Cease goes 5 innings in debut, White Sox beat Tigers 7-5

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago White Sox have been anticipating big things from Dylan Cease ever since they got him from the crosstown Cubs two years ago.

Consider Wednesday's performance a promising start.

Cease threw five innings in a winning major league debut, and the White Sox beat the struggling Detroit Tigers 7-5 in the first game of a day-night doubleheader.

Cease's arrival from the minors only adds to the buzz surrounding a promising young team. Acquired along with outfielder Eloy Jimenez as part of the trade in July 2017 that sent Jose Quintana to the Cubs, he is off to a solid start.

The 23-year-old right-hander gave up three runs and four hits. He struck out six and walked four - three during a two-run first in which he also hit a batter - on a charged afternoon.

Fans along the left-field line cheered as Cease walked out to the bullpen to warm up. They let out a loud roar during introductions and let him hear it throughout the game.

Cease also had 15 to 20 family members on hand, and he got Gatorade dumped on him by Jimenez afterward.

''It really is hard to put into words, the atmosphere,'' Cease said. ''It's definitely the most fun I've had on a baseball field.''

Cease struggled to control his fastball. But a sharp curve and slider kept the Tigers off balance.

''He definitely was able to get in a groove after that first inning,'' catcher James McCann said. ''I told him after the first, `Your stuff is plenty good. ... The only way they beat you is if you beat yourself.'''

Detroit's Christin Stewart said, ''I don't think he got comfortable. Once you get punched in the mouth, you try to fight back. I'm sure that's what he was trying to do.''

Yolmer Sanchez had two hits, drove in two runs and scored two as the White Sox won for the fourth time in five games. Sanchez hit an RBI double and came around in a two-run fourth against Daniel Norris that put Chicago on top 4-2, and added an RBI single in a two-run sixth.

Surging slugger Jose Abreu went 2 for 4 with a double and a run. He is 10 for 19 over his past five games.

McCann added an RBI double and run-scoring single, and Ryan Cordell drove in two.

Kelvin Herrera gave up an RBI double to Gordon Beckham with two outs in the ninth. Alex Colome then gave up a run-scoring double to Stewart before retiring Nicholas Castellanos for his 19th save in 20 chances.

Jeimer Candelario homered after getting hit in the wrist area earlier in the game for Detroit, which has lost 10 of 11.

Norris (2-8) is 0-7 in his past 10 starts after getting tagged for six runs and eight hits in five-plus innings.

TRANSACTIONS

The White Sox requested waivers on first baseman/designated hitter Yonder Alonso after designating him for assignment last week.

The Tigers designated left-hander Jose Fernandez for assignment.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Tigers: CF JaCoby Jones left in the fifth inning because of back spasms and had an MRI. ... SS Jordy Mercer started and batted ninth. He had been sidelined since May 7 with a strained right quad.

UP NEXT

Tigers: LHP Tyler Alexander - a Chicago native - makes his major league debut in the nightcap. A second-round pick by Detroit out of TCU in 2015, he is 2-9 with a 6.23 ERA in 14 starts and 15 appearances for Triple-A Toledo.

White Sox: LHP Ross Detwiler looks to build on his first win since 2016 as a member of the Oakland Athletics, after throwing five effective innings against Minnesota on Friday. He pitched in one game with Seattle last year and began this season with the York (Pa.) Revolution of the independent Atlantic League.

