Tigers score 9 runs in 2 innings of 11-2 win over White Sox after scoring 5 in 6 previous games

Sun, Jun 23, 2024
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Tigers score 9 runs in 2 innings of 11-2 win over White Sox after scoring 5 in 6 previous games

DETROIT (AP) - Colt Keith and Akil Baddoo homered in a five-run first inning and Riley Greene cleared the fences in a four-run second, lifting the Detroit Tigers to an 11-2 win over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday.

The Tigers scored more runs in two at-bats on Matt Vierling's leadoff triple and Keith's two-run homer than in any of the previous six games, and they were just getting warmed up in the series-winning rout.

Baddoo's two-run homer capped the five-run first inning and Greene followed with a three-run shot in the second to put Detroit ahead 9-0.

The Tigers chased Jonathan Cannon (1-2) after they opened the second inning with three straight singles, including Keith's run-scoring, opposite-field hit. The rookie right hander gave up eight runs - five earned - on seven hits in 42 pitchers over one-plus innings.

Cannon was rough up by a team that had scored a total of five runs in its previous six games, providing another lesson for the prized prospect.

The former Georgia standout, a third-round pick in 2022, was coming off strong starts.

In his previous two outings, Cannon pitched 8 2/3 scoreless innings against Houston for his first win and gave up only one run in seven innings against Seattle.

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Cannon was replaced by Jared Shuster, whose third pitch was hit to opposite field by Greene for his 15th home run.

Reese Olson (2-8) struck out two in the first inning before Detroit's bats gave him a big cushion. The White Sox had just two hits off the righty until Eloy Jimenez led off the seventh with a single and Gavin Sheets followed with a double.

Jimenez, who had been out for two months with a hamstring injury, was reinstated from the injured list and outfielder Oscar Colas was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte.

Olson gave up two runs on four hits while striking out three and walking none over 6 1/3 innings.

The Tigers restored their nine-run cushion with Zach McKinstry's solo homer in the seventh and when Wenceel Perez hit an RBI double in the eighth.

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White Sox LHP Garrett Crochet (6-6) and Los Angeles Dodgers LHP James Paxton (7-1) are the probable pitchers Monday night in Chicago.

Tigers RHP Casey Mize (1-5) and Philadelphia Phillies Aaron Nola (8-3) are scheduled to start Monday night in Detroit.

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