Anderson homers, White Sox beat Tigers 5-3

DETROIT (AP) Ivan Nova has had an unusual week, pitching as an opener on Wednesday and then making a more conventional start three days later.

''I got a little tired at the end, but I felt really strong the whole game,'' Nova said after pitching five innings Saturday night for the Chicago White Sox.

Tired or not, Nova pitched better in his last couple outings. He allowed two runs Saturday in Chicago's 5-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers. Tim Anderson homered in a three-run fifth inning for the White Sox.

Nova (11-12) allowed eight hits and no walks and three relievers finished for Chicago. Alex Colome gave up a run in the ninth but held on for his 29th save in 31 chances.

It was a step in the right direction for Nova. Even after his scoreless inning as an opener Wednesday, he was 1-3 with a 7.13 ERA over his last six starts.

Anderson went 1 for 4, lowering his American League-leading average to .335, but the one hit was a no-doubter of a home run to left field.

Detroit (45-109) matched the 1996 Tigers for the second-most losses in franchise history behind 119 in 2003. Detroit did play better than in a sloppy 10-1 loss to the White Sox on Friday night.

''That was a good ballgame,'' Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said. ''It was exciting and competitive. I thought our guys were really into it.''

Anderson opened the scoring with his 18th home run, a solo shot off Tyler Alexander (1-4). The inning only got worse for the Detroit left-hander: After singles by Jose Abreu and Eloy Jimenez, Yoan Moncada hit a two-run triple.

Detroit answered with two runs in the fifth. Victor Reyes hit an RBI groundout, and Brandon Dixon followed with a sacrifice fly.

Abreu hit a two-run single in the eighth to push the Chicago lead back to three. Abreu leads the AL with 121 RBIs, and with Anderson, Jimenez and Moncada also in the fold, the White Sox could have a bright future offensively.

''I think that for us the whole year has been hopefully a drive toward who we're going to be,'' White Sox manager Rick Renteria said. ''I think that we've been driving and pushing and trying to do things a certain way, to put us in a position where I believe we kind of start establishing an identity of who we are.''

Alexander allowed three runs and 10 hits in 4 1/3 innings.

The Tigers scored a run in the ninth on an RBI single by Ronny Rodriguez. Detroit had men on first and second with nobody out, but Willi Castro hit a sharp grounder to second baseman Yolmer Sanchez for a 4-6-3 double play.

UNUSUAL PLAY

Detroit's second run came on a sacrifice fly to the first baseman. Abreu caught Dixon's popup in foul ground, then tumbled into the stands. Castro tagged up and scored from third.

''I have to thank the fans, because they caught me,'' Abreu said through a translator. ''The play developed very fast. I didn't realize how close I was to the net.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Tigers: Miguel Cabrera, who has been dealing with a troublesome right knee, did not play.

UP NEXT

White Sox: Reynaldo Lopez (9-14) starts the series finale for Chicago on Sunday.

Tigers: Detroit sends Matthew Boyd (8-11) to the mound as it tries to avoid a three-game sweep.

