López strikes out 14, White Sox beat Tigers 4-1

CHICAGO (AP) Like many young pitchers, Reynaldo Lopez sometimes struggles with confidence.

Sunday was not one of those days for the 25-year-old right-hander.

Lopez struck out a career-high 14 and allowed two hits in six innings to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 4-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers for a sweep of their abbreviated two-game series.

''He knew he was commanding his fastball and he was aggressive with all his pitches,'' catcher Welington Castillo said of Lopez. ''It didn't matter who was in the batter's box.''

Lopez (2-3) allowed one unearned run and lowered his ERA to 6.03.

Jace Fry and Kelvin Herrera each worked a hitless inning, and Alex Colome got the final three outs for his fifth save.

The White Sox struck out 20 Detroit batters - Fry, Herrera and Colome had two each - to tie the major league record for a nine-inning game.

''It tells you they had great stuff,'' Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said. ''Guys (were) in a lot of bad hitting situations, and we didn't put the ball in play. One of those tough games.''

Lopez's strikeout total was the most by a Chicago starter since Chris Sale struck out 14 against Seattle on Aug. 26, 2016.

''He's a young man who's still maturing, who's still learning and who's still learning himself,'' White Sox manager Rick Renteria said. ''I think trust continues to be an issue that all of them continue to chip away at - trusting themselves, trusting their stuff.''

Castillo went 2 for 4 with two RBIs, Leury Garcia and Yolmer Sanchez each drove in a run and Jose Abreu went 2 for 3 as Chicago won its second straight.

Grayson Greiner had a run-scoring single for Detroit, which has dropped four straight.

''His stuff was pretty electric,'' Greiner said of Lopez. ''Some days you can kind of eliminate one of his pitches, and he had everything going today. He had a fastball I think up around 98, and he was throwing his curveball and slider down and away and mixing his changeup in there.

''He had elite stuff today, and he threw the ball well.''

The White Sox had a wild 12-11 win on Friday night in the opener. Saturday night's game was postponed because of snow.

HOW THEY SCORED

Detroit's only run came in the second. With two out and none on, Ronny Rodriguez reached on an error by shortstop Tim Anderson. Rodriguez stole second and scored on Greiner's single.

Lopez walked two batters in the sixth, but then struck out Brandon Dixon to cap his strong outing.

The White Sox grabbed a 2-0 lead in the first on a two-out, ground-rule double by Castillo with the bases loaded against Matthew Boyd (2-2).

Chicago added insurance runs in the seventh and eighth. Garcia drove in a run with a safety squeeze bunt in the seventh, and Sanchez had a sacrifice fly in the eighth.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Tigers: 2B Josh Harrison was scratched with a left shoulder contusion. He was injured diving for a grounder in Friday's game.

White Sox: Rookie Eloy Jimenez was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a high right ankle sprain. The 22-year-old was injured when he crashed into the left-field wall on Friday night trying to catch a home run by Greiner in the third inning. Jimenez is likely to be sidelined for a month or longer. ''He'll be reevaluated in a couple of weeks, and then we'll see where he's at,'' Renteria said. ... The White Sox also placed right-handers Nate Jones (right elbow inflammation) and Ryan Burr (right shoulder inflammation) on the IL and recalled LHP Aaron Bummer and RHP Thyago Vieira from Triple-A Charlotte.

UP NEXT

Tigers: RHP Tyson Ross (1-3, 4.03 ERA) starts the opener of a two-game series at Philadelphia Tuesday night. RHP Vince Velasquez (1-0, 1.99) goes for the Phillies.

White Sox: LHP Manny Banuelos (1-0, 2.51 ERA) pitches the opener of a three-game home series against Baltimore Monday night. LHP John Means (3-2, 1.74) starts for the Orioles.

