Davidson, Soto power White Sox past Tigers, 11-2

CHICAGO (AP) In his first at-bat since breaking his right foot running the bases in his season debut last June, Matt Davidson put it to the test.

The designated hitter rounded two bags sharply and dug for his first career triple, sparking Chicago to an 11-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday for manager Rick Renteria's first victory with the White Sox.

''I tried not to think about it, but I'm glad I got it done,'' said Davidson, who added his first home run as a member of the White Sox in the fourth inning. ''There will be a lot of firsts this year.''

Geovany Soto, the catcher who joined the White Sox as a free agent this offseason, added his first two home runs for Chicago. It was his fourth career multi-home run game, and first since 2011 when he was with the Chicago Cubs.

It helped lift starting pitcher James Shields (1-0) to a fresh season start, as he allowed two hits and struck out five in 5 1/3 innings. It was a positive start following a rough season last year after Chicago acquired the right-hander in a trade with San Diego. He went 4-12 with a 6.77 ERA.

Shields allowed Tyler Collins' solo homer in the second inning to open the scoring, but the Tigers managed only four hits.

The Chicago output escalated from two runs in the second inning, to three in the third and four in the fourth in cold and windy - but sunny - conditions after rain washed out two starts between the teams this week.

Soto's three-run home run in the third made it 5-1 and chased left-hander Matthew Boyd (0-1).

''It looked like he was having trouble with his command, and in spring training he was commanding the ball extremely well,'' Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. ''Can't do anything about it now. We'll come back in five days and hope he's back to where he was.''

Anibal Sanchez struggled in relief, also giving up five runs. Sanchez gave up Davidson's blast to left-center field in the fourth inning for a 9-1 lead.

Dan Jennings, Michael Ynoa and Tommy Kahnle combined for 3 2/3 innings of relief, giving up two hits and an unearned run.

SWITCHING SIDES

The White Sox agreed to terms with RHP Mike Pelfrey on a minor-league deal after being released by the Tigers in spring training.

Pelfrey, 33, made 22 starts for Detroit last season, going 4-10 with a 5.07 ERA. He will join the rotation in Triple-A Charlotte and will be paid $8 million by the Tigers this season.

WELCOME BACK

Alex Avila had an RBI double in the eighth inning in his first at-bat back with the Tigers after playing with the White Sox last season.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Tigers: Ausmus said part of the reason RHP Jordan Zimmermann was moved back in the rotation from Thursday to Saturday after Wednesday's rainout was because of illness. ''Zimm was sick a couple days ago, he was throwing up,'' Ausmus said. ''I figured we could give him some extra days and get him back to full strength.''

White Sox: The White Sox placed right-handed reliever Jake Petricka on the 10-day disabled list before the game because of a strained right lat. Kahnle, a right-hander, was called up from Triple-A Charlotte.

UP NEXT

Tigers: RHP Michael Fulmer (11-7, 3.06 ERA last season), who started briefly in Triple-A Toledo last year before winning the American League Rookie of the Year award, gets the ball for the home opener Friday against the Boston Red Sox.

White Sox: LHP Derek Holland (7-9, 4.95) will make his White Sox debut Friday as the homestand continues against the Minnesota Twins.

