The Detroit Tigers and the Chicago White Sox played the first game of a doubleheader today which the Sox won seven to one.
The Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox finally started the last series of the season today after inclement weather yesterday, and the Sox won by a large margin. The Tigers struck first with a run in the first, but it was all Chicago after that and they would go on to win seven to one.
Matthew Boyd made his final start of the season today, and despite the loss, it wasn’t as bad as the score might indicate. Boyd went for four innings and gave up four runs, but only two of them were earned. A costly error by Harold Castro cost Boyd two runs as well as running up his pitch count. Unfortunately, Boyd would wind up being pulled early and taking his 12th loss of the year.
Detroit’s offense didn’t do Boyd any favors either. Apart from a solo-shot by Miguel Cabrera in the first inning, Detroit was unable to get anything going. They only had five hits on the night and one walk. The one time they could have rallied, John Hicks was thrown out at home plate.
Victor Reyes continued to play well tonight. The young outfielder went two-for-four on the night. He has consistently been a ray of hope for Detroit after he was last called up in August. Reyes has a .301 average on the season and has shown that he can hit for average with a bit of power and play defensive effectively.
The second game of the doubleheader is already underway. Tyler Alexander is taking the ball for Detroit for one last chance to make an audition for himself for next year. Alexander has been inconsistent so far, but he has shown that he has the potential to be a good pitcher at the top level if he can induce soft contact.