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  • W: R. Lopez (2-3)L: M. Boyd (2-2)S: A. Colome (5)
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G. Beckham 2B40000041.220.319.512.831-2.0
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    J. Abreu 1B31200110.273.348.495.8433.5
    J. McCann DH40000025.333.382.490.872-1.0
    Y. Moncada 3B31100110.324.378.588.9672.5
    W. Castillo C40220011.204.350.367.7174.5
    J. Rondon LF30000013.270.308.486.794-0.5
    A. Engel CF10100000.158.200.289.4891.0
    R. Cordell RF31100111.265.342.500.8422.5
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      BATTING
      • 2B - N. Castellanos (9)
      • RBI - G. Greiner (9)
      • 2-Out RBI - G. Greiner (6)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Goodrum, B. Dixon 2 (2), G. Beckham, J. Jones
      BATTING
      • 2B - W. Castillo (2)
      • SF - Y. Sanchez
      • SH - L. Garcia
      • RBI - L. Garcia (11), W. Castillo 2 (8), Y. Sanchez (3)
      • 2-Out RBI - W. Castillo 2 (4)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Garcia 2 (2), T. Anderson, J. McCann 3 (3), J. Rondon 2 (2), Y. Sanchez
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - R. Rodriguez
      • CS - R. Rodriguez
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Farmer-Beckham-Dixon)
      • E - B. Farmer
      FIELDING
      • E - T. Anderson (6)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Boyd (L, 2-2)6.05221903.131.0212.5
      B. Farmer1.02111102.701.30-0.5
      V. Alcantara1.02111003.751.33-1.0
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Boyd (L, 2-2)6.0
      B. Farmer1.0
      V. Alcantara1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      R. Lopez (W, 2-3)6.021031406.031.6930.0
      J. Fry (H, 5)1.00000206.101.354.0
      K. Herrera (H, 4)1.00000202.080.854.0
      A. Colome (S, 5)1.00001202.310.8610.0
      PITCHERSIP
      R. Lopez (W, 2-3)6.0
      J. Fry (H, 5)1.0
      K. Herrera (H, 4)1.0
      A. Colome (S, 5)1.0
      PITCHING
      • IBB - B. Farmer (2)
      • HBP - M. Boyd (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Boyd 99-68, B. Farmer 19-13, V. Alcantara 23-15
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Boyd 3-6, B. Farmer 2-0, V. Alcantara 1-2
      • Batters Faced - M. Boyd 25, B. Farmer 6, V. Alcantara 6
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - R. Lopez 105-63, J. Fry 13-8, K. Herrera 10-8, A. Colome 13-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Lopez 1-3, K. Herrera 1-0
      • Batters Faced - R. Lopez 23, J. Fry 3, K. Herrera 3, A. Colome 4
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      M. Cabrera DH30000132.283.363.364.726-0.5
      D. Peterson PR-DH00000000.227.277.318.5950.0
      N. Goodrum LF30000102.234.362.416.7771.0
      B. Dixon 1B40000043.333.368.444.813-2.0
      G. Beckham 2B40000041.220.319.512.831-2.0
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        L. Garcia CF-LF31110012.293.333.394.7273.5
        T. Anderson SS40000024.385.404.6041.009-1.0
        J. Abreu 1B31200110.273.348.495.8433.5
        J. McCann DH40000025.333.382.490.872-1.0
        Y. Moncada 3B31100110.324.378.588.9672.5
        W. Castillo C40220011.204.350.367.7174.5
        J. Rondon LF30000013.270.308.486.794-0.5
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          BATTING
          • 2B - N. Castellanos (9)
          • RBI - G. Greiner (9)
          • 2-Out RBI - G. Greiner (6)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Goodrum, B. Dixon 2 (2), G. Beckham, J. Jones
          BATTING
          • 2B - W. Castillo (2)
          • SF - Y. Sanchez
          • SH - L. Garcia
          • RBI - L. Garcia (11), W. Castillo 2 (8), Y. Sanchez (3)
          • 2-Out RBI - W. Castillo 2 (4)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Garcia 2 (2), T. Anderson, J. McCann 3 (3), J. Rondon 2 (2), Y. Sanchez
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - R. Rodriguez
          • CS - R. Rodriguez
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Farmer-Beckham-Dixon)
          • E - B. Farmer
          FIELDING
          • E - T. Anderson (6)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Boyd (L, 2-2)6.05221903.131.0212.5
          B. Farmer1.02111102.701.30-0.5
          V. Alcantara1.02111003.751.33-1.0
          Total8.09443100---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Boyd (L, 2-2)6.0
          B. Farmer1.0
          V. Alcantara1.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          R. Lopez (W, 2-3)6.021031406.031.6930.0
          J. Fry (H, 5)1.00000206.101.354.0
          K. Herrera (H, 4)1.00000202.080.854.0
          A. Colome (S, 5)1.00001202.310.8610.0
          Total9.02104200---
          PITCHERSIP
          R. Lopez (W, 2-3)6.0
          J. Fry (H, 5)1.0
          K. Herrera (H, 4)1.0
          A. Colome (S, 5)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • IBB - B. Farmer (2)
          • HBP - M. Boyd (2)
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Boyd 99-68, B. Farmer 19-13, V. Alcantara 23-15
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Boyd 3-6, B. Farmer 2-0, V. Alcantara 1-2
          • Batters Faced - M. Boyd 25, B. Farmer 6, V. Alcantara 6
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - R. Lopez 105-63, J. Fry 13-8, K. Herrera 10-8, A. Colome 13-8
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Lopez 1-3, K. Herrera 1-0
          • Batters Faced - R. Lopez 23, J. Fry 3, K. Herrera 3, A. Colome 4
          • 8TH INNING
            Sanchez hit sacrifice fly to right, Moncada scored, Engel to third14
          • 7TH INNING
            Garcia hit sacrifice bunt to second, Cordell scored, Sanchez to second on Farmer fielding error13
          • 2ND INNING
            Greiner singled to shallow right, Rodriguez scored, Greiner to second12
          • 1ST INNING
            Castillo doubled to right, Garcia and Abreu scored, Moncada to third02
          • 9TH INNING
            • Alex Colome relieved Kelvin Herrera
            • M. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cabrera walked
            • Dustin Peterson ran for Miguel Cabrera
            • Dustin Peterson at designated hitter
            • N. Goodrum: Strike looking, Ball, Goodrum flied out to center
            • B. Dixon: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Dixon struck out swinging
            • G. Beckham: Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Beckham struck out on foul tip
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Kelvin Herrera relieved Jace Fry
            • J. Jones: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
            • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Candelario struck out swinging
            • N. Castellanos: Foul, Castellanos grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Victor Alcantara relieved Buck Farmer
            • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Ball, Moncada singled to shallow left
            • W. Castillo: Strike looking, Castillo fouled out to catcher
