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Drew Thorpe gets first major league win, combines on 5-hitter to lead White Sox over Tigers 5-1

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Drew Thorpe gets first major league win, combines on 5-hitter to lead White Sox over Tigers 5-1
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Drew Thorpe gets first major league win, combines on 5-hitter to lead White Sox over Tigers 5-1

2024-06-23 05:16 Last Updated At:05:20

DETROIT (AP) — Drew Thorpe pitched six scoreless innings and got his first major league win in his third start, pitching the Chicago White Sox over the Detroit Tigers 5-1 on Saturday.

Thorpe (1-1) allowed two hits and four walks while striking out five.

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Chicago White Sox's Korey Lee hits a home run against the Detroit Tigers in the sixth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 22, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

DETROIT (AP) — Drew Thorpe pitched six scoreless innings and got his first major league win in his third start, pitching the Chicago White Sox over the Detroit Tigers 5-1 on Saturday.

Chicago White Sox's Nicky Lopez hits a one-run double against the Detroit Tigers in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 22, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Chicago White Sox's Nicky Lopez hits a one-run double against the Detroit Tigers in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 22, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Chicago White Sox's Luis Robert Jr. (88) celebrates scoring against the Detroit Tigers in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 22, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Chicago White Sox's Luis Robert Jr. (88) celebrates scoring against the Detroit Tigers in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 22, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Detroit Tigers pitcher Kenta Maeda throws Chicago White Sox's Andrew Vaughn out at first base in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 22, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Detroit Tigers pitcher Kenta Maeda throws Chicago White Sox's Andrew Vaughn out at first base in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 22, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Detroit Tigers shortstop Ryan Kreidler wears a towel on his head in the hot weather against the Chicago White Sox in the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 22, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Detroit Tigers shortstop Ryan Kreidler wears a towel on his head in the hot weather against the Chicago White Sox in the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 22, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Chicago White Sox pitcher Drew Thorpe throws against the Detroit Tigers in the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 22, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Chicago White Sox pitcher Drew Thorpe throws against the Detroit Tigers in the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 22, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Chicago White Sox pitcher Drew Thorpe throws against the Detroit Tigers in the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 22, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Chicago White Sox pitcher Drew Thorpe throws against the Detroit Tigers in the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 22, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Chicago White Sox pitcher Drew Thorpe (33) throws against the Detroit Tigers in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 22, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Chicago White Sox pitcher Drew Thorpe (33) throws against the Detroit Tigers in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 22, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

“This is me. I'm pretty even-keeled, super calm, relaxed,” said Thorpe, who was given a beer shower by his teammates. “That's just how I've always been.”

The 23-year-old right-hander didn’t get a decision in his debut at Seattle on June 11, then lasted 3 1/3 innings in a 12-5 loss at Arizona on June 16.

“You just flush it, right? They're going to happen, it's probably going to happen again,” he said. “It's just how you move past it and get ready for the next one.”

A second-round pick by the Yankees in the 2022 amateur draft, Thorpe was dealt to San Diego in the December trade that brought Juan Soto to New York, then was traded to Chicago in March as part of a package for right-hander Dylan Cease.

He made 11 starts at Double-A Birmingham prior to the callup.

“What I like about him, he's a great competitor," manager Pedro Grifol said. “Through the nerves, through how he hides everything, he competes and he doesn't shy away from contact.”

Korey Lee homered, Nicky Lopez had three hits and an RBI, and Andrew Vaughn, Paul DeJong and Lenyn Sosa drove in runs as the major league-worst White Sox (21-57) stopped a three-game losing streak.

Justin Anderson, John Brebbia and Michael Kopech pitched an inning each, with Brebbia allowing Mark Canha's RBI groundout in the eighth.

Detroit (35-41) has lost five of six, scoring six runs during that span.

“We're just not stringing some hits together,” said Matt Vierling, who scored the Tigers' only run. “I feel like offensively we're in a little bit of a lull.”

Kenta Maeda (2-4) gave up three runs and eight hits in 4 2/3 innings, dropping to 0-3 in his last five starts.

DeJong had an RBI single in the fourth and scored on Lopez's double, Vaughn had an RBI single in the fifth and Lee hit his seventh homer in a two-run sixth that included Sosa's run-scoring single.

TRAINER'S ROOM

White Sox: OF Eloy Jiménez, on the 10-day IL since May 22 due to a left hamstring strain, could return Monday. Jiménez was 8 for 18 (.444) with a home run and five RBIs in six games entering Saturday at the Arizona Complex League in a rehab assignment.

UP NEXT

White Sox RHP Jonathan Cannon (1-1, 3.34 ERA), who got his first big league victory against Houston in his last start, will oppose RHP Reese Olson (1-8, 3.39 ERA) in the series finale on Sunday.

