chicago White Sox team.
Chicago reliever Alex Colome threw a spotless 9th inning, preserving Chicago's 5-3 victory.
The Tigers look to avoid being swept Thursday with Spencer Turnbull on the mound.
BOTTOM OF EIGHTH
Another rough outing from Tiger reliever Gregory Soto.
Jose Abreu and Edwin Encarnacion (his second of the game) hit home runs off Soto, snapping a 3-3 tie, 24 hours after Soto had an ineffective appearance against the White Sox.
What looked like a long, long fly to right field by Abreu ended up just past the grasp of outfielder Jorge Bonifacio, and the White Sox take a 4-3 lead.
Encarnacion's blast was a no doubter into the grandstand in left field.
Going into the 9th, the Tigers trail 5-3.
TOP OF EIGHTH
The Tigers went down in order against new Sox reliever Evan Marshall.
Miguel Cabrera ended the inning with a sharp grounder to second base. Cabrera is hitless in four at-bats tonight, and his average has dropped to .190.
Gregory Soto, who was ineffective last night, comes on for the Tigers in the 8th, in a 3-3 game.
BOTTOM OF SEVENTH
Following up on Jose Cisnero's strong relief work, Bryan Garcia was just as impressive in the 7th.
Garcia retired all three White Sox hitters he faced in the 7th, continuing a stretch of fine work from both teams' bullpens.
The Tigers and Chicago are tied 3-3 heading to the 8th inning.
TOP OF SEVENTH
The Tigers went down 1-2-3 in the top of the 7th against new White Sox reliever Steve Cishek.
Isaac Paredes supplied some excitement, with a long fly ball that just hooked foul. But otherwise, Cishek had no trouble against the Tigers.
Heading to the bottom of the 7th, it's 3-3, with Bryan Garcia replacing Jose Cisnero for the Tigers on the mound.
BOTTOM OF SIXTH
A fine inning of work from relief pitcher Jose Cisnero in the 6th inning.
Having replaced Casey Mize, Cisnero worked a 1-2-3 inning against the Sox, striking out the first two hitters.
The Tigers and White Sox are tied 3-3 heading into the 7th inning.
TOP OF SIXTH
This will be a battle between the bullpens from here on out this evening, and White Sox reliever Matt Foster is holding down the Tigers.
Foster hasn't allowed a hit in 1 2/3 innings, ending the 5th by forcing Jorge Bonifacio into a double play.
The Tigers and Sox are tied 3-3.
BOTTOM OF FIFTH
Casey Mize's evening is done.
And, overall, it was a positive first impression.
The White Sox came back to score two runs off Mize in the 5th inning, tying the game 3-3.
Zack Collins doubled to open the inning, but Mize struck out Adam Engel.
Tim Anderson, who else, singled in Collins with a finely placed dart between third base and shortstop.
Anderson then stole second, and Yoan Moncada singled to right, scoring Anderson. Moncada advanced to second on an error to right fielder Jorge Bonifacio.
Manager Ron Gardenhire came out to replace Mize, who wound up pitching 4 1/3 innings, and allowing 7 hits, 3 earned runs and 0 walks, while striking out 7.
Jose Cisnero replaced Mize and stranded Moncada, keeping the game 3-3.
TOP OF FIFTH
The Tigers have put Casey Mize in position to win his major league debut.
Jeimer Candelario's three-run home run, just barely over the glove of Sox center fielder Adam Engel in right-center field, put the Tigers ahead 3-1.
Candelario's 2nd home run this season knocked impressive Sox starter Dane Dunning out of the game.
Dunning was impressive, allowing 5 hits and 3 runs, with 1 walk and 7 strikeouts, in 4 1/3 innings.
JaCoby Jones led off with a single and moved to second on a throwing error by Dunning, attempting to pick off Jones at first. Dunning walked Isaac Paredes, setting up Cadelario's big hit.
BOTTOM OF FOURTH
This is becoming quite the pitching duel between these two young starters tonight.
Casey Mize continues to hold up his end of the situation with another fine inning of the work.
Mize struck out Edwin Encarnacion, Mize's 6th strikeout, after Encarnacion homered early in the game, the only run in the game.
Mize has allowed 4 hits and no walks through 4 innings, while striking out 6.
The Tigers still trail, 1-0.
TOP OF FOURTH
The Tigers made Sox starter Dane Dunning work in the 4th inning, although they still couldn't get on the scoreboard.
With two out, Jonathan Schoop ended a stretch of 12 consecutive Tigers Dunning had retired with a single, Schoop's sixth hit of the series.
Victor Reyes followed with a hard single to right field, sending Schoop to third base.
But Jorge Bonifacio struck out, Dunning's 7th strikeout, to end the inning.
The Tigers continue to trail, 1-0.
BOTTOM OF THIRD
Another impressive inning for Casey Mize, who doesn't look fazed by the moment at all.
A sure sign of that?
Mize struck out Tim Anderson swinging to open the inning, the second time Mize has gotten Anderson out, after the Sox shortstop has destroyed the Tigers offensively this season.
Mize then mowed down the next two Sox hitters, in fine fashion.
Going to the top of the 4th, the Tigers trail 1-0.
TOP OF THIRD
For all the excitement Tigers fans have tonight regarding Casey Mize, White Sox fans have to be loving what their young pitcher is so far delivering.
Dane Dunning struck out the side in the top of the third, giving Dunning six strikeouts through three innings.
The former Florida standout - it's a Southeast Conference showdown of sorts tonight, being that Mize is from Auburn - has had the Tigers baffled early in this game.
Heading to the bottom of the 3rd, the Tigers trail 1-0.
BOTTOM OF SECOND
Some early adversity, but Casey Mize worked out of it.
White Sox outfielder Edwin Encarnacion blasted a Mize slider deep to left field for Encarnacion's 3rd home run of the season.
Nomar Mazara followed with a double, igniting thoughts of Tarik Skubal's difficult debut the night before.
But Mize showed poise and alertness taking a bouncer from Danny Mendick and getting Mazara out at third, then striking out Zack Collins (Mize's third strikeout) and getting Adam Engel on a fly out.
After 2 innings, the Tigers trail 1-0.
TOP OF SECOND
The Tigers go three up, and three down, in the top of the second inning.
It's early, but Dane Dunning looks like a quality young pitcher for the White Sox as well.
No hard hit balls that inning, as the Tigers continue to search for some more offense during this losing streak.
Going to the bottom of the 2nd inning, 0-0.
BOTTOM OF FIRST
Memorable first inning for Casey Mize in his debut.
Mize retired red-hot Tim Anderson on a fly to right and struck out Yoan Moncada swinging, before Jose Abreu singled.
But Mize didn't flinch. Facing Eloy Jimenez, Mize struck out Jimenez, capping an impressive first inning of work.
The Tigers head into the 2nd inning, in a 0-0 game.
TOP OF FIRST
It started out promising for the Tigers, but ended with whimper.
Jeimer Candelario lined the first pitch from White Sox starter Dane Dunning (who also happens to be making his major league debut) for a double.
But the next three Tigers hitters went down in order, stranding Candelario at third base (advanced on a wild pitch).
So, here it goes, the debut of Casey Mize, in a 0-0 game.