Tigers beat White Sox 3-1 for 5th straight win

CHICAGO (AP) Blaine Hardy was supposed to be a short-term starter while injured Tigers pitchers recovered.

A string of solid outings by the veteran left-hander, though, has Detroit management reconsidering that plan.

Nicholas Castellanos homered and Hardy pitched one-run ball into the sixth, leading the Tigers over the Chicago White Sox 3-1 on Sunday for their fifth straight win.

Hardy (3-1) allowed one run on six hits in 5 1/3 innings. He has given up two runs or less in six of his seven starts - the first starts of his five-year career.

Manager Ron Gardenhire said he's considering a six-man rotation when Francisco Liriano returns from the disabled list - a week after dismissing that as an option.

''We got some guys in there who might need extra days that could probably use it,'' Gardenhire said. ''We started thinking we could probably do this with some of these guys, give them a breather going into All-Star break.''

Hardy said he won't be sweating out a decision.

''I've really gone start to start from the get-go,'' he said. ''Even if they tell me I'm in the rotation for the rest of the year, I'm probably going to do the same thing. You never know what's going to happen.''

Jose Iglesias added an RBI single as Detroit improved to 8-1 against the White Sox this season, including 6-0 at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Castellanos homered twice on Saturday and connected again in his first at-bat Sunday. Before Saturday, he was mired in a 1-for-21 slump over the previous five games.

Matt Davidson hit his 12th homer and Kevan Smith had two hits for Chicago, which has dropped four straight.

James Shields (2-8) allowed three runs on six hits in six-plus innings. Shields walked Jeimer Candelario with one out in the first and Castellanos followed with a homer.

''I got behind in the count to Castellanos,'' Shields said. ''I thought he just popped it up, but it ended up going over the fence. They're hot right now.''

After Davidson's solo homer in the second - his first since May 13 - Iglesias drove in Niko Goodrum in the fourth to make it 3-1.

THE HEAT IS ON

The temperature at the start was 92 degrees and it rose a couple of degrees from there.

''The only place I've probably seen hotter weather is Texas,'' Hardy said. ''It's one of those things where you go out there and try to go as long as you can.''

CLOSING TIME

With closer Shane Greene unavailable after pitching four straight days, Joe Jimenez struck out the side in the ninth for his second save.

''He's been throwing really well as a setup guy whenever we put him in,'' Gardenhire said. ''You can see the velocity. He's a power guy and he's confident now. He's gotten over that I-don't-want-to-make-a-mistake thing and he just attacks.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Tigers: LHP Daniel Stumpf (ulnar nerve irritation) is expected to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo on Tuesday.

White Sox: RHP Miguel Gonzalez (rotator cuff inflammation) reported no problems following a 25-pitch session on Saturday. The plan is for him to throw another session - 25 pitches or more - during the three-game series at Cleveland.

UP NEXT

Tigers: LHP Matthew Boyd (4-4, 3.23 ERA) starts the opener of a two-game series at Cincinnati on Tuesday night. RHP Sal Romano (3-7, 5.67) pitches for the Reds.

White Sox: RHP Dylan Covey (3-1, 2.29 ERA) takes the mound in the opener of a three-game series at Cleveland on Monday night. Covey is 2-0 with a 1.00 ERA in his last three starts. RHP Trevor Bauer (5-5, 2.69) goes for the Indians.

