Alex Faedo struck out a career-high 10 batters in six innings as the Detroit Tigers beat the Chicago White Sox 7-2 on Thursday.
Faedo (1-2) has 22 strikeouts and one walk in four starts this season. The 27-year-old right-hander allowed two runs and three hits against the White Sox.
Lucas Giolito (3-4) matched a career high with seven walks and allowed four runs in 3 2/3 innings. He allowed six hits, including a home run, and struck out four. He also was penalized for two shot clock violations.
In the third inning, Jake Burger singled, and after Faedo struck out the next two batters, he picked up his first career stolen base. Tim Anderson hit a 2-2 pitch to right field for an RBI single.
Giolito walked the bases loaded with one out in the Tigers’ third. Matt Vierling hit a soft liner to second baseman Romy Gonzalez, who passed Anderson to double Riley Greene at second.
Detroit scored four runs in the fourth.
Akil Baddoo led off with a game-tying home run, and Miguel Cabrera followed with a walk and advanced to third on Eric Haase’s double. With one out, Giolito walked Zach McKinstry, loading the bases, and Javier Báez hit a two-run single to center field.
Spencer Torkelson made it 4–1 with a two-out single, ending Giolito’s night.
Gavin Sheets led off the fifth with a home run to make it 4-2.
Greene hit an RBI single that put the Tigers up 5-2 in the sixth. Zack Short’s two-run single made it five runs in the eighth.
TIGERS JERSEY PATCH
The Tigers wore a patch on their jersey for the first time this season.
A partnership with Meijer, a Grand Rapids-based retailer. Michigan will have the company patch on the left sleeve of Detroit’s home and away jerseys, beginning with Thursday’s game.
As part of the agreement between the two, Meijer and the Tigers will contribute $100 to the Meijer Simply Give hunger relief program each time a Detroit pitcher records a strikeout.
White Sox: Luis Robert Jr. returned to the lineup after missing Wednesday’s win at Cleveland with quadriceps pain.
Tigers: LHP Tarik Skubal (elbow) is scheduled to throw live batting practice this weekend. He is trying to come back from the sprain that ended his 2022 season.
UNTIL NEXT TIME
The teams play the second of a four-game series on Friday, with Lance Lynn (3-5, 6.28) facing Detroit’s Joey Wentz (1-4, 7.45).
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