            • A. Engel: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Foul, Engel reached on an infield single to shortstop, Moncada to second
            • R. Cordell: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Cordell walked, Moncada to third, Engel to second
            • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Sanchez hit sacrifice fly to right, Moncada scored, Engel to third
            • L. Garcia: Garcia grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Adam Engel in center field
            • Jace Fry relieved Reynaldo Lopez
            • G. Beckham: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
            • R. Rodriguez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Rodriguez lined out to center
            • G. Greiner: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Greiner struck out looking
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Buck Farmer relieved Matthew Boyd
            • R. Cordell: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Cordell singled to right center
            • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Sanchez singled to shallow right, Cordell to third
            • L. Garcia: Garcia hit sacrifice bunt to second, Cordell scored, Sanchez to second on Farmer fielding error
            • T. Anderson: Anderson grounded into double play pitcher to second to first, Sanchez to third, Garcia out at second
            • J. Abreu: Abreu intentionally walked
            • J. McCann: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
            • End of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 6TH INNING
            • R. Lopez Pitching:
            • J. Candelario: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Candelario walked
            • N. Castellanos: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Castellanos struck out looking
            • M. Cabrera: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul tip, Cabrera struck out on foul tip
            • N. Goodrum: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Goodrum walked, Candelario to second
            • B. Dixon: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Dixon struck out on foul tip
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Boyd Pitching:
            • Y. Moncada: Foul, Moncada grounded out to third
            • W. Castillo: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Castillo struck out swinging
            • J. Rondon: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Rondon lined out to right
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • R. Lopez Pitching:
            • R. Rodriguez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Rodriguez walked
            • G. Greiner: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Greiner struck out looking
            • J. Jones: Strike looking, Rodriguez caught stealing second, catcher to second, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Jones struck out on foul tip
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Boyd Pitching:
            • L. Garcia: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
            • T. Anderson: Anderson lined out to center
            • J. Abreu: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Abreu singled to shallow left
            • J. McCann: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, McCann popped out to second
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • R. Lopez Pitching:
            • N. Goodrum: Ball, Goodrum flied out to deep right
            • B. Dixon: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Dixon struck out swinging
            • G. Beckham: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Boyd Pitching:
            • W. Castillo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Castillo singled to shallow center
            • J. Rondon: Rondon flied out to shallow center
            • R. Cordell: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Cordell struck out swinging
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Sanchez reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Castillo out at second
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • R. Lopez Pitching:
            • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Candelario flied out to left
            • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Castellanos struck out on foul tip
            • M. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Cabrera struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Boyd Pitching:
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
            • J. McCann: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, McCann lined out to shortstop
            • Y. Moncada: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Moncada struck out swinging
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • R. Lopez Pitching:
            • B. Dixon: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Dixon struck out swinging
            • G. Beckham: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
            • R. Rodriguez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Rodriguez safe at first on shortstop Anderson fielding error
            • G. Greiner: Ball, Strike looking, Rodriguez stole second, Ball, Ball, Greiner singled to shallow right, Rodriguez scored, Greiner to second
            • J. Jones: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
            • M. Boyd Pitching:
            • R. Cordell: Ball, Cordell flied out to right
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Sanchez grounded out to first
            • L. Garcia: Ball, Strike looking, Garcia singled to shallow left
            • T. Anderson: Ball, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • R. Lopez Pitching:
            • J. Candelario: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Candelario struck out swinging
            • N. Castellanos: Strike swinging, Ball, Castellanos doubled to shallow center
            • M. Cabrera: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Cabrera struck out swinging
            • N. Goodrum: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Goodrum popped out to first
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • M. Boyd Pitching:
            • L. Garcia: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Garcia hit by pitch
            • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Abreu singled to shallow right, Garcia to third
            • J. McCann: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
            • Y. Moncada: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Moncada walked, Abreu to second
            • W. Castillo: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Castillo doubled to right, Garcia and Abreu scored, Moncada to third
            • J. Rondon: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Rondon struck out swinging
            • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)