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DET45-109
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  • W: I. Nova (11-12)L: T. Alexander (1-4)S: A. Colome (29)
  • HR: CHW - T. Anderson (18)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Garcia RF51300000.279.308.373.6814.0
T. Anderson SS41111114.335.356.516.8716.5
J. Abreu 1B51320002.282.327.502.8306.0
E. Jimenez LF51100015.267.316.506.8221.5
Y. Moncada 3B50220020.315.368.549.9185.0
J. McCann C50200012.275.330.459.7892.5
W. Castillo DH50200022.207.269.401.6702.0
Y. Sanchez 2B51100014.255.323.325.6481.5
A. Engel CF40200013.239.304.385.6891.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    V. Reyes CF50110022.301.331.426.7571.0
    B. Dixon LF30110011.247.290.437.7271.5
    H. Castro 2B40100011.299.313.393.7070.5
    J. Candelario 1B30100101.199.302.324.6262.0
    C. Stewart DH40100012.242.316.406.7220.5
    D. Lugo 3B41300001.240.268.376.6444.0
    T. Demeritte RF40000024.219.278.342.620-1.0
    J. Rogers C31100011.127.233.275.5071.5
    a- R. Rodriguez PH10110000.217.249.433.6832.0
    W. Castro SS41100002.220.278.280.5583.0
    • a-singled for Rogers in the 9th
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. McCann (26), W. Castillo (12)
    • 3B - Y. Moncada (5)
    • HR - T. Anderson (18)
    • RBI - T. Anderson (56), J. Abreu 2 (121), Y. Moncada 2 (77)
    • 2-Out RBI - J. Abreu 2 (47)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Jimenez 2 (45), J. McCann, W. Castillo (25), Y. Sanchez (48), A. Engel (22)
    BATTING
    • 2B - W. Castro (5)
    • SF - B. Dixon (5)
    • RBI - V. Reyes (22), B. Dixon (52), R. Rodriguez (42)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - V. Reyes (29), H. Castro, J. Candelario, C. Stewart, T. Demeritte, J. Rogers
    BASERUNNING
    • Picked Off - A. Engel
    FIELDING
    • DP - 3 (Anderson-Sanchez-Abreu; Sanchez-Anderson-Abreu; Sanchez-Anderson-Abreu)
    • PB - J. McCann (3)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    I. Nova (W, 11-12)5.08220304.801.4713.5
    E. Marshall (H, 16)1.11000102.641.282.5
    A. Bummer (H, 24)1.20001202.251.023.0
    A. Colome (S, 29)1.02100202.551.039.0
    PITCHERSIP
    I. Nova (W, 11-12)5.0
    E. Marshall (H, 16)1.1
    A. Bummer (H, 24)1.2
    A. Colome (S, 29)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    T. Alexander (L, 1-4)4.110330414.991.36-4.0
    D. McKay1.22000204.561.362.0
    B. Farmer1.01000003.901.312.0
    B. Garcia1.032211014.292.47-2.5
    J. Jimenez1.01000204.451.363.0
    PITCHERSIP
    T. Alexander (L, 1-4)4.1
    D. McKay1.2
    B. Farmer1.0
    B. Garcia1.0
    J. Jimenez1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - A. Colome (4)
    • Pitches-Strikes - I. Nova 74-49, E. Marshall 18-13, A. Bummer 21-13, A. Colome 19-12
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - I. Nova 7-3, E. Marshall 3-0, A. Bummer 2-1, A. Colome 1-0
    • Batters Faced - I. Nova 21, E. Marshall 5, A. Bummer 6, A. Colome 5
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - T. Alexander 91-66, D. McKay 28-19, B. Farmer 9-6, B. Garcia 26-17, J. Jimenez 17-12
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Alexander 2-7, D. McKay 1-1, B. Farmer 2-1
    • Batters Faced - T. Alexander 23, D. McKay 6, B. Farmer 4, B. Garcia 7, J. Jimenez 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    0000300205170
    DET45-109
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    L. Garcia RF51300000.279.308.373.6814.0
    T. Anderson SS41111114.335.356.516.8716.5
    J. Abreu 1B51320002.282.327.502.8306.0
    E. Jimenez LF51100015.267.316.506.8221.5
    Y. Moncada 3B50220020.315.368.549.9185.0
    J. McCann C50200012.275.330.459.7892.5
    W. Castillo DH50200022.207.269.401.6702.0
    Y. Sanchez 2B51100014.255.323.325.6481.5
    A. Engel CF40200013.239.304.385.6891.5
    Total43517511922-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      V. Reyes CF50110022.301.331.426.7571.0
      B. Dixon LF30110011.247.290.437.7271.5
      H. Castro 2B40100011.299.313.393.7070.5
      J. Candelario 1B30100101.199.302.324.6262.0
      C. Stewart DH40100012.242.316.406.7220.5
      D. Lugo 3B41300001.240.268.376.6444.0
      T. Demeritte RF40000024.219.278.342.620-1.0
      J. Rogers C31100011.127.233.275.5071.5
      a- R. Rodriguez PH10110000.217.249.433.6832.0
      W. Castro SS41100002.220.278.280.5583.0
      Total35311301815-----
      • a-singled for Rogers in the 9th
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. McCann (26), W. Castillo (12)
      • 3B - Y. Moncada (5)
      • HR - T. Anderson (18)
      • RBI - T. Anderson (56), J. Abreu 2 (121), Y. Moncada 2 (77)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Abreu 2 (47)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Jimenez 2 (45), J. McCann, W. Castillo (25), Y. Sanchez (48), A. Engel (22)
      BATTING
      • 2B - W. Castro (5)
      • SF - B. Dixon (5)
      • RBI - V. Reyes (22), B. Dixon (52), R. Rodriguez (42)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - V. Reyes (29), H. Castro, J. Candelario, C. Stewart, T. Demeritte, J. Rogers
      BASERUNNING
      • Picked Off - A. Engel
      FIELDING
      • DP - 3 (Anderson-Sanchez-Abreu; Sanchez-Anderson-Abreu; Sanchez-Anderson-Abreu)
      • PB - J. McCann (3)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      I. Nova (W, 11-12)5.08220304.801.4713.5