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DET27-54
200010002560
CHW41-42
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  • W: D. Cease (1-0)L: D. Norris (2-8)S: A. Colome (19)
  • HR: DET - J. Candelario (3)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Jones CF30000021.244.313.444.758-1.0
G. Beckham 2B21110000.220.303.409.7124.0
C. Stewart LF50110021.225.310.385.6952.0
N. Castellanos DH41100111.276.340.458.7982.5
B. Dixon 1B31000111.243.273.474.7471.5
J. Candelario 3B31111011.209.300.316.6166.5
H. Castro RF40220020.282.303.365.6683.0
N. Goodrum 2B-CF21000202.232.314.384.6973.0
J. Hicks C40000014.182.216.305.521-0.5
J. Mercer SS30000111.197.274.303.5770.5
D. Norris P0000-000.167.167.167.000-
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    L. Garcia SS50110002.288.325.393.7183.0
    Y. Moncada 3B41100010.303.356.524.8803.5
    J. Abreu 1B41200011.271.311.511.8223.5
    J. McCann C30220110.324.382.521.9035.5
    J. Jay RF31100113.348.407.435.8422.5
    E. Jimenez LF22100101.249.309.479.7885.0
    J. Rondon DH20000002.185.260.261.5200.0
    a- D. Palka PH-DH20000002.024.163.024.1870.0
    Y. Sanchez 2B42220001.254.324.320.6447.0
    R. Cordell CF20220000.235.295.346.6415.0
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    • a-grounded out for Rondon in the 6th
    BATTING
    • 2B - G. Beckham (11), C. Stewart (15)
    • HR - J. Candelario (3)
    • RBI - G. Beckham (7), C. Stewart (28), J. Candelario (10), H. Castro 2 (7)
    • 2-Out RBI - G. Beckham (2), C. Stewart (8), J. Candelario (3), H. Castro 2 (4)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Stewart, N. Castellanos, N. Goodrum 2 (2), J. Hicks 3 (3)
    BATTING
    • 2B - L. Garcia (16), J. Abreu (21), J. McCann (15), Y. Sanchez (8), R. Cordell (6)
    • SF - R. Cordell
    • SH - R. Cordell (4)
    • RBI - L. Garcia (24), J. McCann 2 (30), Y. Sanchez 2 (21), R. Cordell 2 (14)
    • 2-Out RBI - L. Garcia (8), J. McCann (14)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Garcia 2 (2), J. Jay, E. Jimenez
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - Y. Moncada (6)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - H. Castro
    • DP - (Goodrum-Mercer-Dixon)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Norris (L, 2-8)5.08663204.961.42-6.0
    B. Farmer1.13110104.411.50-0.5
    B. Hardy0.20000104.010.860.5
    A. Adams1.01000005.521.772.0
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Norris (L, 2-8)5.0
    B. Farmer1.1
    B. Hardy0.2
    A. Adams1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Cease (W, 1-0)5.04334615.401.6014.0
    E. Marshall (H, 7)2.00000102.861.096.5
    A. Bummer1.00000201.780.924.0
    K. Herrera0.21221207.891.75-3.0
    A. Colome (S, 19)0.11000002.140.686.0
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Cease (W, 1-0)5.0
    E. Marshall (H, 7)2.0
    A. Bummer1.0
    K. Herrera0.2
    A. Colome (S, 19)0.1
    PITCHING
    • WP - D. Norris (5)
    • HBP - D. Norris (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Norris 98-61, B. Farmer 27-19, B. Hardy 10-6, A. Adams 17-13
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Norris 6-4, B. Farmer 2-1, B. Hardy 1-0, A. Adams 2-1
    • Batters Faced - D. Norris 24, B. Farmer 7, B. Hardy 2, A. Adams 4
    PITCHING
    • WP - K. Herrera (3)
    • HBP - D. Cease
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Cease 101-61, E. Marshall 21-16, A. Bummer 14-9, K. Herrera 23-14, A. Colome 3-3
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Cease 1-8, E. Marshall 3-2, A. Bummer 1-0, A. Colome 1-0
    • Batters Faced - D. Cease 24, E. Marshall 6, A. Bummer 3, K. Herrera 4, A. Colome 2
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    CHW41-42
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Jones CF30000021.244.313.444.758-1.0
    G. Beckham 2B21110000.220.303.409.7124.0
    C. Stewart LF50110021.225.310.385.6952.0
    N. Castellanos DH41100111.276.340.458.7982.5
    B. Dixon 1B31000111.243.273.474.7471.5
    J. Candelario 3B31111011.209.300.316.6166.5
    H. Castro RF40220020.282.303.365.6683.0
    N. Goodrum 2B-CF21000202.232.314.384.6973.0
    J. Hicks C40000014.182.216.305.521-0.5
    J. Mercer SS30000111.197.274.303.5770.5
    D. Norris P0000-000.167.167.167.000-
    B. Farmer P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    B. Hardy P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    A. Adams P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    Total33565151112-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      L. Garcia SS50110002.288.325.393.7183.0
      Y. Moncada 3B41100010.303.356.524.8803.5
      J. Abreu 1B41200011.271.311.511.8223.5
      J. McCann C30220110.324.382.521.9035.5
      J. Jay RF31100113.348.407.435.8422.5
      E. Jimenez LF22100101.249.309.479.7885.0
      J. Rondon DH20000002.185.260.261.5200.0
      a- D. Palka PH-DH20000002.024.163.024.1870.0
      Y. Sanchez 2B42220001.254.324.320.6447.0
      R. Cordell CF20220000.235.295.346.6415.0
      D. Cease P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      E. Marshall P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      • a-grounded out for Rondon in the 6th
      BATTING
      • 2B - G. Beckham (11), C. Stewart (15)
      • HR - J. Candelario (3)
      • RBI - G. Beckham (7), C. Stewart (28), J. Candelario (10), H. Castro 2 (7)
      • 2-Out RBI - G. Beckham (2), C. Stewart (8), J. Candelario (3), H. Castro 2 (4)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Stewart, N. Castellanos, N. Goodrum 2 (2), J. Hicks 3 (3)
      BATTING
      • 2B - L. Garcia (16), J. Abreu (21), J. McCann (15), Y. Sanchez (8), R. Cordell (6)
      • SF - R. Cordell