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  • W: J. Shields (1-0)L: M. Boyd (0-1)
  • HR: DET - T. Collins (1), CHW - G. Soto 2 (2), M. Davidson (1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
I. Kinsler 2B20000111.400.6251.2001.8250.5
D. Machado 2B10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
N. Castellanos 3B41100011.250.333.7501.0832.5
M. Cabrera 1B30000012.000.250.000.250-0.5
A. Romine 1B10000011.000.000.000.000-0.5
V. Martinez DH20000110.167.286.167.4520.5
a- A. Avila PH-DH101100001.0001.0002.0003.0003.0
J. Upton LF10000212.250.500.250.7503.5
M. Mahtook LF10000011.000.200.000.200-0.5
T. Collins RF41111012.200.200.8001.0005.5
J. McCann C30100101.167.375.167.5422.0
J. Jones CF30000103.143.250.571.8211.0
J. Iglesias SS40000012.000.000.000.000-0.5
  • a-doubled for Martinez in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Saladino 2B30000213.286.500.286.7860.5
T. Anderson SS51210022.222.222.222.4443.0
M. Cabrera LF31100102.429.500.8571.3574.0
a- L. Garcia PH-LF10000001.000.000.000.0000.0
J. Abreu 1B50210024.444.444.5561.0002.0
T. Frazier 3B41000103.000.111.000.1112.0
A. Garcia RF52210021.444.444.444.8894.0
M. Davidson DH33231111.667.7502.3333.08313.5
G. Soto C32242100.667.7502.6673.41715.0
J. May CF21010010.000.143.000.1432.5
  • a-lined out for Cabrera in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - N. Castellanos, A. Avila
  • HR - T. Collins
  • RBI - A. Avila, T. Collins
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Avila
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Cabrera (3)
  • 3B - M. Davidson
  • HR - M. Davidson, G. Soto 2 (2)
  • SH - J. May
  • RBI - T. Anderson, J. Abreu (2), A. Garcia, M. Davidson 3 (3), G. Soto 4 (4), J. May (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - T. Anderson, A. Garcia, M. Davidson 3 (3)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - J. Upton
BASERUNNING
  • CS - T. Saladino
FIELDING
  • E - M. Boyd
  • PB - J. McCann
FIELDING
  • E - A. Garcia
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Boyd (L, 0-1)2.155542119.293.86-12.0
A. Sanchez3.255524112.271.91-1.0
A. Wilson1.01110119.001.001.5
B. Hardy1.00000200.000.004.0
PITCHERSIP
M. Boyd (L, 0-1)2.1
A. Sanchez3.2
A. Wilson1.0
B. Hardy1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Shields (W, 1-0)5.12115511.691.3116.5
D. Jennings0.20000000.000.000.0
M. Ynoa2.01101200.001.005.0
T. Kahnle1.01000200.001.003.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Shields (W, 1-0)5.1
D. Jennings0.2
M. Ynoa2.0
T. Kahnle1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - A. Sanchez
  • HBP - A. Wilson
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Boyd 80-47, A. Sanchez 68-38, A. Wilson 15-11, B. Hardy 14-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Boyd 3-3, A. Sanchez 1-5
  • Batters Faced - M. Boyd 17, A. Sanchez 17, A. Wilson 5, B. Hardy 3
PITCHING
  • WP - J. Shields
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Shields 104-58, D. Jennings 5-3, M. Ynoa 38-20, T. Kahnle 19-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Shields 2-9, D. Jennings 1-0, M. Ynoa 3-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Shields 23, D. Jennings, M. Ynoa 8, T. Kahnle 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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DET1-1
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
I. Kinsler 2B20000111.400.6251.2001.8250.5
D. Machado 2B10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
N. Castellanos 3B41100011.250.333.7501.0832.5
M. Cabrera 1B30000012.000.250.000.250-0.5
A. Romine 1B10000011.000.000.000.000-0.5
V. Martinez DH20000110.167.286.167.4520.5
a- A. Avila PH-DH101100001.0001.0002.0003.0003.0
J. Upton LF10000212.250.500.250.7503.5
M. Mahtook LF10000011.000.200.000.200-0.5
T. Collins RF41111012.200.200.8001.0005.5
J. McCann C30100101.167.375.167.5422.0
J. Jones CF30000103.143.250.571.8211.0
J. Iglesias SS40000012.000.000.000.000-0.5
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  • a-doubled for Martinez in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Saladino 2B30000213.286.500.286.7860.5
T. Anderson SS51210022.222.222.222.4443.0
M. Cabrera LF31100102.429.500.8571.3574.0
a- L. Garcia PH-LF10000001.000.000.000.0000.0
J. Abreu 1B50210024.444.444.5561.0002.0
T. Frazier 3B41000103.000.111.000.1112.0
A. Garcia RF52210021.444.444.444.8894.0
M. Davidson DH33231111.667.7502.3333.08313.5
G. Soto C32242100.667.7502.6673.41715.0
J. May CF21010010.000.143.000.1432.5
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  • a-lined out for Cabrera in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - N. Castellanos, A. Avila
  • HR - T. Collins
  • RBI - A. Avila, T. Collins
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Avila
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Cabrera (3)
  • 3B - M. Davidson
  • HR - M. Davidson, G. Soto 2 (2)
  • SH - J. May
  • RBI - T. Anderson, J. Abreu (2), A. Garcia, M. Davidson 3 (3), G. Soto 4 (4), J. May (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - T. Anderson, A. Garcia, M. Davidson 3 (3)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - J. Upton
