Boyd sharp as Tigers rout White Sox 7-2

DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Tigers held a players' meeting recently to talk about the importance of competing down the stretch.

''From the beginning of the season, people have been counting us out. We've played pretty well this year, given the circumstances,'' outfielder Mikie Mahtook said. ''At the beginning of the season, if you said Miguel Cabrera would be out ... season-ending injury, I don't think people would think that we'd have this season. I think people all expected us to lose a hundred games.''

Mahtook hit one of three Detroit home runs in the sixth inning, and the Tigers beat the Chicago White Sox 7-2 on Thursday. Even after the victory, Detroit is 22 games under .500, but after finishing tied for the worst record in baseball last season, the Tigers have avoided a total collapse in 2018.

Matthew Boyd pitched six scoreless innings for Detroit, and Nicholas Castellanos, Mahtook and Ronny Rodriguez hit solo shots off James Shields (5-15) in the sixth.

''You could see after we hit the first one, he got a little hot. He was a little mad,'' Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said. ''He tried to throw it through a brick wall, and we got him a couple more times. That doesn't happen very often.''

It was the first career home run for Rodriguez, who also hit an RBI double two innings earlier.

Boyd (8-11) allowed six hits, walked one and struck out six.

Jose Rondon hit a two-run homer in the eighth for the White Sox, who fell to 3-10 this season against Detroit.

Chicago manager Rick Renteria missed his fourth straight game since experiencing lightheadedness Monday in Minnesota. The White Sox said he was back in Chicago and would have further testing.

Shields allowed seven runs and 10 hits in 6 2/3 innings. He is now 1-8 with 6.12 ERA on the road this year.

Rodriguez opened the scoring with a run-scoring double in the fourth, and Grayson Greiner followed with a sacrifice fly to make it 2-0.

In the sixth, Detroit hit three home runs in a span of four batters, with Mahtook and Rodriguez connecting for back-to-back drives that gave the Tigers a 5-0 advantage.

''I thought I was good early, but then I started losing the ball up,'' Shields said. ''I was able to limit the damage for a while, but I got behind Castellanos, and I had to come in on him and he crushed it. Mahtook was a fastball up, but not far enough up, and the next one was just a hanging curve right down the middle.''

Jim Adduci added a two-run double in the seventh.

BIG PLAY

Detroit center fielder Mike Gerber struck out three times and is now hitless in his last 30 at-bats, but he made the game's biggest defensive play in the fifth. Down 2-0, the White Sox had men on first and second with two outs when Ryan LaMarre singled to center.

It looked like Yolmer Sanchez would score easily from second, but Tim Anderson tried to go from first to third and was thrown out by Gerber - before Sanchez made it to the plate.

''Yolmer looked back, saw they were throwing to third and slowed down a little,'' said White Sox bench coach Joe McEwing, who was managing in Renteria's absence. ''T.A. has to realize that the only play is at third, and with two out, he's already in scoring position at second.''

FIRST OUTING

Chicago reliever Ryan Burr made his major league debut and struck out two in 1 1/3 innings.

''It was everything I could have wanted it to be, and I've been imagining it for a long time,'' Burr said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

White Sox: Chicago put C Welington Castillo on the 10-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. Castillo was suspended for 80 games on May 24 under the major league drug-testing program. He was eligible to return during this series and has been on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte.

UP NEXT

Detroit's Michael Fulmer (3-9) returns from a left oblique strain Friday night for his first appearance since July 14. The White Sox send Reynaldo Lopez (4-9) to the mound.

To make room for Fulmer on the active roster, the Tigers optioned RHP Zac Reininger to Triple-A Toledo after Thursday's game.

