Tigers, Zimmermann power past White Sox 10-1

DETROIT (AP) While the Detroit Tigers are happy to see their offense continue to shine against the Chicago White Sox, they know the most important part of Saturday's 10-1 victory was Jordan Zimmerman's slider.

Zimmerman came into the game with a 6.47 ERA and had allowed at least four runs in five straight starts. He has struggled all season with his slider, which has always been his best pitch.

''I finally got it back today,'' he said. ''It was a pitch I had last April, but when I got hurt, I developed a different grip. I've monkeyed with it in the bullpen, and it is finally coming out the right way.''

Zimmermann (5-4) won for the second time in six starts, allowing one run and seven hits with five strikeouts and two walks. Detroit has won four of five.

''He's still a work in progress,'' said Tigers bench coach Gene Lamont, who took over for Brad Ausmus after a first-inning ejection. ''He and (pitching coach) Rich (Dubee) have really put a lot of effort into this.''

Nicholas Castellanos and Alex Presley hit back-to-back homers in the second inning, and Alex Avila and Justin Upton also homered for the Tigers, who have outscored Chicago 25-6 in the first two games of the weekend series.

''It feels good right now,'' Castellanos said. ''I feel like I've been hitting the ball hard all year without getting the results, but things are falling for all of us right now.''

Miguel Gonzalez (4-6) lost his fifth straight road start, giving up six runs and 10 hits in six innings, including three of Detroit's homers.

''This is really tough to swallow, because I thought I had good stuff today,'' Gonzalez said. ''I just lost my focus on three pitches, and they all got hit out of the park. We're not in a situation where I can make mistakes like that.''

Castellanos and Presley put the Tigers ahead 2-0 with their homers in the second, and Detroit took control of the game with four runs in the fourth. RBI singles by Jose Iglesias and Andrew Romine made it 4-0, and Avila followed with a two-run homer.

Chicago loaded the bases with two outs in the fifth, but Zimmermann got Melky Cabrera to pop out and end the inning. Todd Frazier's double made it 6-1 in the sixth.

''We beat Zimmermann in his last start, but he obviously made some nice adjustments before this one,'' White Sox manager Rich Renteria said.

Upton's homer in the four-run eighth was Detroit's fourth of the game and seventh of the series. Detroit has 19 extra-base hits in the last two days.

TRAINER'S ROOM

White Sox: RHP Michael Ynoa (hip strain) went on the 10-day disabled list Saturday after being injured in Friday's 15-5 loss to the Tigers. Chicago called up RHP Brad Goldberg to replace him.

Tigers: DH Victor Martinez went 0 for 4 in his return to the lineup after leaving Friday's game with flu-like symptoms.

AUSMUS LEAVES EARLY

Ausmus was ejected by first-base umpire Fieldin Culbreath after the umpires ruled he took too long to challenge a call at first base. He argued with Culbreath and plate umpire Manny Gonzalez before being thrown out.

''The clock is at 30 seconds, but as a rule, they give you more time,'' Lamont said. ''This time, I guessed they stopped it right at 30, and we wanted to challenge.''

FAN INJURY

A female fan needed medical attention after being struck on the left side of the head by a foul ball hit by Cabrera. Comerica Park does not have nets behind the dugouts, which would have blocked the line drive. After a few moments, the fan walked to the concourse under her own power with a towel held to a cut and was taken away in a wheelchair.

UGLY DEBUT

Goldberg made his major league debut in the eighth inning and allowed four runs on three hits and a walk in just one-third of an inning.

''He had some nice stuff, but his pitch count was getting up,'' Renteria said. ''I went and got him, and told him that they only get better from here.''

UP NEXT

White Sox: LHP Daniel Holmberg (0-0, 0.87) is scheduled to make his ninth appearance and second start in Sunday's season finale. Before facing the Boston Red Sox on May 29, Holmberg hadn't made a major league start since Aug. 26, 2015.

Tigers: RHP Justin Verlander (4-4, 4.50) will make his 41st career start against the White Sox on Sunday. He's 20-13 with a 3.82 ERA against Chicago.