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Chicago White Sox's Korey Lee hits a home run against the Detroit Tigers in the sixth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 22, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Chicago White Sox's Korey Lee hits a home run against the Detroit Tigers in the sixth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 22, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Chicago White Sox's Nicky Lopez hits a one-run double against the Detroit Tigers in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 22, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Chicago White Sox's Nicky Lopez hits a one-run double against the Detroit Tigers in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 22, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Chicago White Sox's Luis Robert Jr. (88) celebrates scoring against the Detroit Tigers in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 22, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Chicago White Sox's Luis Robert Jr. (88) celebrates scoring against the Detroit Tigers in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 22, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Detroit Tigers pitcher Kenta Maeda throws Chicago White Sox's Andrew Vaughn out at first base in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 22, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Detroit Tigers pitcher Kenta Maeda throws Chicago White Sox's Andrew Vaughn out at first base in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 22, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Detroit Tigers shortstop Ryan Kreidler wears a towel on his head in the hot weather against the Chicago White Sox in the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 22, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Detroit Tigers shortstop Ryan Kreidler wears a towel on his head in the hot weather against the Chicago White Sox in the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 22, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Chicago White Sox pitcher Drew Thorpe throws against the Detroit Tigers in the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 22, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Chicago White Sox pitcher Drew Thorpe throws against the Detroit Tigers in the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 22, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Chicago White Sox pitcher Drew Thorpe throws against the Detroit Tigers in the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 22, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Chicago White Sox pitcher Drew Thorpe throws against the Detroit Tigers in the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 22, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Chicago White Sox pitcher Drew Thorpe (33) throws against the Detroit Tigers in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 22, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Chicago White Sox pitcher Drew Thorpe (33) throws against the Detroit Tigers in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 22, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

DETROIT (AP) — Shohei Ohtani's two-out RBI double gave the Los Angeles Dodgers a ninth-inning lead and they held on to beat the Detroit Tigers 4-3 on Friday, ending a four-game losing streak.

The Dodgers, after getting swept in Philadelphia, trailed 3-0 after two innings.

“It was really important to get a (win) today,” Ohtani said through an interpreter. “I think we played really good and I'm glad it turned out well.”

Chris Taylor singled off Jason Foley (2-3) with one out in the ninth and took third on Austin Barnes' pinch-hit single off Tyler Holton. Gavin Lux popped out, but Ohtani hit a 0-1 sinker to the deepest part of the outfield for what appeared to be a two-run double.

However, the ball bounced into the shrubbery beyond the center-field fence, forcing Barnes to stop at third.

“All I wanted to do was get a base hit — just put the ball in play,” Ohtani said. “I was really hoping that ball would get through and it did.”

After Tigers manager A.J. Hinch intentionally walked Will Smith to load the bases, right fielder Wenceel Pérez made a sliding catch to rob Freddie Freeman of a two-run single.

“I don't think I've ever issued an intentional walk to pitch to someone like Freddie, but that's how good Will Smith is against lefties," Hinch said. “If Wenceel doesn't sell out on that ball, we might have not had a chance in the ninth.”

Daniel Hudson struck out Ryan Vilade to start the ninth, but walked Colt Keith and Pérez before retiring Matt Vierling and Riley Greene to record his fourth save.

The Dodgers trailed 3-2 in the eighth, but two-out singles by Smith and Freeman put runners on the corners. Foley came in, but Teoscar Hernández bounced a tying single between first and second.

Neither starter was involved in the decision. Tarik Skubal allowed two runs on two hits in six innings, striking out eight in his last start before the All-Star Game.

James Paxson allowed three runs on five hits and four walks in 3 2/3 innings.

The Tigers took a 2-0 lead in the first. With one out, Justyn-Henry Malloy singled, Vierling walked and Greene hit a two-run double into the right-center gap. Malloy made it 3-0 with a two-out triple in the second.

Skubal didn't allow a hit until Freeman homered with one out in the fourth. Andy Pages made it 3-2 with an RBI single later in the inning.

“The pitch to Freddie was right down the middle, but what is frustrating is the walk to Teoscar and then he comes around to score,” Skubal said. “They had two hits and a walk in that inning, but they didn't threaten much other than that.”

The Dodgers got the tying run to third in the seventh, but Will Vest struck out Miguel Vargas to end the inning.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts helped his team to two outs on the bases in the bottom of the seventh. Pérez led off the inning with a single and appeared to have stolen second, but the call was overturned on reply. With two outs, Blake Treinen needed another review to show he had picked Greene off first.

“Everything matters, especially in a close game,” Hinch said. “It's tough because Wenceel gets a big hit and steals on the first pitch. If he came off the base, it was barely. That's a key out, because you would have a runner on second with no one out.”

The game drew 42,060 fans, the first sellout at Comerica Park since a crowd of 44,711 for the home opener against the Oakland Athletics on April 5.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Dodgers: RHP Yoshinobu Yamamoto (triceps) has begun throwing from 60 feet. ... INF Max Muncy (oblique) is still not swinging a bat. Roberts said he doesn't expect Muncy back before the trade deadline.

UP NEXT

The teams play the second of a three-game series Saturday afternoon with Dodgers LHP Justin Wrobleski (0-1, 7.20) facing RHP Keider Montero (1-2. 4.64).

Detroit Tigers' Tarik Skubal pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 12, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Detroit Tigers' Tarik Skubal pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 12, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Detroit Tigers' Justyn-Henry Malloy dives into third base with an RBI-triple against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, July 12, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Detroit Tigers' Justyn-Henry Malloy dives into third base with an RBI-triple against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, July 12, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Chris Taylor, left, takes out Detroit Tigers' Wenceel Perez (46) trying to steal second base during the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, July 12, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Chris Taylor, left, takes out Detroit Tigers' Wenceel Perez (46) trying to steal second base during the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, July 12, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Los Angeles Dodgers' Shohei Ohtani hits a double that bounced over the center field wall to drive in one run and take a lead over the Detroit Tigers in the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 12, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Los Angeles Dodgers' Shohei Ohtani hits a double that bounced over the center field wall to drive in one run and take a lead over the Detroit Tigers in the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 12, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Los Angeles Dodgers' Shohei Ohtani, right, listens to Robert Van Scoyoc, left, during the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Friday, July 12, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Los Angeles Dodgers' Shohei Ohtani, right, listens to Robert Van Scoyoc, left, during the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Friday, July 12, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

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