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  • W: M. Boyd (8-11)L: J. Shields (5-15)
  • HR: CHW - J. Rondon (4), DET - N. Castellanos (19), M. Mahtook (3), R. Rodriguez (1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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T. Anderson SS50100004.245.291.415.7061.0
R. LaMarre LF30200101.272.324.344.6685.0
A. Garcia RF40000012.231.262.443.705-0.5
M. Davidson 1B31100111.231.330.456.7863.5
J. Rondon DH41121011.245.286.528.8146.5
Y. Moncada 2B30000111.217.300.390.6910.5
O. Narvaez C30000131.276.372.429.800-0.5
Y. Sanchez 3B30100122.248.312.386.6990.0
A. Engel CF40200002.233.276.344.6204.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Candelario 3B31100110.230.319.409.7292.5
    J. Iglesias SS41100011.267.310.389.7002.5
    N. Castellanos DH41211002.293.347.497.8437.0
    J. Adduci 1B41220000.290.320.430.7506.0
    M. Mahtook LF32211011.195.273.308.5828.5
    R. Rodriguez 2B41221001.211.250.275.5259.0
    G. Greiner C30010001.233.304.300.6041.0
    M. Gerber CF40000031.095.170.119.289-1.5
    V. Reyes RF30000010.225.244.263.506-0.5
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Davidson (18), A. Engel 2 (16)
      • HR - J. Rondon (4)
      • RBI - J. Rondon 2 (8)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Rondon 2 (6)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Anderson 3 (3), R. LaMarre 3 (3), M. Davidson, Y. Moncada
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Iglesias (30), J. Adduci (5), R. Rodriguez (4)
      • HR - N. Castellanos (19), M. Mahtook (3), R. Rodriguez
      • SF - G. Greiner (2)
      • RBI - N. Castellanos (71), J. Adduci 2 (12), M. Mahtook (13), R. Rodriguez 2 (10), G. Greiner (7)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Adduci 2 (5)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Iglesias, M. Mahtook, G. Greiner, M. Gerber
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - R. LaMarre (2)
      • CS - Y. Sanchez (5)
      BASERUNNING
      • Picked Off - N. Castellanos (2)
      FIELDING
      • E - R. LaMarre (2)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - M. Gerber
      • DP - (Candelario-Rodriguez-Adduci)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Shields (L, 5-15)6.210771534.591.29-2.5
      R. Burr1.10000200.000.004.0
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Shields (L, 5-15)6.2
      R. Burr1.1
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Boyd (W, 8-11)6.06001604.091.1124.0
      D. VerHagen1.01001205.441.162.0
      L. Coleman1.01222013.831.33-2.0
      Z. Reininger1.00001107.501.752.5
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Boyd (W, 8-11)6.0
      D. VerHagen1.0
      L. Coleman1.0
      Z. Reininger1.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - J. Shields (6)
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Shields 110-71, R. Burr 20-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Shields 4-10, R. Burr 1-1
      • Batters Faced - J. Shields 31, R. Burr 4
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Boyd 103-65, D. VerHagen 19-11, L. Coleman 23-10, Z. Reininger 18-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Boyd 2-8, L. Coleman 1-1
      • Batters Faced - M. Boyd 23, D. VerHagen 5, L. Coleman 5, Z. Reininger 4
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      T. Anderson SS50100004.245.291.415.7061.0
      R. LaMarre LF30200101.272.324.344.6685.0
      A. Garcia RF40000012.231.262.443.705-0.5
      M. Davidson 1B31100111.231.330.456.7863.5
      J. Rondon DH41121011.245.286.528.8146.5
      Y. Moncada 2B30000111.217.300.390.6910.5
      O. Narvaez C30000131.276.372.429.800-0.5
      Y. Sanchez 3B30100122.248.312.386.6990.0
      A. Engel CF40200002.233.276.344.6204.0
      Total3228215915-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        J. Candelario 3B31100110.230.319.409.7292.5
        J. Iglesias SS41100011.267.310.389.7002.5
        N. Castellanos DH41211002.293.347.497.8437.0
        J. Adduci 1B41220000.290.320.430.7506.0
        M. Mahtook LF32211011.195.273.308.5828.5
        R. Rodriguez 2B41221001.211.250.275.5259.0
        G. Greiner C30010001.233.304.300.6041.0
        M. Gerber CF40000031.095.170.119.289-1.5
        V. Reyes RF30000010.225.244.263.506-0.5
        Total3271073177-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - M. Davidson (18), A. Engel 2 (16)
          • HR - J. Rondon (4)
          • RBI - J. Rondon 2 (8)
          • 2-Out RBI - J. Rondon 2 (6)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Anderson 3 (3), R. LaMarre 3 (3), M. Davidson, Y. Moncada
          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Iglesias (30), J. Adduci (5), R. Rodriguez (4)
          • HR - N. Castellanos (19), M. Mahtook (3), R. Rodriguez
          • SF - G. Greiner (2)
          • RBI - N. Castellanos (71), J. Adduci 2 (12), M. Mahtook (13), R. Rodriguez 2 (10), G. Greiner (7)
          • 2-Out RBI - J. Adduci 2 (5)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Iglesias, M. Mahtook, G. Greiner, M. Gerber
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - R. LaMarre (2)
          • CS - Y. Sanchez (5)
