CHICAGO – Jose Abreu hit a tie-breaking homer in the eighth inning, Edwin Encarnacion followed with his second solo homer of the game to lift the Chicago White Sox over the Detroit Tigers 5-3 this Wednesday night, fourth consecutive win for the White Sox.
Abreu hit the first pitch he faced from Gregory Soto (0-1) just over the right wall to give Chicago a 4-3 lead with one out. Then, Encarnacion sent the ball over the left and center field for his 37th career multi-homer game, sealing the Tigers’ eighth straight loss.
Evan Marshall (1-1) pitched a perfect eighth for the win. Alex Colome followed up with a 1-2-3 ninth for his sixth save.
Encarnacion hit a lonely long hit off Mize in the second. Jeimer Candelario homered off Dunning for an impressive three-run series with one out in the fifth that put Detroit ahead 3-1 and ended the first 25-year outing since he underwent Tommy John surgery in March. of 2019.
Mize, the top pick in the 2018 draft, allowed three runs and seven hits while striking out seven and walked without a 4 1/3 innings. The 23-year-old was replaced by José Cisnero after an RBI single by Yoan Moncada tied at 3.
Candelario hit Dunning’s first pitch of the game to the right-hand wall for a double, but the right-hander dominated the next 11 batters, fanned six, and struck out wide in the third.
Dominican reliever Alex Colomé scored his sixth save after working a perfect inning, including a strikeout.
Also, Dominican pitchers Gregory Soto (0-1) had a two-hit inning (two home runs), scored two runs and had a strikeout. His compatriot José Cisnero had a job of 1.2 innings with two strikeouts.
For Chicago, the Dominicans Edwin Encarnacion 4-2, with three RBIs and two runs, and Nomar Mazara doubled in four at-bats.
For Detroit, the Dominicans Jeimer Candelario doubled and single four times, with three laps and scored one, while his compatriot Jorge Bonifacio hit a mark three times.