Castellanos powers Tigers past White Sox 7-5

CHICAGO (AP) Nicholas Castellanos busted out of his slump in a big way.

Castellanos homered twice and Jose Iglesias hit a tiebreaking RBI single in Detroit's two-run eighth, helping the Tigers beat the Chicago White Sox 7-5 on Saturday for their fourth straight win.

Castellanos hit a three-run drive in the third and a two-run shot in the fifth. It was his first multihomer game since Aug. 22 against the Yankees and fourth of his career.

The slugger went 1 for 21 with eight strikeouts in his previous five games.

''The ball jumped out of the ballpark,'' Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said. ''He hit one opposite. He can do that. When he starts getting away from that, starts pulling too much, he can struggle. Him going the other way is a good sign that he's gonna be able to drive the ball both ways.''

The Tigers blew a 5-0 lead but recovered in time to improve to 7-1 against the White Sox this season. Buck Farmer (3-3) pitched a scoreless inning for the win.

Charlie Tilson drove in two runs for Chicago, which has dropped three in a row. Kevan Smith had two hits and scored a run.

Tilson hit a two-run single off Jordan Zimmermann in the fifth and Jose Abreu tied it at 5 with a sacrifice fly in the sixth, but the Tigers went ahead to stay in the eighth.

Victor Martinez sparked the winning rally with a leadoff single against Jace Fry (0-1). Bruce Rondon then came in and walked John Hicks. JaCoby Jones popped up a bunt and Rondon dove for the ball, but it trickled out of his glove to load the bases.

With the infield playing in, Iglesias hit a dribbler up the middle that bounced off second baseman Yoan Moncada's glove for a run-scoring infield hit. Rondon then threw four straight balls to Niko Goodrum, forcing in another run.

''Bruce ran into a little trouble,'' Chicago manager Rick Renteria said. ''Great diving attempt on the catch and it came out of his glove onto the ground, causing a fumble.''

Shane Greene worked the ninth for his 19th save and fourth in four days.

Lucas Giolito pitched 5 1/3 innings for Chicago, allowing five runs and six hits. The right-hander is just 1-3 in his last five starts.

''Two bad pitches to a really good hitter kind of did me in for the game right there,'' Giolito said. ''I've just gotta kinda lock in a little bit more.''

Zimmermann was charged with four runs and four hits in five innings in his first start after missing six weeks with a right shoulder impingement. He retired his first 12 batters before the White Sox broke through in the fifth.

''I got a little out of whack in the stretch,'' Zimmermann said. ''It was the first time all game I was there. They started swinging early, too, and we just didn't make the adjustments quite quick enough.''

ROSTER MOVES

To make room for Zimmermann on the active roster, right-hander Artie Lewicki was optioned to Triple-A Toledo.

AMERICAN DREAM

Iglesias arrived late for the opener on Friday because he was sworn in as a naturalized U.S. citizen earlier in the day in Detroit. The 28-year-old infielder was born in Cuba and signed as an amateur free agent with the Boston Red Sox in 2009.

''Yesterday I got in about 5 or 5:30, all the way from Detroit,'' Iglesias said. ''But it was worth it.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Tigers: LHP Francisco Liriano (right hamstring strain) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo on Sunday.

White Sox: OF Leury Garcia (left knee sprain) was scheduled to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte on Saturday night. ... OF Avisail Garcia (right hamstring strain) will continue his rehab assignment with Charlotte on Sunday following a day off on Saturday. ... RHP Miguel Gonzalez (rotator cuff inflammation) threw 25 pitches off the mound in his most rigorous workout since going on the DL in April.

UP NEXT

LHP Blaine Hardy (2-1, 3.55 ERA) takes the mound as the Tigers go for the sweep on Sunday. Hardy has allowed two runs or less in five of his six starts. James Shields (2-7, 4.63 ERA) goes for the White Sox.

