Apr 24, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Maikel Cleto (39) walks off the field after being relieved in the seventh inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Sox Finish Off Seven-Game Road Trip With Loss

Today’s featured number: Seven.

The White Sox finished off a seven-game road trip with a 7-4 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Thursday afternoon. The Sox finished the trip at 3-4.

Reigning AL Cy Young winner Max Scherzer was on his A-game today, as he struck out 10 White Sox hitters over six full innings. Scherzer gave up seven hits, but only walked one to pick up his second win of the season.

The Sox racked up 11 hits, but left 20 men on base. Dayan Viciedo and Tyler Flowers continued to pile on the hits in their hot starts to the year by going a combined 6-for-8 at the plate.

Adam Dunn drilled his 445th career home run with a towering home run in the second inning off of Scherzer.

The Sox trailed 3-2 after six innings, then Detroit piled on the offense with four runs in the seventh and eighth innings off Sox relievers Maikel Cleto and Daniel Webb.

Who could possibly spark a late offensive surge from the Tigers? How about the two-time AL MVP Miguel Cabrera?

Cabrera was on fire at the plate on Thursday, going 2-for-4 with three RBI’s, including a two-run single in the seventh inning.

The Sox come home for a six-game home stand, including a two-game set with Detroit after a series with the Tampa Bay Rays.


Game Notes:

  • In the four-game series split against the Tigers, Dayan Viciedo went 9-for-16 at the dish. He’s hitting .425 in the last 10 games.
  • Jordan Danks hasn’t quite had the same success lately in Adam Eaton’s place. CSN Chicago’s Dan Hayes provided the numbers on Danks’ struggles:

  • Jose Quintana‘s stat line in the loss: 6 IP, 7 H, 3 R (all earned) and 3 K’s on 98 pitches. Believe it or not, Quintana is the first White Sox starter to not walk a single hitter in a start this season.
  • Looking ahead in the White Sox rotation, the Sox don’t have a probable starter for Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay. Daily Herald’s Scot Gregor provided some information to keep an eye on:

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