Norris gets first win since 2017, Tigers top White Sox, 4-3

DETROIT (AP) With closer Shane Greene making saves routine for the Detroit Tigers this year, pitcher Daniel Norris will try to do the same with wins.

He got the first one out of the way.

The left-handed former top prospect earned his first victory in two years, striking out six batters in five innings to beat the Chicago White Sox 4-3 on Sunday.

''I thought my fastball was the best it's been in a while,'' Norris said. ''I felt like I could compete on every pitch instead of going too fast.''

Norris (1-0) allowed two hits and walked one, earning his first victory since Sept. 28, 2017, and Gordon Beckham homered against his former team as the Tigers won two of three in the series.

Norris took Matt Moore's spot in the rotation after his season-ending knee surgery. Acquired from Toronto in a 2015 trade for David Price, Norris threw 79 pitches, 56 for strikes.

''He threw the ball great,'' Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said. ''You could see it in his face, he was confident. And now we've just got to keep that going forward.''

Greene had a perfect ninth inning to earn his league-leading 10th save in 10 tries for the Tigers, closing all of their wins. His 10 saves are the most for a Tigers pitcher before the end of April in franchise history.

In his Tigers debut, first baseman Brandon Dixon had an RBI single in the second inning, scoring Jeimer Candelario, who tripled.

Miguel Cabrera brought home a hustling Nick Castellanos with a fourth-inning single as the Tigers base-runner scored after Eloy Jimenez's throw was a little off the mark from left field.

''I thought he attacked the ball pretty well,'' White Sox manager Rick Renteria said on the throw. ''I think the throw should have been lower obviously and maybe we might have been able to redirect.''

Castellanos reached on an error by center fielder Leury Garcia to lead off the sixth inning and scored on a Niko Goodrum double.

Beckham added a towering solo home run in the seventh inning.

Tigers reliever Buck Farmer retired all four batters he faced, including three on strikeouts, but the White Sox had a two-out, three-run rally off Blaine Hardy and Victor Alcantara in the eighth. Ryan Cordell, Yolmer Sanchez, Leury Garcia and Tim Anderson all singled to pull within 4-3.

White Sox right-hander Reynaldo Lopez (1-3) had a season-high eight strikeouts in six innings, but allowed seven hits and two earned runs.

''If you keep your confidence and you keep working hard, you know that sooner or later you're going to get the results,'' Lopez said of his second straight quality start after three rough ones to open the season.

Dixon and John Hicks had two hits apiece for the Tigers.

EVENTFUL DEBUT

Chasing a foul ball from his position at first base, Dixon went into the netting along the wall. He also ran into an out after getting his RBI single on his first Detroit at-bat, then threw wild to second base after Norris may have had Anderson picked off first in the fourth inning.

His RBI single had an exit velocity of 49.9 mph.

''I don't know if you call that a knock,'' Gardenhire said, when asked about the hit. ''He was screaming alright, screaming from the pain. off the handle, wherever you want to call it. But it's a base hit.''

BACK TO WORK

Renteria and Anderson were back with the team after both watched Friday night's win from a Detroit hotel.

Both were suspended for their actions during a bench-clearing incident Wednesday against Kansas City.

Anderson had a hit and two stolen bases for a league-leading nine this season. His .418 batting average also leads the majors.

TRAINER'S ROOM

White Sox: RHP Lucas Giolito said he hopes to miss only one start after hurting his hamstring on Wednesday in Kansas City.

UP NEXT

White Sox: On Monday, LHP Manny Banuelos (1-0, 3.48) will make his first start since Sept. 6, 2015 when he was with Atlanta. He'll oppose RHP David Hess (1-3, 5.57) in the opener of a three-game series in Baltimore.

Tigers: LHP Matthew Boyd (1-1, 2.96) opens a four-game series in Boston on Monday against LHP Chris Sale (0-4, 8.50), the start of a nine-game road trip for the Tigers.