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DET35-37
0030200207100
CHW24-45
000041000570
  • W: B. Farmer (3-3)L: J. Fry (0-1)S: S. Greene (19)
  • HR: DET - N. Castellanos 2 (8)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Martin CF41000123.257.325.452.7781.0
J. Candelario 3B42100123.251.346.476.8223.0
N. Castellanos RF52352000.310.351.493.84416.0
V. Martinez DH40300010.251.309.350.6592.5
V. Reyes PR-DH11000011.218.218.309.5270.5
J. Hicks 1B31000222.295.341.464.8052.0
J. Jones LF50100023.222.266.385.6500.0
G. Greiner C40100024.265.316.353.6691.0
J. Iglesias SS40110002.262.310.392.7022.0
R. Rodriguez 2B30000012.091.087.091.178-0.5
a- N. Goodrum PH-2B00010100.240.324.453.7772.0
  • a-walked for Rodriguez in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
Y. Moncada 2B30000110.221.296.400.6960.5
Y. Sanchez 3B31100110.264.314.416.7304.5
J. Abreu DH30010013.284.339.504.8430.5
M. Davidson 1B41100030.235.356.469.8260.5
K. Smith C41200000.433.433.467.9003.0
T. Anderson SS41110001.232.303.422.7254.0
C. Tilson LF41120000.281.309.328.6376.0
A. Engel CF40100011.218.277.307.5842.5
T. Thompson RF20010011.122.168.220.3870.5
a- D. Palka PH10000010.246.287.472.758-0.5
  • a-struck out for Tr. Thompson in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - G. Greiner (3)
  • HR - N. Castellanos 2 (8)
  • RBI - N. Castellanos 5 (39), J. Iglesias (26), N. Goodrum (20)
  • 2-Out RBI - N. Castellanos 5 (18)
BATTING
  • 2B - T. Anderson (8)
  • 3B - Y. Sanchez (8)
  • SF - J. Abreu (3), T. Thompson
  • RBI - J. Abreu (41), T. Anderson (27), C. Tilson 2 (5), T. Thompson (9)
BASERUNNING
  • Picked Off - N. Castellanos
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Tilson (3), A. Engel (9)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Zimmermann5.04440405.201.249.0
D. VerHagen (BS, 2)1.02110109.171.580.5
B. Farmer (W, 3-3)1.01002105.511.817.5
J. Jimenez (H, 13)1.00000102.101.023.5
S. Greene (S, 19)1.00000203.571.1911.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Zimmermann5.0
D. VerHagen (BS, 2)1.0
B. Farmer (W, 3-3)1.0
J. Jimenez (H, 13)1.0
S. Greene (S, 19)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
L. Giolito5.16552627.191.645.0
C. Volstad0.20000104.111.370.5
J. Fry (L, 0-1)1.01110202.250.95-3.0
B. Rondon0.12112104.031.57-4.5
X. Cedeno0.20000200.000.461.0
H. Santiago1.01001104.691.581.5
PITCHERSIP
L. Giolito5.1
C. Volstad0.2
J. Fry (L, 0-1)1.0
B. Rondon0.1
X. Cedeno0.2
H. Santiago1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - D. VerHagen (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Zimmermann 74-51, D. VerHagen 17-14, B. Farmer 24-14, J. Jimenez 12-8, S. Greene 20-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Zimmermann 5-6, B. Farmer 2-0, S. Greene 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Zimmermann 19, D. VerHagen 5, B. Farmer 6, J. Jimenez 3, S. Greene 3
PITCHING
  • WP - L. Giolito (7)
  • Pitches-Strikes - L. Giolito 88-54, C. Volstad 4-4, J. Fry 19-12, B. Rondon 16-6, X. Cedeno 8-6, H. Santiago 15-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Giolito 3-8, C. Volstad 1-0, H. Santiago 1-0
  • Batters Faced - L. Giolito 25, C. Volstad 2, J. Fry 4, B. Rondon 5, X. Cedeno 2, H. Santiago 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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DET35-37
0030200207100
CHW24-45
000041000570
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Martin CF41000123.257.325.452.7781.0
J. Candelario 3B42100123.251.346.476.8223.0
N. Castellanos RF52352000.310.351.493.84416.0
V. Martinez DH40300010.251.309.350.6592.5
V. Reyes PR-DH11000011.218.218.309.5270.5
J. Hicks 1B31000222.295.341.464.8052.0
J. Jones LF50100023.222.266.385.6500.0
G. Greiner C40100024.265.316.353.6691.0
J. Iglesias SS40110002.262.310.392.7022.0
R. Rodriguez 2B30000012.091.087.091.178-0.5
a- N. Goodrum PH-2B00010100.240.324.453.7772.0
Total377107251320-----
  • a-walked for Rodriguez in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
Y. Moncada 2B30000110.221.296.400.6960.5
Y. Sanchez 3B31100110.264.314.416.7304.5
J. Abreu DH30010013.284.339.504.8430.5
M. Davidson 1B41100030.235.356.469.8260.5
K. Smith C41200000.433.433.467.9003.0
T. Anderson SS41110001.232.303.422.7254.0
C. Tilson LF41120000.281.309.328.6376.0
A. Engel CF40100011.218.277.307.5842.5
T. Thompson RF20010011.122.168.220.3870.5
a- D. Palka PH10000010.246.287.472.758-0.5
Total325750296-----
  • a-struck out for Tr. Thompson in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - G. Greiner (3)
  • HR - N. Castellanos 2 (8)
  • RBI - N. Castellanos 5 (39), J. Iglesias (26), N. Goodrum (20)
  • 2-Out RBI - N. Castellanos 5 (18)
BATTING
  • 2B - T. Anderson (8)
  • 3B - Y. Sanchez (8)
  • SF - J. Abreu (3), T. Thompson
  • RBI - J. Abreu (41), T. Anderson (27), C. Tilson 2 (5), T. Thompson (9)
BASERUNNING
  • Picked Off - N. Castellanos
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Tilson (3), A. Engel (9)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Zimmermann5.04440405.201.249.0
D. VerHagen (BS, 2)1.02110109.171.580.5
B. Farmer (W, 3-3)1.01002105.511.817.5
J. Jimenez (H, 13)1.00000102.101.023.5
