DETROIT (AP) – Dylan Siege was unbeaten on his 10th debut against Detroit as Yasmani Grendel hit a two-run homer to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 5-2 victory over the Tigers on Saturday.
The struggle (1-0) allowed one run and two hits with eight strikeouts and three walks in more than five innings. It is 9-0 against Tigers.
“I don’t want to confuse myself, but the results have been good so far,” Siege said of his success against Detroit.
Last season’s Final 11 starts the season 6-1, and manager Tony La Russa sees a carryover.
“He was outstanding,” said La Russa. “He has a good club out there and he was just rock solid in command of all his pitches. When he got a little out of sync, he got back on it. That’s what he started doing in the middle of the season. That’s it. A quick learner.”
The season had a slightly different feel in its debut this season. He relied on his slider more than usual.
“I feel like I was like a one-trick pony with a slider,” he said. “That was the pitch I had the best experience for. Sometimes, you have sports where you just have to compete with what you’ve got. ,
Aaron Boomer dropped Miguel Cabrera and Jonathan Shoup singles to start in ninth, then dismissed Eric Haase, Spencer Torkelson and pinch-hitter Dustin Garneau for his first save.
Chicago’s AJ Pollock left with a right hamstring tightness when he took a third single and took a wide turn first. Pollock is gearing up for a 4-for-7 debut since being acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 1 for close Craig Kimbrel.
Alloy Jimenez hit a two-run single with two outs in the first. Jose Abreu scored two hits and twice for the White Sox, who bounced back from an early 5-3 loss.
Detroit’s Casey Mays (0-1) conceded four runs and seven hits in five-plus innings.
Grendel captured a 1–1 fastball in the sixth, driving the ball into the wall of the right field for a 4–0 lead.
Tigers manager AJ Hinch didn’t second guess himself that The Miz was allowed to start sixth.
“I think he earned it,” he said. “He was on 70-some pitches and apart from the first innings he was able to navigate very efficiently. We need our opening players to take a lot of innings.”
Clash was replaced by Reynoldo López after Austin Meadows allowed a leadoff single in the sixth. Jeimer Candelario had an RBI double.
.Javier Baez was thrown out trying to score from third when a pitch saw Grendel’s glove, and the catcher was covering the plate to Lopez.
“They work on that in spring training,” La Russa said. He said, ‘It is an important game of the innings. It helped us a lot.”
The scoop removed Candelario from third place with a grounder that shortstop Leuri Garcia bobbed for an error.
Andrew Vaughan added an RBI single in the seventh.
“We didn’t do enough to win this game and they did,” Hinch said. “It had nothing to do with Casey. It just had to do with the way the game was going.”
Tim Anderson of Chicago served the second game of his two-game suspension on September 27 for making contact with umpire Tim Timmons during the ninth inning of a game. Anderson is expected to return to his leadoff spot on Sunday.
White Sox SP Lucas Giolito will be placed on a 10-day injured list due to a lower abdominal strain. Giolito was injured during the fourth innings of the team’s opener on Friday. “Optimistically, maybe something starts,” manager Tony La Russa anticipates the pitcher’s layoff.
White Sox: RHP Michael Kopech (4-3, 3.50 ERA in 2021) will begin the three-match series finale. Kopech, who started in four of his 44 appearances last season, made only four spring training innings.
Tigers: LHP Tariq Scoble (8-12 in 2021, 4.34 ERA) will start his season. Scooball won two of his three matches against the White Sox last season, scoring 23 runs in 16 innings.
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