White Sox vs. Tigers – Game Recap – September 16, 2022

DETROIT — — Victor Reyes hit a deep flyball to middle area within the tenth inning, scoring computerized runner Ryan Kreidler from third base and giving the Detroit Tigers a 3-2 win over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night time.

“This is a good win — there is not any query about it,” Tigers supervisor AJ Hinch mentioned. “Whether you like or hate the additional-inning rule, it creates loads of motion. That was a enjoyable technique to win a recreation.”

The White Sox fell 4 video games behind the Cleveland Guardians within the AL Central.

“We cannot be serious about what Minnesota and Cleveland are doing except we’re taking part in them,” interim supervisor Miguel Cairo mentioned. “We can solely deal with profitable the sport we’re taking part in.”

Tigers reliever Alex Lange (5-4) struck out the aspect within the tenth, and Willi Castro began the underside half with a bunt. Liam Hendriks (3-4) fielded it, checked out Kreidler going to 3rd, then bounced his throw to first, placing runners on the corners.

The error was the second of Hendriks’ 12-yr profession.

“That was a reasonably dangerous time to have one,” he mentioned. “If I make the suitable play there, Reyes is the third out and we’re hitting once more within the eleventh.”

Riley Greene struck out earlier than Reyes hit his recreation-ending sacrifice fly on a 1-2 fastball. Adam Engel made a operating catch however had no likelihood to throw out Kreidler.

“I had gotten him to swing at two excessive fastballs and I believed I may get one other one previous him,” Hendriks mentioned. “I missed low and he put a great swing on it.”

Chicago trailed 2-0 after seven innings however tied the sport within the eighth, spoiling a scoreless seven-inning, three-hit outing by Tigers starter Matt Manning.

“This was nice,” Manning mentioned. “I believe (the White Sox) thought they have been going to return in and get some straightforward wins. We did not like that, so we have been going to combat again.”

Josh Harrison doubled off reliever Joe Jimenez with one out within the eighth, and Elvis Andrus reached on an infield single off Kreidler’s glove at third.

Yoan Moncada popped out, however Jose Abreu doubled previous Kreidler’s dive to tie the sport. Abreu has a profession common of .349 with 118 RBI in 142 video games in opposition to the Tigers.

“I appreciated the way in which we fought again,” Cairo mentioned. “We acquired Jose an opportunity and he acquired us that double to place us proper again into the sport.”

The Tigers had a scoring likelihood within the backside of the inning with Javier Báez on third and one out.

However, Joe Kelly struck out Spencer Torkelson, and when the third strike bounced away from Yasmani Grandal, Kelly picked it up and threw to Grandal in time to retire Báez on the plate.

“That’s a tricky learn for Javy, and I hate to criticize aggressiveness — he is making an attempt to make a play,” Hinch mentioned. “But (Torkelson) has to run to first — we messed that play up a pair methods.”

Andrus had three singles, together with the one two hits Manning allowed within the first six innings.

The Tigers took a 1-0 lead with a two-out rally within the first. Báez singled, Eric Haase drew a stroll and Torkelson singled to middle.

Báez tripled with two outs within the fifth, however Jimmy Lambert got here out of the White Sox bullpen to strike out Haase.

Chicago threatened within the sixth when Andrus reached on shortstop Báez’s throwing error, stole second and moved to 3rd on Yoan Moncada’s flyball. Manning, although, retired Jose Abreu on a routine fly to middle.

Jonathan Schoop put the Tigers up 2-0 with a two-out homer off Lambert within the sixth, and Manning pitched round Eloy Jimenez’s leadoff double within the seventh.

“That was a heck of a recreation by a younger pitcher going through a crew in a pennant race,” Hinch mentioned.

THE ONLY OTHER TIME

The different error in Hendriks’ 465-recreation profession got here on Sept. 5, 2017. While taking part in for Oakland, he threw away a pickoff try in a ten-3 loss to Seattle.

JAVY’S NIGHT

Báez completed 3-for-3 with a triple, a double, a single, a stroll, a stolen base and two errors. He has 26 errors and 25 walks this season.

“I’ve confronted these guys so much after I was in Chicago, so I knew what to anticipate and I used to be seeing the ball very well,” he mentioned.

In the ninth, he mentioned he overpassed the ball after Torkelson’s whiff.

“I believed the ball rolled over to their dugout and it actually went proper again to the pitcher,” he mentioned. “I did not actually know what to do there.”

UP NEXT

The groups play the second of a 3-recreation sequence on Saturday night time, with Detroit’s Eduardo Rodriguez (3-5, 4.50 ERA) in opposition to Chicago’s Johnny Cueto (7-8, 3.09).

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