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  • W: J. Zimmermann (5-4)L: M. Gonzalez (4-6)
  • HR: DET - J. Upton (10), A. Presley (1), A. Avila (8), N. Castellanos (5)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Garcia CF30100112.292.339.466.8051.5
M. Cabrera LF40000026.254.301.373.675-1.0
J. Abreu DH40100011.283.333.486.8190.5
A. Garcia RF41100021.323.365.530.8951.0
T. Frazier 3B30110110.182.298.365.6633.5
M. Davidson 1B30000013.259.302.518.820-0.5
a- A. Engel PH10000000.167.375.167.5420.0
T. Anderson SS40100002.262.284.395.6781.0
O. Narvaez C40300001.271.380.294.6743.0
Y. Sanchez 2B30100012.300.344.436.7800.5
  • a-flied out for Davidson in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Romine 2B-1B51210002.243.322.368.6904.0
A. Avila C51221002.317.432.6251.0579.0
M. Cabrera 1B40200001.281.383.444.8283.0
a- D. Machado PH-2B10110000.304.347.370.7172.0
V. Martinez DH40000004.264.343.390.7330.0
J. Martinez RF40000004.279.398.7501.1480.0
J. Upton LF41111000.247.344.478.8236.0
N. Castellanos 3B32111110.214.297.374.6717.5
A. Presley CF43311000.333.412.6001.01212.0
J. Iglesias SS42330000.255.281.385.6679.0
  • a-singled for Cabrera in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - T. Frazier (8)
  • RBI - T. Frazier (24)
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Avila (8), M. Cabrera (10), J. Iglesias (13)
  • HR - A. Avila (8), J. Upton (10), N. Castellanos (5), A. Presley
  • RBI - A. Romine (13), A. Avila 2 (23), D. Machado (4), J. Upton (27), N. Castellanos (27), A. Presley (3), J. Iglesias 3 (16)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Romine (9), A. Avila 2 (9), D. Machado (3), J. Iglesias (8)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Presley (2)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - L. Garcia (7)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Gonzalez (L, 4-6)6.010660134.831.42-2.5
C. Beck1.01000002.700.952.0
B. Goldberg0.1344101108.0012.00-8.0
G. Infante0.21000004.381.62-1.0
PITCHERSIP
M. Gonzalez (L, 4-6)6.0
C. Beck1.0
B. Goldberg0.1
G. Infante0.2
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Zimmermann (W, 5-4)6.07112505.981.5720.5
D. Stumpf0.11000100.003.00-0.5
S. Greene1.20000301.711.104.5
A. Leon1.01000000.000.332.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Zimmermann (W, 5-4)6.0
D. Stumpf0.1
S. Greene1.2
A. Leon1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Gonzalez 96-65, C. Beck 12-7, B. Goldberg 35-22, G. Infante 8-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Gonzalez 8-9, C. Beck 2-1, G. Infante 1-0
  • Batters Faced - M. Gonzalez 28, C. Beck 4, B. Goldberg 5, G. Infante 2
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Zimmermann 93-65, D. Stumpf 14-9, S. Greene 20-13, A. Leon 6-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Zimmermann 7-4, S. Greene 1-1, A. Leon 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Zimmermann 25, D. Stumpf 2, S. Greene 5, A. Leon 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Garcia CF30100112.292.339.466.8051.5
M. Cabrera LF40000026.254.301.373.675-1.0
J. Abreu DH40100011.283.333.486.8190.5
A. Garcia RF41100021.323.365.530.8951.0
T. Frazier 3B30110110.182.298.365.6633.5
M. Davidson 1B30000013.259.302.518.820-0.5
a- A. Engel PH10000000.167.375.167.5420.0
T. Anderson SS40100002.262.284.395.6781.0
O. Narvaez C40300001.271.380.294.6743.0
Y. Sanchez 2B30100012.300.344.436.7800.5
Total3319102918-----
  • a-flied out for Davidson in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Romine 2B-1B51210002.243.322.368.6904.0
A. Avila C51221002.317.432.6251.0579.0
M. Cabrera 1B40200001.281.383.444.8283.0
a- D. Machado PH-2B10110000.304.347.370.7172.0
V. Martinez DH40000004.264.343.390.7330.0
J. Martinez RF40000004.279.398.7501.1480.0
J. Upton LF41111000.247.344.478.8236.0
N. Castellanos 3B32111110.214.297.374.6717.5
A. Presley CF43311000.333.412.6001.01212.0
J. Iglesias SS42330000.255.281.385.6679.0
Total3810151041113-----
  • a-singled for Cabrera in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - T. Frazier (8)
  • RBI - T. Frazier (24)
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Avila (8), M. Cabrera (10), J. Iglesias (13)
  • HR - A. Avila (8), J. Upton (10), N. Castellanos (5), A. Presley
  • RBI - A. Romine (13), A. Avila 2 (23), D. Machado (4), J. Upton (27), N. Castellanos (27), A. Presley (3), J. Iglesias 3 (16)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Romine (9), A. Avila 2 (9), D. Machado (3), J. Iglesias (8)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Presley (2)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - L. Garcia (7)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Gonzalez (L, 4-6)6.010660134.831.42-2.5