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DET36-37
200100000360
CHW24-46
010000000190
  • W: B. Hardy (3-1)L: J. Shields (2-8)S: J. Jimenez (2)
  • HR: DET - N. Castellanos (9), CHW - M. Davidson (12)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Martin CF40100022.256.324.453.7771.0
J. Candelario 3B11000302.250.352.474.8264.0
N. Castellanos RF31121112.310.353.502.8557.5
V. Martinez DH40000003.247.304.344.6480.0
J. Hicks 1B40000021.288.333.453.786-1.0
N. Goodrum 2B41100010.240.322.455.7762.5
J. McCann C40000011.244.298.350.648-0.5
J. Iglesias SS40110000.261.309.390.6992.0
J. Jones LF30200100.228.274.388.6622.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    T. Anderson SS40200010.237.306.423.7290.5
    Y. Sanchez 3B40100002.264.313.417.7302.0
    K. Smith C40200000.441.441.471.9122.0
    M. Davidson 1B41111013.235.355.481.8355.5
    D. Palka DH40200000.253.292.473.7652.0
    A. Engel CF40000013.213.271.301.572-0.5
    Y. Moncada 2B40100020.221.295.398.6930.0
    T. Thompson RF40000021.118.163.213.376-1.0
    C. Tilson LF30000010.269.306.313.6190.5
      BATTING
      • 2B - L. Martin (13), N. Goodrum (13)
      • HR - N. Castellanos (9)
      • RBI - N. Castellanos 2 (41), J. Iglesias (27)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Iglesias (10)
      BATTING
      • 2B - Y. Sanchez (11)
      • HR - M. Davidson (12)
      • RBI - M. Davidson (31)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - J. Jones (3)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - T. Anderson (2)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Shields-Sanchez-Smith-Moncada)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      B. Hardy (W, 3-1)5.16110313.321.1116.5
      L. Coleman (H, 4)1.11000202.371.003.0
      A. Wilson (H, 7)1.12000003.651.091.0
      J. Jimenez (S, 2)1.00000302.040.9911.5
      PITCHERSIP
      B. Hardy (W, 3-1)5.1
      L. Coleman (H, 4)1.1
      A. Wilson (H, 7)1.1
      J. Jimenez (S, 2)1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Shields (L, 2-8)6.06334514.631.265.5
      L. Avilan0.20001103.101.48-0.5
      C. Volstad1.10000103.961.323.5
      H. Santiago1.00000004.611.553.0
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Shields (L, 2-8)6.0
      L. Avilan0.2
      C. Volstad1.1
      H. Santiago1.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - L. Coleman (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - B. Hardy 77-52, L. Coleman 27-17, A. Wilson 20-14, J. Jimenez 14-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Hardy 4-8, L. Coleman 1-1, A. Wilson 3-1
      • Batters Faced - B. Hardy 21, L. Coleman 6, A. Wilson 6, J. Jimenez 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Shields 103-61, L. Avilan 10-5, C. Volstad 15-9, H. Santiago 21-15
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Shields 7-5, C. Volstad 3-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Shields 27, L. Avilan 2, C. Volstad 4, H. Santiago 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      DET36-37
      200100000360
      CHW24-46
      010000000190
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      L. Martin CF40100022.256.324.453.7771.0
      J. Candelario 3B11000302.250.352.474.8264.0
      N. Castellanos RF31121112.310.353.502.8557.5
      V. Martinez DH40000003.247.304.344.6480.0
      J. Hicks 1B40000021.288.333.453.786-1.0
      N. Goodrum 2B41100010.240.322.455.7762.5
      J. McCann C40000011.244.298.350.648-0.5
      J. Iglesias SS40110000.261.309.390.6992.0
      J. Jones LF30200100.228.274.388.6622.0
      Total3136315711-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        T. Anderson SS40200010.237.306.423.7290.5
        Y. Sanchez 3B40100002.264.313.417.7302.0
        K. Smith C40200000.441.441.471.9122.0
        M. Davidson 1B41111013.235.355.481.8355.5
        D. Palka DH40200000.253.292.473.7652.0
        A. Engel CF40000013.213.271.301.572-0.5
        Y. Moncada 2B40100020.221.295.398.6930.0
        T. Thompson RF40000021.118.163.213.376-1.0
        C. Tilson LF30000010.269.306.313.6190.5
        Total351911089-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - L. Martin (13), N. Goodrum (13)
          • HR - N. Castellanos (9)
          • RBI - N. Castellanos 2 (41), J. Iglesias (27)
          • 2-Out RBI - J. Iglesias (10)
          BATTING
          • 2B - Y. Sanchez (11)
          • HR - M. Davidson (12)
          • RBI - M. Davidson (31)
          BASERUNNING
          • CS - J. Jones (3)
          BASERUNNING
          • CS - T. Anderson (2)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Shields-Sanchez-Smith-Moncada)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          B. Hardy (W, 3-1)5.16110313.321.1116.5
          L. Coleman (H, 4)1.11000202.371.003.0
          A. Wilson (H, 7)1.12000003.651.091.0
          J. Jimenez (S, 2)1.00000302.040.9911.5
          Total9.0911081---
          PITCHERSIP
          B. Hardy (W, 3-1)5.1
          L. Coleman (H, 4)1.1
          A. Wilson (H, 7)1.1
          J. Jimenez (S, 2)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          J. Shields (L, 2-8)6.06334514.631.265.5
          L. Avilan0.20001103.101.48-0.5
          C. Volstad1.10000103.961.323.5
          H. Santiago1.00000004.611.553.0
          Total9.0633571---
          PITCHERSIP
          J. Shields (L, 2-8)6.0
          L. Avilan0.2
          C. Volstad1.1
          H. Santiago1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • HBP - L. Coleman (3)
          • Pitches-Strikes - B. Hardy 77-52, L. Coleman 27-17, A. Wilson 20-14, J. Jimenez 14-11
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Hardy 4-8, L. Coleman 1-1, A. Wilson 3-1
          • Batters Faced - B. Hardy 21, L. Coleman 6, A. Wilson 6, J. Jimenez 3
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - J. Shields 103-61, L. Avilan 10-5, C. Volstad 15-9, H. Santiago 21-15
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Shields 7-5, C. Volstad 3-0
          • Batters Faced - J. Shields 27, L. Avilan 2, C. Volstad 4, H. Santiago 3
          • 4TH INNING
            Iglesias singled to left, Goodrum scored31
          • 2ND INNING
            Davidson homered to left21
          • 1ST INNING
            Castellanos homered to left, Candelario scored20
          • 9TH INNING
            • Hector Santiago relieved Chris Volstad
            • J. McCann: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, McCann popped out to second
            • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Iglesias lined out to second
            • J. Jones: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Jones flied out to deep center
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Joe Jimenez relieved Alex Wilson
            • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Moncada struck out swinging
            • T. Thompson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Thompson struck out swinging
            • C. Tilson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Tilson struck out looking
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • C. Volstad Pitching:
            • V. Martinez: Martinez grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Hicks: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Hicks struck out swinging