      • SH - R. Cordell (4)
      • RBI - L. Garcia (24), J. McCann 2 (30), Y. Sanchez 2 (21), R. Cordell 2 (14)
      • 2-Out RBI - L. Garcia (8), J. McCann (14)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Garcia 2 (2), J. Jay, E. Jimenez
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - Y. Moncada (6)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - H. Castro
      • DP - (Goodrum-Mercer-Dixon)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Norris (L, 2-8)5.08663204.961.42-6.0
      B. Farmer1.13110104.411.50-0.5
      B. Hardy0.20000104.010.860.5
      A. Adams1.01000005.521.772.0
      Total8.01277340---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Norris (L, 2-8)5.0
      B. Farmer1.1
      B. Hardy0.2
      A. Adams1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Cease (W, 1-0)5.04334615.401.6014.0
      E. Marshall (H, 7)2.00000102.861.096.5
      A. Bummer1.00000201.780.924.0
      K. Herrera0.21221207.891.75-3.0
      A. Colome (S, 19)0.11000002.140.686.0
      Total9.06555111---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Cease (W, 1-0)5.0
      E. Marshall (H, 7)2.0
      A. Bummer1.0
      K. Herrera0.2
      A. Colome (S, 19)0.1
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - D. Norris (5)
      • HBP - D. Norris (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Norris 98-61, B. Farmer 27-19, B. Hardy 10-6, A. Adams 17-13
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Norris 6-4, B. Farmer 2-1, B. Hardy 1-0, A. Adams 2-1
      • Batters Faced - D. Norris 24, B. Farmer 7, B. Hardy 2, A. Adams 4
      PITCHING
      • WP - K. Herrera (3)
      • HBP - D. Cease
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Cease 101-61, E. Marshall 21-16, A. Bummer 14-9, K. Herrera 23-14, A. Colome 3-3
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Cease 1-8, E. Marshall 3-2, A. Bummer 1-0, A. Colome 1-0
      • Batters Faced - D. Cease 24, E. Marshall 6, A. Bummer 3, K. Herrera 4, A. Colome 2
      • 9TH INNING
        Stewart doubled to right, Beckham scored57
        Beckham doubled to deep right, Goodrum scored47
      • 7TH INNING
        McCann singled to left, Moncada scored37
      • 6TH INNING
        Cordell hit sacrifice bunt to catcher, Jimenez scored, Sanchez to second36
        Sanchez singled to right, Jay scored, Jimenez to third35
      • 5TH INNING
        Candelario homered to right center34
      • 4TH INNING
        Cordell hit sacrifice fly to right, Sanchez scored24
        Sanchez doubled to left, Jimenez scored, Sanchez to third23
      • 2ND INNING
        Garcia doubled to right, Sanchez scored, Cordell out at home22
      • 1ST INNING
        McCann doubled to left, Abreu scored21
        Castro singled to center, Castellanos and Dixon scored, Candelario to third20
      • 9TH INNING
        • Kelvin Herrera relieved Aaron Bummer
        • N. Goodrum: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Goodrum walked
        • J. Hicks: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Goodrum to second on wild pitch, Foul, Strike swinging, Hicks struck out swinging
        • J. Mercer: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Mercer struck out swinging
        • G. Beckham: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Beckham doubled to deep right, Goodrum scored
        • Alex Colome relieved Kelvin Herrera
        • C. Stewart: Strike looking, Stewart doubled to right, Beckham scored
        • N. Castellanos: Castellanos grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 9th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Aaron Bummer relieved Evan Marshall
        • B. Dixon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Dixon grounded out to first
        • J. Candelario: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Candelario struck out swinging
        • H. Castro: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Austin Adams relieved Blaine Hardy
        • D. Palka: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Palka fouled out to third
        • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Sanchez grounded out to first
        • R. Cordell: Strike looking, Foul, Cordell doubled to right center
        • L. Garcia: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Garcia grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • E. Marshall Pitching:
        • G. Beckham: Ball, Foul, Foul, Beckham grounded out to third
        • C. Stewart: Strike looking, Ball, Stewart lined out to right
        • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Castellanos struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • B. Farmer Pitching:
        • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Moncada singled to center
        • J. Abreu: Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging, Moncada stole second
        • J. McCann: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, McCann singled to left, Moncada scored
        • Blaine Hardy relieved Buck Farmer
        • J. Jay: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Jay struck out swinging
        • E. Jimenez: Ball, Jimenez grounded out to second
        • End of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Evan Marshall relieved Dylan Cease
        • N. Goodrum: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Goodrum grounded out to second
        • J. Hicks: Strike looking, Hicks grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Mercer: Strike looking, Mercer lined out to left
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Norris Pitching:
        • J. Jay: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Jay walked