C. Beck1.01000002.700.952.0
B. Goldberg0.1344101108.0012.00-8.0
G. Infante0.21000004.381.62-1.0
Total8.0151010114---
PITCHERSIP
M. Gonzalez (L, 4-6)6.0
C. Beck1.0
B. Goldberg0.1
G. Infante0.2
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Zimmermann (W, 5-4)6.07112505.981.5720.5
D. Stumpf0.11000100.003.00-0.5
S. Greene1.20000301.711.104.5
A. Leon1.01000000.000.332.0
Total9.0911290---
PITCHERSIP
J. Zimmermann (W, 5-4)6.0
D. Stumpf0.1
S. Greene1.2
A. Leon1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Gonzalez 96-65, C. Beck 12-7, B. Goldberg 35-22, G. Infante 8-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Gonzalez 8-9, C. Beck 2-1, G. Infante 1-0
  • Batters Faced - M. Gonzalez 28, C. Beck 4, B. Goldberg 5, G. Infante 2
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Zimmermann 93-65, D. Stumpf 14-9, S. Greene 20-13, A. Leon 6-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Zimmermann 7-4, S. Greene 1-1, A. Leon 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Zimmermann 25, D. Stumpf 2, S. Greene 5, A. Leon 3
  • 8TH INNING
    Machado singled to center, Iglesias scored, Machado out at second110
    Iglesias doubled to shallow left, Castellanos and Presley scored19
    Upton homered to left17
  • 6TH INNING
    Frazier doubled to deep left, Garcia scored16
  • 4TH INNING
    Avila homered to left, Romine scored06
    Romine singled to left, Iglesias scored04
    Iglesias singled to right center, Presley scored, Iglesias to second03
  • 2ND INNING
    Presley homered to right02
    Castellanos homered to center01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Arcenio Leon relieved Shane Greene
    • Dixon Machado at second
    • M. Davidson: Davidson flied out to center
    • T. Anderson: Ball, Foul
    • Anderson singled to center
    • O. Narvaez: Strike looking, Narvaez grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Anderson out at second
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • S. Greene Pitching:
    • J. Abreu: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
    • A. Garcia: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
    • T. Frazier: Ball, Frazier grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Brad Goldberg relieved Chris Beck
    • Brad Goldberg relieved Chris Beck
    • J. Upton: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Upton homered to left
    • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Castellanos walked
    • A. Presley: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Presley singled to center, Castellanos to second
    • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Iglesias doubled to shallow left, Castellanos and Presley scored
    • A. Romine: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Romine lined out to left
    • Gregory Infante relieved Brad Goldberg
    • A. Avila: Foul, Avila grounded out to first, Iglesias to third
    • Dixon Machado hit for Miguel Cabrera
    • D. Machado: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Machado singled to center, Iglesias scored, Machado out at second
    • End of the 8th (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Daniel Stumpf relieved Jordan Zimmermann
    • O. Narvaez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Narvaez reached on an infield single to second
    • Y. Sanchez: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
    • Shane Greene relieved Daniel Stumpf
    • L. Garcia: Ball, Garcia flied out to left
    • M. Cabrera: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Cabrera struck out looking
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Chris Beck relieved Miguel Gonzalez
    • A. Avila: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Avila grounded out to second
    • M. Cabrera: Strike swinging, Cabrera doubled to left
    • V. Martinez: Ball, Martinez popped out to shortstop
    • J. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Martinez grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
    • J. Abreu: Abreu singled to left
    • A. Garcia: Garcia reached on fielder's choice to third, Abreu out at second
    • T. Frazier: Foul, Ball, Frazier doubled to deep left, Garcia scored
    • M. Davidson: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Davidson struck out swinging
    • T. Anderson: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Anderson grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Gonzalez Pitching:
    • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Castellanos struck out swinging
    • A. Presley: Strike looking, Ball, Presley grounded out to second
    • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Iglesias singled to left center
    • A. Romine: Strike looking, Ball, Romine flied out to center
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
    • M. Davidson: Strike looking, Foul, Davidson grounded out to first
    • T. Anderson: Foul, Ball, Ball, Anderson flied out to center
    • O. Narvaez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Narvaez singled to left
    • Y. Sanchez: Sanchez singled to right, Narvaez to second
    • L. Garcia: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Garcia walked, Narvaez to third, Sanchez to second
    • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Cabrera fouled out to third
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Gonzalez Pitching:
    • V. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Martinez fouled out to pitcher
    • J. Martinez: Martinez lined out to center
    • J. Upton: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Upton grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
    • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Abreu flied out to center
    • A. Garcia: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
    • T. Frazier: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Frazier struck out looking
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Gonzalez Pitching:
    • J. Upton: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Upton flied out to center
    • N. Castellanos: Castellanos grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Presley: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Presley singled to right
    • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Presley stole second, Iglesias singled to right center, Presley scored, Iglesias to second
    • A. Romine: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Romine singled to left, Iglesias scored
    • A. Avila: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Avila homered to left, Romine scored
    • M. Cabrera: Ball, Foul, Cabrera flied out to right
    • End of the 4th (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
    • O. Narvaez: Strike looking, Narvaez singled to center
    • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Sanchez popped out to first
    • L. Garcia: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
    • M. Cabrera: Cabrera reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Narvaez out at second
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Gonzalez Pitching:
    • A. Avila: Ball, Strike looking, Avila doubled to deep right
    • M. Cabrera: Strike swinging, Ball, Cabrera lined out to right
    • V. Martinez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Martinez popped out to third
    • J. Martinez: Martinez grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
    • A. Garcia: Ball, Garcia singled to left
    • T. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Frazier walked, Garcia to second
    • M. Davidson: Davidson grounded into double play third to first to first, Garcia to third, Frazier out at second
    • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Anderson grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Gonzalez Pitching:
    • J. Upton: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Upton grounded out to third
    • N. Castellanos: Ball, Foul, Foul, Castellanos homered to center
    • A. Presley: Foul, Presley homered to right
    • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Ball, Iglesias grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Romine: Strike looking, Ball, Romine grounded out to second
    • End of the 2nd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
    • L. Garcia: Foul, Foul, Garcia singled to shallow right center
    • M. Cabrera: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Cabrera struck out swinging
    • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Abreu grounded into double play shortstop to first to first, Garcia out at second
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Gonzalez Pitching:
    • A. Romine: Ball, Foul, Romine singled to left
    • A. Avila: Strike looking, Strike looking, Avila flied out to center
    • M. Cabrera: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Cabrera singled to left center, Romine to second
    • V. Martinez: Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt to second, Ball, Ball, Martinez grounded out to second, Romine to third, Cabrera to second
    • J. Martinez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Martinez lined out to second
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)