      E. Marshall (H, 16)1.11000102.641.282.5
      A. Bummer (H, 24)1.20001202.251.023.0
      A. Colome (S, 29)1.02100202.551.039.0
      Total9.01132180---
      PITCHERSIP
      I. Nova (W, 11-12)5.0
      E. Marshall (H, 16)1.1
      A. Bummer (H, 24)1.2
      A. Colome (S, 29)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Alexander (L, 1-4)4.110330414.991.36-4.0
      D. McKay1.22000204.561.362.0
      B. Farmer1.01000003.901.312.0
      B. Garcia1.032211014.292.47-2.5
      J. Jimenez1.01000204.451.363.0
      Total9.01755191---
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Alexander (L, 1-4)4.1
      D. McKay1.2
      B. Farmer1.0
      B. Garcia1.0
      J. Jimenez1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - A. Colome (4)
      • Pitches-Strikes - I. Nova 74-49, E. Marshall 18-13, A. Bummer 21-13, A. Colome 19-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - I. Nova 7-3, E. Marshall 3-0, A. Bummer 2-1, A. Colome 1-0
      • Batters Faced - I. Nova 21, E. Marshall 5, A. Bummer 6, A. Colome 5
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Alexander 91-66, D. McKay 28-19, B. Farmer 9-6, B. Garcia 26-17, J. Jimenez 17-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Alexander 2-7, D. McKay 1-1, B. Farmer 2-1
      • Batters Faced - T. Alexander 23, D. McKay 6, B. Farmer 4, B. Garcia 7, J. Jimenez 4
      • 9TH INNING
        Rodriguez singled to left, Lugo scored, Demeritte to second53
      • 8TH INNING
        Abreu singled to left, Sanchez and Garcia scored, Anderson to second52
      • 5TH INNING
        Dixon hit sacrifice fly to first, Castro scored32
        Reyes grounded out to shortstop, Rogers scored, Castro to third31
        Moncada tripled to left center, Abreu and Jimenez scored30
        Anderson homered to left center10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Joe Jimenez relieved Bryan Garcia
        • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Moncada struck out swinging
        • J. McCann: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, McCann reached on an infield single to pitcher
        • W. Castillo: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Castillo struck out swinging
        • Y. Sanchez: Sanchez flied out to center
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Alex Colome relieved Aaron Bummer
        • D. Lugo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Lugo singled to center
        • T. Demeritte: Ball, Lugo to third on passed ball, Strike looking, Foul, Demeritte struck out, reached on passed ball
        • Ronny Rodriguez hit for Jake Rogers
        • R. Rodriguez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Rodriguez singled to left, Lugo scored, Demeritte to second
        • W. Castro: Strike swinging, Ball, Castro grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Demeritte to third, Rodriguez out at second
        • V. Reyes: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Reyes struck out swinging
        • End of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Bryan Garcia relieved Buck Farmer
        • W. Castillo: Castillo flied out to right
        • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Sanchez reached on an infield single to second
        • A. Engel: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Engel struck out swinging
        • L. Garcia: Strike swinging, Ball, Garcia singled to center, Sanchez to second
        • T. Anderson: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Anderson walked, Sanchez to third, Garcia to second
        • J. Abreu: Abreu singled to left, Sanchez and Garcia scored, Anderson to second
        • E. Jimenez: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Jimenez fouled out to right
        • Middle of the 8th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Bummer Pitching:
        • B. Dixon: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Dixon struck out swinging
        • H. Castro: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Castro struck out looking
        • J. Candelario: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Candelario walked
        • C. Stewart: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Stewart flied out to deep center
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Buck Farmer relieved David McKay
        • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Abreu grounded out to third
        • E. Jimenez: Jimenez flied out to left
        • Y. Moncada: Ball, Ball, Moncada singled to right
        • J. McCann: McCann reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Moncada out at second
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • E. Marshall Pitching:
        • J. Rogers: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Rogers struck out looking
        • Aaron Bummer relieved Evan Marshall
        • W. Castro: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Castro grounded out to second
        • V. Reyes: Reyes grounded out to second
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • D. McKay Pitching:
        • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Sanchez fouled out to left
        • A. Engel: Ball, Engel reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • L. Garcia: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Garcia singled to center, Engel to second
        • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Anderson grounded out to pitcher, Engel to third, Garcia to second
        • J. Abreu: Ball, Ball, Engel picked off at third, catcher to third
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Evan Marshall relieved Ivan Nova
        • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Candelario grounded out to first
        • C. Stewart: Ball, Strike swinging, Stewart singled to center
        • D. Lugo: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Lugo reached on fielder's choice to third, Stewart out at second
        • T. Demeritte: Strike looking, Ball, Demeritte grounded out to third
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • T. Alexander Pitching:
        • L. Garcia: Strike looking, Garcia grounded out to shortstop
        • T. Anderson: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Anderson homered to left center
        • J. Abreu: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Abreu singled to left
        • E. Jimenez: Ball, Foul, Jimenez singled to center, Abreu to second
        • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Moncada tripled to left center, Abreu and Jimenez scored
        • David McKay relieved Tyler Alexander
        • J. McCann: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
        • W. Castillo: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Castillo struck out looking
        • Middle of the 5th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • I. Nova Pitching:
        • J. Rogers: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Rogers singled to left center
        • W. Castro: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Castro doubled to right center, Rogers to third
        • V. Reyes: Ball, Reyes grounded out to shortstop, Rogers scored, Castro to third
        • B. Dixon: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Dixon hit sacrifice fly to first, Castro scored
        • H. Castro: Ball, Castro flied out to left
        • End of the 5th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • T. Alexander Pitching:
        • Y. Moncada: Moncada lined out to center
        • J. McCann: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, McCann doubled to deep right center
        • W. Castillo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Castillo singled to left, McCann to third
        • Y. Sanchez: Foul, Foul, Sanchez popped out to shortstop
        • A. Engel: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Engel popped out to first
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • I. Nova Pitching:
        • J. Candelario: Ball, Strike looking, Candelario singled to right
        • C. Stewart: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Stewart struck out on foul tip
        • D. Lugo: Lugo singled to right, Candelario to second
        • T. Demeritte: Ball, Demeritte grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Lugo out at second
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • T. Alexander Pitching:
        • A. Engel: Engel singled to center
        • L. Garcia: Garcia reached on bunt single to second, Engel to second
        • T. Anderson: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
        • J. Abreu: Ball, Ball, Abreu flied out to right
        • E. Jimenez: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Jimenez struck out looking
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • I. Nova Pitching:
        • W. Castro: Foul, Castro grounded out to shortstop
        • V. Reyes: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Reyes struck out swinging
        • B. Dixon: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Dixon singled to left
        • H. Castro: Ball, Castro grounded out to second
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • T. Alexander Pitching:
        • Y. Moncada: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Moncada struck out looking
        • J. McCann: McCann grounded out to shortstop
        • W. Castillo: Ball, Foul, Foul, Castillo doubled to left center
        • Y. Sanchez: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • I. Nova Pitching:
        • C. Stewart: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Stewart grounded out to first
        • D. Lugo: Lugo singled to shallow center
        • T. Demeritte: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Demeritte struck out swinging
        • J. Rogers: Rogers lined out to center
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • T. Alexander Pitching:
        • L. Garcia: Garcia flied out to center
        • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Anderson flied out to right
        • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Abreu singled to center
        • E. Jimenez: Strike looking, Jimenez fouled out to catcher
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • I. Nova Pitching:
        • V. Reyes: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Reyes singled to center
        • B. Dixon: Ball, Ball, Dixon grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Reyes out at second
        • H. Castro: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Castro singled to left center
        • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Strike looking, Candelario grounded out to second
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)