          BASERUNNING
          • Picked Off - N. Castellanos (2)
          FIELDING
          • E - R. LaMarre (2)
          FIELDING
          • Outfield Assist - M. Gerber
          • DP - (Candelario-Rodriguez-Adduci)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          J. Shields (L, 5-15)6.210771534.591.29-2.5
          R. Burr1.10000200.000.004.0
          Total8.01077173---
          PITCHERSIP
          J. Shields (L, 5-15)6.2
          R. Burr1.1
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Boyd (W, 8-11)6.06001604.091.1124.0
          D. VerHagen1.01001205.441.162.0
          L. Coleman1.01222013.831.33-2.0
          Z. Reininger1.00001107.501.752.5
          Total9.0822591---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Boyd (W, 8-11)6.0
          D. VerHagen1.0
          L. Coleman1.0
          Z. Reininger1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • HBP - J. Shields (6)
          • Pitches-Strikes - J. Shields 110-71, R. Burr 20-12
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Shields 4-10, R. Burr 1-1
          • Batters Faced - J. Shields 31, R. Burr 4
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Boyd 103-65, D. VerHagen 19-11, L. Coleman 23-10, Z. Reininger 18-12
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Boyd 2-8, L. Coleman 1-1
          • Batters Faced - M. Boyd 23, D. VerHagen 5, L. Coleman 5, Z. Reininger 4
          • 8TH INNING
            Rondon homered to left center, Davidson scored27
          • 7TH INNING
            Adduci doubled to deep right, Candelario and Iglesias scored07
          • 6TH INNING
            Rodriguez homered to left05
            Mahtook homered to left center04
            Castellanos homered to left03
          • 4TH INNING
            Greiner hit sacrifice fly to center, Mahtook scored, Rodriguez to third02
            Rodriguez doubled to left center, Adduci scored, Mahtook to third01
          • 9TH INNING
            • Zac Reininger relieved Louis Coleman
            • O. Narvaez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Narvaez walked
            • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Sanchez struck out looking
            • A. Engel: Strike looking, Engel flied out to deep center
            • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Anderson popped out to first
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Louis Coleman relieved Drew VerHagen
            • R. LaMarre: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, LaMarre walked
            • A. Garcia: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Garcia grounded into double play third to second to first, LaMarre out at second
            • M. Davidson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Davidson walked
            • J. Rondon: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Rondon homered to left center, Davidson scored
            • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Ball, Moncada flied out to deep left
            • Middle of the 8th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • R. Burr Pitching:
            • R. Rodriguez: Ball, Ball, Rodriguez grounded out to shortstop
            • G. Greiner: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Greiner flied out to deep right
            • M. Gerber: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Gerber struck out swinging
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Drew VerHagen relieved Matthew Boyd
            • Y. Moncada: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Moncada walked
            • O. Narvaez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Narvaez struck out swinging
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
            • A. Engel: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Engel doubled to left center, Moncada to third
            • T. Anderson: Anderson lined out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Shields Pitching:
            • V. Reyes: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Reyes struck out looking
            • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Ball, Candelario singled to right
            • J. Iglesias: Ball, Ball, Foul, Iglesias doubled to deep left, Candelario to third
            • N. Castellanos: Ball, Castellanos fouled out to first
            • J. Adduci: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Adduci doubled to deep right, Candelario and Iglesias scored
            • Ryan Burr relieved James Shields
            • M. Mahtook: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Mahtook struck out swinging
            • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • M. Boyd Pitching:
            • A. Garcia: Foul, Garcia flied out to deep left
            • M. Davidson: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Davidson struck out swinging
            • J. Rondon: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Rondon popped out to first
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Shields Pitching:
            • N. Castellanos: Ball, Ball, Castellanos homered to left
