DETROIT (AP) — Dylan Cease allowed one unearned run in five innings to remain unbeaten in 10 decisions against Detroit, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Tigers 5-1 on Tuesday night.
Cease (5-3) gave up seven hits and a walk. He struck out eight while improving to 10-0 with a 1.91 ERA in 11 career starts against the Tigers. He’s the first pitcher to win his first 10 decisions against an opponent since Jamie Moyer started 10-0 against the Marlins in 2006-08.
“I’m aware of it, and it is obviously great,” Cease said. “I try not to give it too much thought, because I don’t want to jinx it, but it is something cool.”
Andrew Vaughn had four hits and Luis Robert drove in a pair of runs for the White Sox. Vaughn, who also drew a walk, is hitting .563 with seven RBIs in five games against the Tigers this season. Chicago is 4-1 against the Tigers, with all five games coming in Detroit.
“We’re here to get hits, but that’s tough to do in this league,” Vaughn said. “I’m seeing the ball well, putting good swings on it and running as fast as I can.”
Drew Hutchison (0-4) gave up two runs on five hits and two walks in four innings. Detroit is 1-4 to start a 10-game homestand.
“We lost the game – that’s the first thing I think about every time we lose a game,” Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said.
The Tigers are averaging 2.75 runs. Only one team in the last 113 seasons has scored fewer per game: the 1942 Philadelphia Phillies at 2.61.
“It is frustrating,” Hinch said. “We’re well into June, and I know everyone is tired of me saying ‘just win today’s game,’ but the reason is this sport will drag you into misery if you keep looking at those numbers.”
Both teams loaded the bases in the first inning, but Hutchison struck out Leury García to…