Cease improves to 10-0 against Tigers in 5-1 White Sox win
DETROIT - Dylan Cease allowed one run in five innings to remain unbeaten in 10 decisions against Detroit, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Tigers 5-1 on Tuesday night.
Cease (5-3) allowed one unearned run on seven hits and a walk. He struck out eight while improving to 10-0 with a 1.91 ERA in 11 career starts against the Tigers. He's the first pitcher to win his first 10 decisions against an opponent since Jamie Moyer started 10-0 against the Marlins in 2006-08.
Andrew Vaughn had four hits and Luis Robert drove in a pair of runs for the White Sox. Vaughn, who also drew a walk, is hitting .563 with seven RBIs in five games against the Tigers this season. Chicago is 4-1 against the Tigers, with all five games coming in Detroit.
Drew Hutchison (0-4) gave up two runs on five hits and two walks in four innings. Detroit is 1-4 to start a 10-game homestand.
Both teams loaded the bases in the first inning, but Hutchison struck out Leury García to escape unscathed. Cease was at fault for Detroit's run, throwing away a pick-off attempt to allow Victor Reyes to score.
Hutchison wasn't as fortunate in the second. He retired the first two batters, but the next four White Sox hitters singled, with Vaughn and Robert driving in Danny Mendick and A.J. Pollock.
That made it 2-1, and the White Sox added two more runs off Wily Peralta in the fifth. Vaughn led off the inning with his third single, and Peralta hit Robert. After José Abreu struck out, Yoán Moncada doubled to make it 3-1 and García followed with a sacrifice fly.
Robert's bloop single drove in Pollock to give the White Sox a 5-1 lead in the sixth.
The White Sox placed closer Liam Hendricks on the injured list, retroactive to June 12, while Joe Kelly returned from a hamstring strain.
ROOKIE GETTING A BREAK
Tigers 1B Spencer Torkelson was given a planned day off against Cease. The first overall pick in the 2020 draft, Torkelson's major league debut has been dismal. In 55 games, he's hitting .181 with four homers and has struck out 53 times in 171 at-bats. He's 3 for 38 since May 31, leading Tigers manager A.J. Hinch to leave him in the dugout on Tuesday.
The teams finish their three-game series on Wednesday afternoon. Alex Faedo (1-2, 2.92) will pitch for Detroit against a White Sox bullpen game on a day with high temperatures expected to approach 100 degrees.