            • J. Adduci: Strike looking, Adduci lined out to second
            • M. Mahtook: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Mahtook homered to left center
            • R. Rodriguez: Ball, Rodriguez homered to left
            • G. Greiner: Strike looking, Foul, Greiner lined out to center
            • M. Gerber: Ball, Gerber popped out to shortstop
            • End of the 6th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • M. Boyd Pitching:
            • O. Narvaez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul tip, Narvaez struck out on foul tip
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Sanchez walked
            • A. Engel: Engel popped out to shortstop
            • T. Anderson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Anderson singled to left, Sanchez to second
            • R. LaMarre: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, LaMarre singled to center, Anderson out at third
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Shields Pitching:
            • V. Reyes: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Reyes grounded out to second
            • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Candelario struck out looking
            • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Iglesias struck out swinging
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • M. Boyd Pitching:
            • A. Garcia: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
            • M. Davidson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Davidson doubled to deep left
            • J. Rondon: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Rondon struck out swinging
            • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Ball, Moncada grounded out to pitcher
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Shields Pitching:
            • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Castellanos singled to left
            • J. Adduci: Adduci singled to shallow left, Castellanos to third, Adduci to second on left fielder LaMarre fielding error
            • M. Mahtook: Ball, Castellanos picked off at third, pitcher to third, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Mahtook hit by pitch
            • R. Rodriguez: Ball, Strike swinging, Rodriguez doubled to left center, Adduci scored, Mahtook to third
            • G. Greiner: Ball, Ball, Greiner hit sacrifice fly to center, Mahtook scored, Rodriguez to third
            • M. Gerber: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Gerber struck out on foul tip
            • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 3RD INNING
            • M. Boyd Pitching:
            • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Sanchez singled to left center
            • A. Engel: Foul, Sanchez picked off at second, pitcher to first to shortstop to pitcher, Ball, Engel doubled to deep right
            • T. Anderson: Ball, Anderson grounded out to shortstop
            • R. LaMarre: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, LaMarre flied out to center
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Shields Pitching:
            • M. Gerber: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Gerber struck out looking
            • V. Reyes: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Reyes fouled out to third
            • J. Candelario: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Candelario walked
            • J. Iglesias: Foul, Ball, Iglesias fouled out to catcher
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • M. Boyd Pitching:
            • J. Rondon: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Rondon flied out to shallow right
            • Y. Moncada: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Moncada struck out swinging
            • O. Narvaez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Narvaez struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Shields Pitching:
            • J. Adduci: Strike looking, Adduci grounded out to second
            • M. Mahtook: Mahtook singled to shallow right
            • R. Rodriguez: Strike looking, Foul, Rodriguez reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Mahtook out at second
            • G. Greiner: Greiner flied out to deep center
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • M. Boyd Pitching:
            • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Anderson popped out to first
            • R. LaMarre: Strike looking, Strike swinging, LaMarre singled to left
            • A. Garcia: Foul, Ball, Ball, LaMarre stole second, Ball, Foul, Foul, Garcia flied out to left
            • M. Davidson: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Davidson flied out to deep center
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Shields Pitching:
            • J. Candelario: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Candelario flied out to center
            • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Iglesias grounded out to shortstop
            • N. Castellanos: Castellanos flied out to shallow right
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)