Tigers 7, White Sox 2
Max Scherzer (22 GS 145.2 IP, 3.27 ERA, 3.00 FIP, 3.5 fWAR) faced three batters in the first inning, then Austin Jackson made an out, and then the next eight Tigers reached base and produced six runs. Everyone did something, but Castellanos delivered the big hit with a three run homer, and then basically nothing happened for a very long time. The Tigers coasted through at bats and let Noesi pitch six innings before they woke up against the pen leading to another run. Scherzer walked one and allowed five hits while striking out six and allowing a run over seven innings before the bullpen took over and guided this one to a smooth landing…well, for them. They’ll look to take the series behind Drew Smyly (17 GS, 100.1 IP, 3.77 ERA, 4.17 FIP, 1.1 fWAR) on Thursday.
The Moment: Nick Castellanos puts it out of reach with a 3-run blast in the 1st.