Tigers beat White Sox on Victor Reyes’ deep sac fly in 10th

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Posted at 12:28 PM, Sep 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-17 12:28:22-04

DETROIT (AP) — Victor Reyes hit a deep flyball to center field in the 10th inning, scoring automatic runner Ryan Kreidler from third base and giving the Detroit Tigers a 3-2 win over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night.

Tigers reliever Alex Lange (5-4) struck out the side in the 10th, and Willi Castro started the bottom half with a bunt. Liam Hendriks (3-4) fielded it, looked at Kreidler going to third and then bounced his throw to first, putting runners on the corners.

Riley Greene struck out before Reyes hit his game-ending sacrifice fly. Adam Engel made a running catch but had no chance to throw out Kreidler.

Chicago, trying to get back into the AL Central race, trailed 2-0 after seven innings but tied the game in the eighth, spoiling a scoreless seven-inning, three-hit outing by Tigers starter Matt Manning.

Josh Harrison doubled off reliever Joe Jimenez with one out, and Elvis Andrus reached on an infield single off Kreidler’s glove at third.

Yoan Moncada popped out, but Jose Abreu doubled past Kreidler’s dive to tie the game. Abreu has a career average of .349 with 118 RBIs in 142 games against the Tigers.

The Tigers had a scoring chance in the bottom of the inning with Javier Báez on third and one out.

However, Joe Kelly struck out Spencer Torkelson, and when the third strike bounced away from Yasmani Grandal, Kelly picked it up and threw to Grandal in time to retire Báez at the plate.

Andrus had three singles, including the only two hits Manning allowed in the first six innings.

The Tigers took a 1-0 lead with a two-out rally in the first. Báez singled, Eric Haase drew a walk and Spencer Torkelson singled to center.

Báez tripled with two out in the fifth, but Jimmy Lambert came out of the White Sox bullpen to strike out Haase.

Chicago threatened in the sixth when Andrus reached on shortstop Báez’s throwing error, stole second and moved to third on Yoan Moncada’s flyball. Manning, though, retired Jose Abreu on a routine fly to center.

Jonathan Schoop put the Tigers up 2-0 with a two-out homer off Lambert in the sixth, and Manning pitched around Eloy Jimenez’s leadoff double in the seventh.


Báez finished 3-for-3 with a triple, a double, a single, a walk, a stolen base and two errors. He has 26 errors and 25 walks this season.


The teams play the second of a three-game series on Saturday night, with Detroit’s Eduardo Rodriguez (3-5, 4.50 ERA) against Chicago’s Johnny Cueto (7-8, 3.09).