            • N. Goodrum: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Goodrum grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • A. Wilson Pitching:
            • K. Smith: Foul, Ball, Foul, Smith grounded out to pitcher
            • M. Davidson: Strike swinging, Davidson grounded out to third
            • D. Palka: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Palka singled to left center
            • A. Engel: Strike looking, Ball, Engel popped out to second
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • J. Shields Pitching:
            • J. Jones: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Jones singled to right
            • Luis Avilan relieved James Shields
            • L. Martin: Foul, Jones picked off at second, first to pitcher to shortstop, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
            • J. Candelario: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Candelario walked
            • Chris Volstad relieved Luis Avilan
            • N. Castellanos: Foul, Ball, Ball, Castellanos grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • L. Coleman Pitching:
            • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Moncada struck out swinging
            • T. Thompson: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Thompson grounded out to third
            • C. Tilson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Tilson hit by pitch
            • Alex Wilson relieved Louis Coleman
            • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Anderson singled to center, Tilson to second
            • Y. Sanchez: Sanchez grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • J. Shields Pitching:
            • N. Goodrum: Strike looking, Goodrum flied out to center
            • J. McCann: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
            • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Iglesias lined out to center
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • B. Hardy Pitching:
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Sanchez grounded out to third
            • K. Smith: Smith reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • Louis Coleman relieved Blaine Hardy
            • M. Davidson: Ball, Davidson flied out to deep right
            • D. Palka: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Palka reached on an infield single to third, Smith to second
            • A. Engel: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Engel struck out swinging
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • J. Shields Pitching:
            • J. Candelario: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Candelario walked
            • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Castellanos struck out swinging
            • V. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Martinez lined out to center
            • J. Hicks: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Hicks grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • B. Hardy Pitching:
            • T. Thompson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Thompson flied out to center
            • C. Tilson: Strike looking, Foul, Tilson lined out to left
            • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Anderson flied out to deep center
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • J. Shields Pitching:
            • J. Hicks: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hicks struck out swinging
            • N. Goodrum: Strike looking, Goodrum doubled to shallow left
            • J. McCann: Strike looking, Foul, McCann grounded out to catcher, Goodrum to third
            • J. Iglesias: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball, Iglesias singled to left, Goodrum scored
            • J. Jones: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Jones walked, Iglesias to second
            • L. Martin: Strike looking, Martin grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • B. Hardy Pitching:
            • D. Palka: Ball, Palka flied out to deep center
            • A. Engel: Engel flied out to center
            • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Moncada popped out to second
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • J. Shields Pitching:
            • J. Jones: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Jones singled to right
            • L. Martin: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Martin doubled to deep right, Jones to third
            • J. Candelario: Ball, Pickoff attempt to third, Candelario hit into double play pitcher to third to catcher to second, Jones out at home, Martin to third
            • N. Castellanos: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Castellanos walked
            • V. Martinez: Ball, Martinez grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • B. Hardy Pitching:
            • C. Tilson: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Tilson flied out to center
            • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
            • Y. Sanchez: Sanchez doubled to deep center
            • K. Smith: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Smith reached on an infield single to pitcher, Sanchez to third
            • M. Davidson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Davidson struck out swinging
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • J. Shields Pitching:
            • N. Goodrum: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Goodrum struck out on foul tip
            • J. McCann: Ball, Strike looking, McCann lined out to center
            • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Iglesias grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • B. Hardy Pitching:
            • M. Davidson: Foul, Davidson homered to left
            • D. Palka: Strike looking, Strike looking, Palka grounded out to second
            • A. Engel: Strike looking, Ball, Engel grounded out to third
            • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Moncada singled to center
            • T. Thompson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Thompson struck out swinging
            • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • J. Shields Pitching:
            • L. Martin: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
            • J. Candelario: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Candelario walked
            • N. Castellanos: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Castellanos homered to left, Candelario scored
            • V. Martinez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Martinez grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Hicks: Foul, Foul, Hicks flied out to right
            • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • B. Hardy Pitching:
            • T. Anderson: Ball, Anderson singled to left
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Anderson caught stealing, catcher to second, Ball, Ball, Ball, Sanchez grounded out to third
            • K. Smith: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Smith popped out to second
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)