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  • W: D. Norris (1-0)L: R. Lopez (1-3)S: S. Greene (10)
  • HR: DET - G. Beckham (3)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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L. Garcia CF41110010.275.310.375.6852.5
T. Anderson SS30110110.418.443.6421.0856.5
J. Abreu DH40100012.192.273.372.6451.5
Y. Alonso 1B40000002.188.309.348.6560.0
Y. Moncada 3B40100021.317.356.610.966-1.0
E. Jimenez LF40000021.231.286.372.658-1.0
W. Castillo C30000010.158.333.342.675-0.5
R. Cordell RF31100010.438.471.8751.3461.5
Y. Sanchez 2B31100020.208.300.245.5451.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Harrison 2B40000021.122.195.189.384-2.0
    N. Castellanos RF42100002.261.316.406.7224.0
    M. Cabrera DH40110022.267.349.307.6561.0
    N. Goodrum LF40110001.279.380.508.8885.0
    J. Candelario 3B41100022.225.304.310.6143.0
    B. Dixon 1B30210011.667.667.6671.3332.5
    G. Beckham SS31111002.250.314.625.9396.0
    J. Hicks C30200010.231.268.410.6792.5
    J. Jones CF30000011.154.241.154.395-0.5
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Abreu (5)
      • RBI - L. Garcia (10), T. Anderson (13)
      • 2-Out RBI - L. Garcia (5), T. Anderson (5)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Abreu, Y. Alonso, Y. Moncada
      BATTING
      • 2B - N. Castellanos (8), N. Goodrum (8), J. Hicks (4)
      • 3B - J. Candelario
      • HR - G. Beckham (3)
      • RBI - M. Cabrera (6), N. Goodrum (8), B. Dixon, G. Beckham (4)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Castellanos, B. Dixon, G. Beckham 2 (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - T. Anderson 2 (9)
      • CS - Y. Moncada (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - N. Goodrum (2)
      • CS - J. Harrison
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - L. Garcia (7)
      • E - L. Garcia (2)
      • PB - W. Castillo (3)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      R. Lopez (L, 1-3)6.07320807.461.8911.0
      J. Ruiz1.021100111.573.000.0
      N. Jones1.00000104.151.503.5
      PITCHERSIP
      R. Lopez (L, 1-3)6.0
      J. Ruiz1.0
      N. Jones1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Norris (W, 1-0)5.02001602.701.2822.0
      B. Farmer (H, 2)1.10000301.350.754.5
      B. Hardy (H, 1)1.13330006.000.83-3.0
      V. Alcantara (H, 3)0.11000002.351.17-1.0
      S. Greene (S, 10)1.00000201.500.5811.0
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Norris (W, 1-0)5.0
      B. Farmer (H, 2)1.1
      B. Hardy (H, 1)1.1
      V. Alcantara (H, 3)0.1
      S. Greene (S, 10)1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - R. Lopez 105-69, J. Ruiz 13-10, N. Jones 16-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Lopez 1-8, N. Jones 2-0
      • Batters Faced - R. Lopez 24, J. Ruiz 5, N. Jones 3
      PITCHING
      • WP - V. Alcantara
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Norris 79-56, B. Farmer 21-12, B. Hardy 26-18, V. Alcantara 7-5, S. Greene 12-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Norris 2-6, B. Hardy 2-2, V. Alcantara 1-0, S. Greene 1-0
      • Batters Faced - D. Norris 17, B. Farmer 4, B. Hardy 7, V. Alcantara 2, S. Greene 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      L. Garcia CF41110010.275.310.375.6852.5
      T. Anderson SS30110110.418.443.6421.0856.5
      J. Abreu DH40100012.192.273.372.6451.5
      Y. Alonso 1B40000002.188.309.348.6560.0
      Y. Moncada 3B40100021.317.356.610.966-1.0
      E. Jimenez LF40000021.231.286.372.658-1.0
      W. Castillo C30000010.158.333.342.675-0.5
      R. Cordell RF31100010.438.471.8751.3461.5
      Y. Sanchez 2B31100020.208.300.245.5451.0
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        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        J. Harrison 2B40000021.122.195.189.384-2.0
        N. Castellanos RF42100002.261.316.406.7224.0
        M. Cabrera DH40110022.267.349.307.6561.0
        N. Goodrum LF40110001.279.380.508.8885.0
        J. Candelario 3B41100022.225.304.310.6143.0
        B. Dixon 1B30210011.667.667.6671.3332.5
        G. Beckham SS31111002.250.314.625.9396.0
        J. Hicks C30200010.231.268.410.6792.5
        J. Jones CF30000011.154.241.154.395-0.5
        Total3249410912-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Abreu (5)
          • RBI - L. Garcia (10), T. Anderson (13)
          • 2-Out RBI - L. Garcia (5), T. Anderson (5)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Abreu, Y. Alonso, Y. Moncada
          BATTING
          • 2B - N. Castellanos (8), N. Goodrum (8), J. Hicks (4)
          • 3B - J. Candelario
          • HR - G. Beckham (3)
          • RBI - M. Cabrera (6), N. Goodrum (8), B. Dixon, G. Beckham (4)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Castellanos, B. Dixon, G. Beckham 2 (2)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - T. Anderson 2 (9)
          • CS - Y. Moncada (2)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - N. Goodrum (2)