S. Greene (S, 19)1.00000203.571.1911.0
Total9.0755290---
PITCHERSIP
J. Zimmermann5.0
D. VerHagen (BS, 2)1.0
B. Farmer (W, 3-3)1.0
J. Jimenez (H, 13)1.0
S. Greene (S, 19)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
L. Giolito5.16552627.191.645.0
C. Volstad0.20000104.111.370.5
J. Fry (L, 0-1)1.01110202.250.95-3.0
B. Rondon0.12112104.031.57-4.5
X. Cedeno0.20000200.000.461.0
H. Santiago1.01001104.691.581.5
Total9.010775132---
PITCHERSIP
L. Giolito5.1
C. Volstad0.2
J. Fry (L, 0-1)1.0
B. Rondon0.1
X. Cedeno0.2
H. Santiago1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - D. VerHagen (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Zimmermann 74-51, D. VerHagen 17-14, B. Farmer 24-14, J. Jimenez 12-8, S. Greene 20-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Zimmermann 5-6, B. Farmer 2-0, S. Greene 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Zimmermann 19, D. VerHagen 5, B. Farmer 6, J. Jimenez 3, S. Greene 3
PITCHING
  • WP - L. Giolito (7)
  • Pitches-Strikes - L. Giolito 88-54, C. Volstad 4-4, J. Fry 19-12, B. Rondon 16-6, X. Cedeno 8-6, H. Santiago 15-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Giolito 3-8, C. Volstad 1-0, H. Santiago 1-0
  • Batters Faced - L. Giolito 25, C. Volstad 2, J. Fry 4, B. Rondon 5, X. Cedeno 2, H. Santiago 4
  • 8TH INNING
    Goodrum walked, Hicks scored, Jones to third, Iglesias to second75
    Iglesias reached on an infield single to shortstop, Reyes scored, Hicks to third, Jones to second65
  • 6TH INNING
    Abreu hit sacrifice fly to right, Sanchez scored55
  • 5TH INNING
    Thompson hit sacrifice fly to left, Tilson scored54
    Tilson singled to left center, Smith and Anderson scored53
    Anderson doubled to deep right, Davidson scored, Smith to third51
    Castellanos homered to left, Candelario scored50
  • 3RD INNING
    Castellanos homered to right center, Martin and Candelario scored30
  • 9TH INNING
    • Hector Santiago relieved Xavier Cedeno
    • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Castellanos singled to center
    • V. Reyes: Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Reyes struck out on foul tip
    • J. Hicks: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Castellanos picked off at first, pitcher to first, Ball, Hicks walked
    • J. Jones: Jones grounded into fielder's choice to second, Hicks out at second
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Shane Greene relieved Joe Jimenez
    • C. Tilson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Tilson grounded out to third
    • A. Engel: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Engel struck out swinging
    • Daniel Palka hit for Trayce Thompson
    • D. Palka: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Palka struck out swinging
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • J. Fry Pitching:
    • V. Martinez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Martinez singled to left
    • Bruce Rondon relieved Jace Fry
    • Victor Reyes ran for Victor Martinez
    • J. Hicks: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hicks walked, Reyes to second
    • J. Jones: Jones reached on bunt single to pitcher, Reyes to third, Hicks to second
    • G. Greiner: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Greiner struck out swinging
    • J. Iglesias: Foul, Iglesias reached on an infield single to shortstop, Reyes scored, Hicks to third, Jones to second
    • Niko Goodrum hit for Ronny Rodriguez
    • N. Goodrum: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Goodrum walked, Hicks scored, Jones to third, Iglesias to second
    • Xavier Cedeno relieved Bruce Rondon
    • L. Martin: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
    • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Candelario struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Joe Jimenez relieved Buck Farmer
    • M. Davidson: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Davidson struck out swinging
    • K. Smith: Ball, Strike looking, Smith lined out to center
    • T. Anderson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Anderson flied out to center
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Jace Fry relieved Chris Volstad
    • L. Martin: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
    • J. Candelario: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Candelario struck out swinging
    • N. Castellanos: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Castellanos flied out to center
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Buck Farmer relieved Drew VerHagen
    • C. Tilson: Foul, Tilson grounded out to second
    • A. Engel: Engel singled to left
    • T. Thompson: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Engel stole second
    • Y. Moncada: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Moncada walked
    • Y. Sanchez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Sanchez walked, Engel to third, Moncada to second
    • J. Abreu: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Abreu grounded into fielder's choice to third, Moncada out at third
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • L. Giolito Pitching:
