The White Sox built a 6-0 lead in the first five innings, and with Jake Peavy on the mound, the team appeared to be in very good shape. But things fell apart for Peavy in the sixth inning, as the Tigers put up eight runs in the frame thanks to three home runs. They added two more in the seventh.
Chicago got two runs in the ninth on a bases-loaded double by Alexei Ramirez. That set up an opportunity for Dayan Viciedo with two runners in scoring position, and he came mere feet from hitting the ball over the fence in right field.
Crain has pitched in 7.0 innings so far this season, giving up five hits and two earned runs (2.57 ERA) while striking out 10 batters and walking just one. In his limited duty, Crain owns the best strikeouts per nine innings mark (12.86) on the entire staff.
The Chicago White Sox haven't been playing great baseball lately, but they did show some fight in a 7-5 comeback win keyed by left fielder Dayan Viciedo, against the Detroit Tigers on Monday night. Both teams are back on the field on Tuesday afternoon, as staff ace Jake Peavy (4-1, 1.89 ERA) takes the mound against Max Scherzer (2-3, 5.73 ERA).
The Chicago White Sox will turn to veteran starter Jake Peavy as Chicago tries to sweep the Detroit Tigers in a two-game series on Tuesday night at U.S. Cellular Field. The Sox were down 5-2 in the fifth inning on Monday, but left fielder Dayan Viciedo drove in four runs to power the 7-5 comeback victory.
Peavy has been excellent thus far for the South Siders. The 30-year old righty enters Tuesday with a 4-1 record, 1.89 ERA and 0.80 WHIP. Peavy earned a no decision in his only start this year against the Tigers, a May 4 outing in which he allowed just three runs over 7.2 innings.
Detroit will counter on the mound with Max Scherzer. The 27-year old righty is 2-3 with a 5.73 ERA and 1.62 WHIP.
The Chicago White Sox were down 5-2 headed into the bottom of the fifth inning against the Detroit Tigers on Monday night, but a couple big swings by left fielder Dayan Viciedo and a stellar effort from the bullpen helped Chicago come back to grab a 7-5 victory at U.S. Cellular Field.
Adam Dunn hit his 12th homer of the season in the first inning off Detroit starter Drew Smyly. Dunn hit only 11 homers for Chicago all of last season. Vicidedo would homer in the fifth and finished 2-for-3 with four RBI. Viciedo also drove in Alex Rios and A.J. Pierzynski in the sixth inning.
Starter John Danks allowed five runs and nine hits over three innings for the White Sox. Danks didn't have a strikeout in his 80 pitches while walking three.
The Chicago White Sox open up a brief two-game series with Detroit on Monday looking to bounce back from a disappointing weekend. The regulars are all back in the lineup for the Sox, who've lost two straight.