        • E. Jimenez: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Jimenez walked, Jay to second
        • Buck Farmer relieved Daniel Norris
        • Daniel Palka hit for Jose Rondon
        • D. Palka: Strike swinging, Palka grounded out to first, Jay to third, Jimenez to second
        • Y. Sanchez: Sanchez singled to right, Jay scored, Jimenez to third
        • R. Cordell: Foul, Cordell hit sacrifice bunt to catcher, Jimenez scored, Sanchez to second
        • L. Garcia: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Garcia flied out to deep center
        • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • D. Cease Pitching:
        • N. Castellanos: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Castellanos flied out to right
        • B. Dixon: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Dixon struck out looking
        • J. Candelario: Candelario homered to right center
        • H. Castro: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Gordon Beckham at second base
        • Y. Moncada: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Moncada grounded out to second
        • J. Abreu: Ball, Foul, Abreu flied out to right
        • J. McCann: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • D. Cease Pitching:
        • J. Hicks: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike looking, Hicks flied out to deep center
        • J. Mercer: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Mercer walked
        • J. Jones: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
        • C. Stewart: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Stewart struck out looking
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Norris Pitching:
        • E. Jimenez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Jimenez hit by pitch
        • J. Rondon: Strike looking, Rondon lined out to center
        • Y. Sanchez: Sanchez doubled to left, Jimenez scored, Sanchez to third
        • R. Cordell: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Cordell hit sacrifice fly to right, Sanchez scored
        • L. Garcia: Ball, Strike looking, Garcia grounded out to third
        • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • D. Cease Pitching:
        • N. Castellanos: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Castellanos singled to right
        • B. Dixon: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Dixon popped out to shortstop
        • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Candelario flied out to deep center
        • H. Castro: Castro singled to shallow center, Castellanos to third
        • N. Goodrum: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Goodrum flied out to center
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Norris Pitching:
        • Y. Moncada: Ball, Strike looking, Moncada grounded out to third
        • J. Abreu: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Abreu singled to right
        • J. McCann: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Abreu to second on wild pitch, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, McCann walked
        • J. Jay: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Jay grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, McCann out at second
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • D. Cease Pitching:
        • J. Mercer: Ball, Ball, Mercer lined out to second
        • J. Jones: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
        • C. Stewart: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Stewart struck out looking
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Norris Pitching:
        • E. Jimenez: Foul, Ball, Jimenez singled to left
        • J. Rondon: Strike looking, Rondon reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Jimenez out at second
        • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Sanchez reached on fielder's choice to third, Rondon out at second
        • R. Cordell: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Cordell reached on an infield single to third, Sanchez to second
        • L. Garcia: Foul, Garcia doubled to right, Sanchez scored, Cordell out at home
        • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 6 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • D. Cease Pitching:
        • J. Jones: Jones flied out to shallow center
        • C. Stewart: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Stewart grounded out to shortstop
        • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Castellanos walked
        • B. Dixon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Dixon walked, Castellanos to second
        • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Candelario hit by pitch, Castellanos to third, Dixon to second
        • H. Castro: Strike looking, Castro singled to center, Castellanos and Dixon scored, Candelario to third
        • N. Goodrum: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Goodrum walked, Castro to second
        • J. Hicks: Strike looking, Hicks flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Norris Pitching:
        • L. Garcia: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Garcia flied out to deep center
        • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Moncada struck out swinging
        • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Abreu doubled to deep left
        • J. McCann: Strike looking, McCann doubled to left, Abreu scored
        • J. Jay: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Jay reached on an infield single to shortstop, McCann out at home
        • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)