The Chicago White Sox won their fourth straight game with a 5-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night.
A pair of first-round picks made their Major League debuts at Guaranteed Rate Field. Casey Mize, the Tigers’ first overall pick in 2018, and Dane Dunning, who was chosen 29th overall by the Washington Nationals in 2016, went toe-to-toe. Both pitchers showed why their value was what it was as they both struck out seven batters each.
In the bottom of the second, Edwin Encarnacion sent a moonshot to left that gave the White Sox a 1-0 lead.
The Tigers finally got to Dunning in their half of the fifth. JaCoby Jones started the frame off with a single. After Isaac Paredes walked, Jeimer Candelario homered to right-center to give Detroit a 3-1 advantage. Matt Foster came into the game for Dunning.
- Dunning: 4.1 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 7 K
The White Sox answered right back in their half of the fifth. Zack Collins doubled to right. Tim Anderson singled him home to make it 3-2 Detroit. After Anderson stole second, Yoan Moncada drove him home with a single to tie the game at 3-3. Jose Cisnero entered the game to replace Mize.
- Mize: 4.1 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 7 K
With Gregory Soto on the mound in the Sox half of the eighth, the Sox big bats did some damage. Jose Abreu slapped a solo-shot to right field to give his team a late 4-3 lead.
Encarnacion decided that his first dinger was so much fun that he wanted another one. This blast extended the Sox lead to 5-3.
Alex Colomé entered the game in the Tigers’ ninth to close it out. He retired Detroit in order to earn his sixth save in as many attempts.
The White Sox have won the first three games of this series with the finale set to take place tomorrow afternoon at 1:10 PM CT. Lucas Giolito will get the ball for the White Sox and Spencer Turnbull will start for Detroit. Don’t forget to tune into the Sox On Tap Podcast for all the reactions and analysis!