BASERUNNING
  • CS - T. Saladino
FIELDING
  • E - M. Boyd
  • PB - J. McCann
FIELDING
  • E - A. Garcia
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Boyd (L, 0-1)2.155542119.293.86-12.0
A. Sanchez3.255524112.271.91-1.0
A. Wilson1.01110119.001.001.5
B. Hardy1.00000200.000.004.0
Total8.0111111693---
PITCHERSIP
M. Boyd (L, 0-1)2.1
A. Sanchez3.2
A. Wilson1.0
B. Hardy1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Shields (W, 1-0)5.12115511.691.3116.5
D. Jennings0.20000000.000.000.0
M. Ynoa2.01101200.001.005.0
T. Kahnle1.01000200.001.003.0
Total9.0421691---
PITCHERSIP
J. Shields (W, 1-0)5.1
D. Jennings0.2
M. Ynoa2.0
T. Kahnle1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - A. Sanchez
  • HBP - A. Wilson
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Boyd 80-47, A. Sanchez 68-38, A. Wilson 15-11, B. Hardy 14-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Boyd 3-3, A. Sanchez 1-5
  • Batters Faced - M. Boyd 17, A. Sanchez 17, A. Wilson 5, B. Hardy 3
PITCHING
  • WP - J. Shields
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Shields 104-58, D. Jennings 5-3, M. Ynoa 38-20, T. Kahnle 19-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Shields 2-9, D. Jennings 1-0, M. Ynoa 3-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Shields 23, D. Jennings, M. Ynoa 8, T. Kahnle 4
  • 8TH INNING
    Avila doubled to deep left, Castellanos scored211
  • 7TH INNING
    Soto homered to center111
  • 6TH INNING
    Abreu singled to right center, Cabrera scored110
  • 4TH INNING
    Davidson homered to center, Frazier and Garcia scored114
    Garcia singled to center, Anderson scored, Frazier to third112
  • 3RD INNING
    Soto homered to left, Garcia and Davidson scored15
  • 2ND INNING
    Anderson singled to center, May scored, Saladino to second12
    May sacrificed to pitcher, Davidson scored, Soto to third, May to second on Boyd fielding error11
    Collins homered to center10
  • 9TH INNING
    • T. Kahnle Pitching:
    • T. Collins: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Collins struck out on foul tip
    • J. McCann: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, McCann singled to left
    • J. Jones: Ball, Ball, Foul, Jones lined out to center
    • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Iglesias struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • M. Ynoa Pitching:
    • D. Machado: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Machado grounded out to pitcher
    • N. Castellanos: Ball, Castellanos safe at first on Garcia fielding error, Castellanos to third
    • A. Romine: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
    • Alex Avila hit for Victor Martinez
    • A. Avila: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Avila doubled to deep left, Castellanos scored
    • M. Mahtook: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Mahtook struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    • Blaine Hardy relieved Alex Wilson
    • J. Abreu: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
    • T. Frazier: Ball, Foul, Frazier flied out to center
    • A. Garcia: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Tommy Kahnle relieved Michael Ynoa
  • 7TH INNING
    • M. Ynoa Pitching:
    • J. McCann: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, McCann walked
    • J. Jones: Ball, In play
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Michael Ynoa relieved Dan Jennings
    • Alex Wilson relieved Anibal Sanchez
    • G. Soto: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Soto homered to center
    • J. May: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, May hit by pitch
    • T. Saladino: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Saladino struck out on foul tip
    • T. Anderson: Anderson popped out to second
    • Leury Garcia hit for Melky Cabrera
    • L. Garcia: Strike swinging, Garcia lined out to center
    • End of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • J. Shields Pitching:
    • V. Martinez: Ball, Martinez grounded out to second
    • J. Upton: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Upton walked
    • Dan Jennings relieved James Shields
    • T. Collins: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Collins grounded into double play third to second to third to first, Upton out at second
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Sanchez Pitching:
    • M. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Cabrera doubled to deep right
    • J. Abreu: Ball, Ball, Abreu singled to right center, Cabrera scored
    • T. Frazier: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Frazier grounded out to third, Abreu to second
    • A. Garcia: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
    • M. Davidson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Davidson struck out looking
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Shields Pitching:
    • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Foul, Iglesias grounded out to shortstop
    • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Kinsler walked
    • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Castellanos flied out to center
    • M. Cabrera: Foul, Cabrera flied out to right
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Sanchez Pitching:
    • J. May: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, May struck out looking
    • T. Saladino: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Saladino flied out to right
    • T. Anderson: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Shields Pitching:
    • J. Upton: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Upton walked
    • T. Collins: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Collins flied out to center
    • J. McCann: Strike swinging, McCann flied out to deep right
    • J. Jones: Ball, Strike looking, Upton stole second, Jones lined out to left
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Sanchez Pitching:
    • T. Anderson: Ball, Ball, Anderson reached on an infield single
    • M. Cabrera: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Abreu flied out to shallow center
    • J. Abreu: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Frazier walked, Anderson to second
    • T. Frazier: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Garcia singled to center, Anderson scored, Frazier to third
    • A. Garcia: Davidson homered to center, Frazier and Garcia scored
    • M. Davidson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Soto flied out to right
    • G. Soto: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, In play
    • End of the 4th (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Shields Pitching:
    • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Castellanos struck out swinging
    • M. Cabrera: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Cabrera flied out to deep right
    • V. Martinez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Boyd Pitching:
    • T. Frazier: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Frazier popped out to shortstop
    • A. Garcia: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Garcia reached on an infield single
    • M. Davidson: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Garcia to second on passed ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Davidson walked
    • G. Soto: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Soto homered to left, Garcia and Davidson scored
    • Anibal Sanchez relieved Matthew Boyd
    • J. May: Ball, May flied out to center
    • T. Saladino: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Saladino walked
    • T. Anderson: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Saladino caught stealing, catcher to second
    • End of the 3rd (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Shields Pitching:
    • T. Collins: Strike looking, Collins homered to center
    • J. McCann: Ball, McCann lined out to center
    • J. Jones: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Jones walked
    • J. Iglesias: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike looking, Iglesias flied out to shallow left
    • I. Kinsler: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Kinsler flied out to right
    • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Boyd Pitching:
    • A. Garcia: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Garcia grounded out to third
    • M. Davidson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Davidson tripled to deep right
    • G. Soto: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Soto walked
    • J. May: May sacrificed to pitcher, Davidson scored, Soto to third, May to second on Boyd fielding error
    • T. Saladino: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Saladino reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Soto out at home
    • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Anderson singled to center, May scored, Saladino to second
    • M. Cabrera: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cabrera walked, Saladino to third, Anderson to second
    • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Shields Pitching:
    • I. Kinsler: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Kinsler struck out swinging
    • N. Castellanos: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Castellanos doubled to deep left
    • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Cabrera struck out swinging
    • V. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Martinez walked
    • J. Upton: Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Upton struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Matthew Boyd pitching
    • T. Saladino: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Saladino walked
    • T. Anderson: Pickoff attempt, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
    • M. Cabrera: Ball, Cabrera lined out to left
    • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Abreu singled to right center, Saladino to third
    • T. Frazier: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Frazier lined out to left
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)