Alex Faedo fans 10 helps the Tigers flip the White Sox upside down

May 25, 2023; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Detroit Tigers second baseman Zach McKinstry (39) scores a fourth-inning goal against the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park. Image: David Reginek-USA TODAY Sports

Alex Faedo struck out the top 10 hitters of his career to record his second career win as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Chicago White Sox 7-2 on Thursday.

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Faedo (1-2) gave up two runs and three no-walk hits in six innings. Javier Baez and Zach Short rode two runs each, with Akil Baddu hitting a solo homer.

Riley Greene and Spencer Thorkelson each made it to base four times, scored one goal, and scored again for Detroit.

White Sox starter Lucas Giolito (3-4) gave up four runs and six hits, setting a career high with seven walks in 3 2/3 innings. Gavin Sheets hit a solo homer and Tim Anderson got another RBI for Chicago.

Giolito recorded three strikeouts in the first inning. In the second, Detroit had three baserunners but didn’t score as Giolito was helped by a double play.

Chicago scored the first run in the third. Jake Burger started with a single. The next two batters were eliminated, but Burger stole the second and then hit Anderson’s goal from the right.

The Tigers had three more baserunners in the bottom half, but Matt Wierling started a double play by eliminating that threat.

Giolito couldn’t make it out of fourth as Detroit hit four points. Baddu was in the lead with Homer, second of the season. Miguel Cabrera walked and Erik Haase doubled up to put the runners in scoring position. Zach McKinstry drew a one-off walk to load the bases.

A single from Baez brought two runners into the center, while a single from Thorkelson eliminated McKinstry.

The Sheets made it 4-2 with his leadoff homer in the fifth. Faedo took out the next three batters, and White Sox reliever Gregory Santos hit the boards at the end of the half.

Green’s RBI single in the sixth gave Detroit a 5–2 lead.

The Tigers got two tries in the eighth round against Aaron Bummer. Green and Thorkelson hit each other in singles and Wierling moved them forward with a strike. Short led both runners off one against the retracted infield.

–Field level media

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