Yoenis Cespedes Leads Tigers To 9-1 Victory Over Chicago White Sox

After taking Game 1, but losing Game 2, the Detroit Tigers took on the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan for the finale of the series. After a six RBI game from Yoenis Cespedes, the Tigers won the game 9-1 to take the series. 

Of course it was Cespedes himself that got the scoring started with a grand slam in the first inning. The slam scored Ian Kinsler, Victor Martinez and J.D. Martinez

"Any ballplayer that hits two home runs is feeling good," Cespedes said through a translator. "I couldn't be luckier to be on such a great team with such a good group of ballplayers."

In the second and third the Tigers tacked on more runs. Rajai Davis singled to score James McCann. Then, Cespedes did it again with a home run that scored V. Martinez. 

"Kind of a tough act to follow," Nick Castellanos said. "You touch him, he's all muscle. It's ridiculous how strong that guy is."

In the fifth inning Victor Martinez hit a ground rule double to deep right field to score Miguel Cabrera. A few at-bats later, Castellanos doubled to deep right to score Martinez. That gave Detroit a 9-0 lead. 

The White Sox got their only run off of a Jose Abreu triple that scored Melky Cabrera

Shane Greene got the start for the Tigers. He went 7.0 innings and gave up only one earned run on five hits and four walks. The newest member of the Tigers pitching staff threw 102 pitches and made three strikeouts. Greene now is 3-0 and has a 0.39 ERA. 

"I was doing my best to throw strikes. When I wasn't throwing strikes and I was putting guys on base, the defense was turning two," Greene said. "They make it a lot easier when they're doing that."

Chicago sent Jose Quintana to the hill to face Tigers' hitting and he was pushed out quickly. After just 4.0 innings of baseball Quintana was pulled. Jose gave up nine earned runs on 10 hits and one walk. He only had one strikeout after 93 pitches. 

"It's a bad day, I forget that and keep working hard every time," Quintana said. "I have confidence in me every time we go out there. The next start, make the adjustment and do better."

Detroit will send Alfredo Simon, who is 2-0, to the mound to take on the New York Yankees on Monday. He will be opposed by CC Sabathia, who is 0-2, for the first game of the four game series. 

Chicago will send lefty John Danks to the mound to take on the Cleveland Indians on Monday night. Danks in 0-2 so far this season. The Tribe will pitch Trevor Bauer, who is 1-0 on the season.