Lopez Ks 14, White Sox top Tigers again

Reynaldo Lopez struck out a career-high 14 batters over six innings to boost the host Chicago White Sox to a 4-1 victory against the Detroit Tigers on Sunday afternoon.Relievers Jace Fry, Kelvin Herrera and Alex Colome struck out six in three innings of scoreless relief, as White Sox pitching set a franchise record for a nine-inning game with 20 strikeouts in the combined two-hitter.Chicago won for the third time in its past five games en route to sweeping the abbreviated, two-game series. Saturday’s game was postponed due to inclement weather and will be made up as part of a doubleheader on July 3.Lopez (2-3) dominated the Tigers behind an effective, four-seam fastball. He gave up one unearned run on two hits — including only one for extra bases — and walked three while recording at least one strikeout in each inning. Lopez stuck out the side in the second and sixth innings but allowed baserunners in both of those frames.Detroit struck for its lone run in the second, as Grayson Greiner hit an RBI single to capitalize on a two-out fielding error by White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson.Lopez’s battery mate, catcher Welington Castillo, provided all the offense the White Sox needed, smacking a two-run, ground rule double in the first inning. Castillo also threw out a would-be Tigers base stealer in the fifth inning of what was then a 2-1 game.

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