    • J. Hicks: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Hicks struck out, reached on wild pitch
    • J. Jones: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Jones struck out on foul tip
    • G. Greiner: Greiner doubled to left center, Hicks to third
    • Chris Volstad relieved Lucas Giolito
    • J. Iglesias: Iglesias reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Hicks out at home, Greiner to third
    • R. Rodriguez: Pickoff attempt to first, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike swinging, Rodriguez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Drew VerHagen relieved Jordan Zimmermann
    • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Sanchez tripled to deep right
    • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Abreu hit sacrifice fly to right, Sanchez scored
    • M. Davidson: Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Davidson struck out looking
    • K. Smith: Foul, Smith singled to right
    • T. Anderson: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Smith to second on wild pitch, Anderson flied out to deep right
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • L. Giolito Pitching:
    • R. Rodriguez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Rodriguez grounded out to shortstop
    • L. Martin: Ball, Martin flied out to center
    • J. Candelario: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Candelario walked
    • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Castellanos homered to left, Candelario scored
    • V. Martinez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
    • M. Davidson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Davidson singled to left
    • K. Smith: Smith singled to right, Davidson to second
    • T. Anderson: Foul, Anderson doubled to deep right, Davidson scored, Smith to third
    • C. Tilson: Tilson singled to left center, Smith and Anderson scored
    • A. Engel: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Tilson stole second, Foul, Foul, Ball, Engel grounded out to second, Tilson to third
    • T. Thompson: Thompson hit sacrifice fly to left, Tilson scored
    • Y. Moncada: Ball, Foul, Moncada lined out to left
    • End of the 5th (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • L. Giolito Pitching:
    • J. Jones: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
    • G. Greiner: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Greiner struck out swinging
    • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Foul, Iglesias grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
    • Y. Moncada: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Moncada lined out to right
    • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
    • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Abreu flied out to deep center
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • L. Giolito Pitching:
    • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Iglesias lined out to center
    • R. Rodriguez: Foul, Foul, Rodriguez flied out to right
    • L. Martin: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Martin walked
    • J. Candelario: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Candelario singled to right, Martin to third
    • N. Castellanos: Ball, Castellanos homered to right center, Martin and Candelario scored
    • V. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Martinez singled to left
    • J. Hicks: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hicks flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 3rd (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
    • C. Tilson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Tilson grounded out to first
    • A. Engel: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Engel flied out to deep left
    • T. Thompson: Strike looking, Thompson flied out to deep center
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • L. Giolito Pitching:
    • V. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Martinez singled to right
    • J. Hicks: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hicks struck out swinging
    • J. Jones: Strike looking, Jones fouled out to first
    • G. Greiner: Greiner grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
    • M. Davidson: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Davidson struck out swinging
    • K. Smith: Foul, Ball, Smith grounded out to shortstop
    • T. Anderson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Anderson grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • L. Giolito Pitching:
    • L. Martin: Martin lined out to center
    • J. Candelario: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Candelario flied out to left
    • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Castellanos popped out to second
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
    • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Moncada struck out looking
    • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Sanchez grounded out to second
    • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)