Gipson-Long wins MLB debut, Torkelson hits 2-run double as the Tigers beat the White Sox 3-2

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Gipson-Long wins MLB debut, Torkelson hits 2-run double as the Tigers beat the White Sox 3-2

DETROIT (AP) - Sawyer Gipson-Long won his major league debut, Spencer Torkelson hit a two-run double in a three-run third inning and the Detroit Tigers beat the Chicago White Sox 3-2 on Sunday.

Torkelson had two hits for the Tigers, who have gone 5-1 against Chicago over the past two weekends. They won the season series 8-5 after going 21-45 versus the White Sox from 2019-22.

Gipson-Long threw 5 1/3 innings, allowing two runs and four hits. Four relievers finished for Detroit, with Alex Lange pitching the ninth for his 23rd save.

Jesse Scholtens (1-8) took the loss, giving up three runs on eight hits and two walks in five innings.

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The Tigers took the lead in the third. Zach McKinstry and Matt Vierling started the inning with singles, and Torkelson followed with his two-run double.

Andre Lipcius made it 3-0 with an RBI single, but Scholtens got out of the inning by catching a line drive and doubling off Andy Ibanez at third.

Chicago got a run back in the fourth when Andrew Benintendi tripled and scored on Eloy Jimenez's double.

The White Sox started the sixth with a double and a single, bringing Will Vest out of the bullpen. Benintendi lined out to deep right-center, moving Lenyn Sosa to third, and Luis Robert Jr. followed with an RBI single.

Vest walked Jimenez to load the bases, but Yasmani Grandal hit into an inning-ending double play to keep the score 3-2.

Chicago didn't get another baserunner.


The White Sox return home to begin a three-game series with last-place Kansas City. RHP Dylan Cease (6-7, 4.98 ERA) starts the opener Monday.

Detroit is off Monday before beginning a three-game series with the Cincinnati Reds. LHP Joey Wentz (2-11, 6.65) is scheduled to pitch Tuesday.



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