          • CS - J. Harrison
          FIELDING
          • Outfield Assist - L. Garcia (7)
          • E - L. Garcia (2)
          • PB - W. Castillo (3)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          R. Lopez (L, 1-3)6.07320807.461.8911.0
          J. Ruiz1.021100111.573.000.0
          N. Jones1.00000104.151.503.5
          Total8.0943091---
          PITCHERSIP
          R. Lopez (L, 1-3)6.0
          J. Ruiz1.0
          N. Jones1.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          D. Norris (W, 1-0)5.02001602.701.2822.0
          B. Farmer (H, 2)1.10000301.350.754.5
          B. Hardy (H, 1)1.13330006.000.83-3.0
          V. Alcantara (H, 3)0.11000002.351.17-1.0
          S. Greene (S, 10)1.00000201.500.5811.0
          Total9.06331110---
          PITCHERSIP
          D. Norris (W, 1-0)5.0
          B. Farmer (H, 2)1.1
          B. Hardy (H, 1)1.1
          V. Alcantara (H, 3)0.1
          S. Greene (S, 10)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - R. Lopez 105-69, J. Ruiz 13-10, N. Jones 16-10
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Lopez 1-8, N. Jones 2-0
          • Batters Faced - R. Lopez 24, J. Ruiz 5, N. Jones 3
          PITCHING
          • WP - V. Alcantara
          • Pitches-Strikes - D. Norris 79-56, B. Farmer 21-12, B. Hardy 26-18, V. Alcantara 7-5, S. Greene 12-9
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Norris 2-6, B. Hardy 2-2, V. Alcantara 1-0, S. Greene 1-0
          • Batters Faced - D. Norris 17, B. Farmer 4, B. Hardy 7, V. Alcantara 2, S. Greene 3
          • 8TH INNING
            Anderson singled to left, Garcia scored34
            Sanchez scored, Garcia to second on wild pitch24
            Garcia singled to shallow right, Cordell scored, Sanchez to third14
          • 7TH INNING
            Beckham homered to left04
          • 6TH INNING
            Goodrum doubled to center, Castellanos scored03
          • 4TH INNING
            Cabrera singled to left, Castellanos scored02
          • 2ND INNING
            Dixon singled to shallow left, Candelario scored, Dixon out at second01
          • 9TH INNING
            • Shane Greene relieved Victor Alcantara
            • Y. Alonso: Strike swinging, Ball, Alonso grounded out to first
            • Y. Moncada: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Moncada struck out looking
            • E. Jimenez: Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Jimenez struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • B. Hardy Pitching:
            • E. Jimenez: Strike looking, Ball, Jimenez grounded out to second
            • W. Castillo: Strike looking, Foul, Castillo grounded out to pitcher
            • R. Cordell: Strike swinging, Cordell reached on an infield single to third
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Sanchez singled to left, Cordell to second
            • L. Garcia: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Garcia singled to shallow right, Cordell scored, Sanchez to third
            • Victor Alcantara relieved Blaine Hardy
            • T. Anderson: Ball, Sanchez scored, Garcia to second on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Anderson singled to left, Garcia scored
            • J. Abreu: Ball, Abreu grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 8th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Nate Jones relieved Jose Ruiz
            • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Cabrera struck out swinging
            • N. Goodrum: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Goodrum grounded out to second
            • J. Candelario: Strike swinging, Foul, Candelario grounded out to first
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • B. Farmer Pitching:
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Abreu struck out looking
            • Blaine Hardy relieved Buck Farmer
            • Y. Alonso: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Alonso flied out to right
            • Y. Moncada: Moncada fouled out to first
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Jose Ruiz relieved Reynaldo Lopez
            • G. Beckham: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Beckham homered to left
            • J. Hicks: Hicks singled to center
            • J. Jones: Jones flied out to right
            • J. Harrison: Pickoff attempt, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Harrison popped out to shortstop
            • N. Castellanos: Ball, Castellanos flied out to deep center
            • End of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • Buck Farmer relieved Daniel Norris
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
            • L. Garcia: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Garcia lined out to shortstop
            • T. Anderson: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • R. Lopez Pitching:
            • N. Castellanos: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Castellanos safe at first on center fielder Garcia fielding error, Castellanos to second
            • M. Cabrera: Ball, Cabrera flied out to center
            • N. Goodrum: Ball, Ball, Ball, Goodrum doubled to center, Castellanos scored
            • J. Candelario: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Goodrum stole third, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Candelario struck out swinging
            • B. Dixon: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Dixon struck out swinging
            • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
          • 5TH INNING
            • D. Norris Pitching:
            • E. Jimenez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Jimenez flied out to right
            • W. Castillo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Castillo popped out to first
            • R. Cordell: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Cordell lined out to right
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • R. Lopez Pitching:
            • J. Hicks: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Hicks struck out swinging
            • J. Jones: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
            • J. Harrison: Ball, Strike swinging, Harrison flied out to shallow right
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • D. Norris Pitching:
            • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Anderson walked
            • J. Abreu: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Anderson stole second, Abreu lined out to first
            • Y. Alonso: Alonso flied out to left
            • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Anderson stole third, Foul, Strike swinging, Moncada struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • R. Lopez Pitching:
            • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Castellanos doubled to deep left
            • M. Cabrera: Cabrera singled to left, Castellanos scored
            • N. Goodrum: Foul, Goodrum fouled out to left
            • J. Candelario: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Candelario struck out swinging
            • B. Dixon: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Dixon singled to left, Cabrera to second
            • G. Beckham: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Beckham grounded out to second
            • End of the 4th (1 Run, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • D. Norris Pitching:
            • R. Cordell: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Cordell struck out looking
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
            • L. Garcia: Garcia flied out to deep right
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • R. Lopez Pitching:
            • J. Hicks: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Hicks doubled to deep right center, Hicks out at third
            • J. Jones: Jones flied out to left
            • J. Harrison: Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Harrison struck out looking
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • D. Norris Pitching:
            • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Ball, Moncada singled to left
            • E. Jimenez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Jimenez struck out swinging
            • W. Castillo: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Moncada caught stealing second, catcher to shortstop, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Castillo struck out looking
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • R. Lopez Pitching:
            • N. Goodrum: Ball, Strike looking, Goodrum popped out to third
            • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Candelario tripled to deep right center
            • B. Dixon: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Dixon singled to shallow left, Candelario scored, Dixon out at second
            • G. Beckham: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Beckham flied out to deep left
            • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • D. Norris Pitching:
            • L. Garcia: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
            • T. Anderson: Anderson grounded out to third
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Abreu doubled to left
            • Y. Alonso: Strike looking, Ball, Alonso grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • R. Lopez Pitching:
            • J. Harrison: Strike swinging, Foul, Harrison struck out, reached on passed ball
            • N. Castellanos: Castellanos flied out to deep center
            • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Cabrera struck out swinging
            • N. Goodrum: Ball, Ball, Harrison caught stealing second, catcher to shortstop
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)