TOP OF SIXTH
What looked like a promising inning for the Tigers ended with sudden disappointment. With one out, Jonathan Schoop singled and Christin Stewart got aboard on catcher’s interference, putting two Tigers aboard.
But Jeimer Candelario lined to Jose Abreau at first base, leading to an inning ending double play.
The Tigers trail 6-2 heading to the bottom of the 6th.
BOTTOM OF FIFTH
Daniel Norris retired the White Sox in order on only 9 pitches.
Except for the two runs allowed in the fourth, Norris has been impressive in relief of Tarik Skubal.
The Tigers head to the 6th inning still trailing 6-2.
TOP OF FIFTH
The Tigers go down in order in the 5th inning, three up, three down.
Something to monitor is the health of Harold Castro, who appeared to pull up after grounding out to end the inning.
The Tigers continue to trail 6-2 heading into the bottom of the 5th inning.
BOTTOM OF FOURTH
Daniel Norris was cruising along, and then the red-hot White Sox exploded yet again.
With two out, Jose Abreau lined a doubled off the wall in right-center field, scoring two runs.
Tim Anderson lined his third hit of the game, a single to right field with two out (Anderson is now 10-of-17 with six extra base hits against the Tigers this season), and Yoan Moncada walked before Abreau’s big hit.
The Tigers trail 6-2 after four inning.s
TOP OF FOURTH
JaCoby Jones walked with two out, but Austin Romine struck out to end the inning.
The Tigers only have 3 hits against White Sox starter Dylan Cease, who has kept the Tigers under control.
Daniel Norris goes back to the mound, with the Tigers trailing 4-2.
BOTTOM OF THIRD
An impressive inning for Daniel Norris, who retired the three White Sox hitters in order.
So Tarik Skubal’s debut is over after two innings, allowing seven hits and four earned runs and one walk, with one strikeout.
Skubal threw 52 pitches, 33 for strikes.
The Tigers trail 4-2 heading into the fourth inning.
TOP OF THIRD
Niko Goodrum’s sacrifice fly brought in Austin Romine, who began the inning with a double, cutting into the White Sox lead.
Harold Castro doubled with two out, and Miguel Cabrera worked his way for a walk after being down 0-2 in the count.
But Jonathan Schoop popped to the catcher, ending the inning.
It appears Tarik Skubal’s evening is done, with Daniel Norris coming on in relief, and the Tigers trailing 4-2.
BOTTOM OF SECOND
Tarik Skubal struggled through the second inning.
Nomar Mazara and Danny Mendick singled with one out and Tim Anderson, who has terrorized the Tigers the last two seasons, doubled down the left field line scoring Mazara.
A Yoan Moncada sacrifice fly and Jose Abreau RBI single added two more White Sox runs, before Skubal got out of the frame with his first major league strikeout.
At 52 pitches, Skubal might be at his pitch limit in his major league debut, as the Tigers trail 4-1.
TOP OF THE SECOND
Jonathon Schoop tied the game with a home run into the left field grandstand, tying the game 1-1.
It was Schoop’s 4th home run of the season.
White Sox starter Dylan Cease got the next three Tiger hitters easily, ending the inning.
Tie game, 1-1, heading into the bottom of the second.
BOTTOM OF FIRST
Tarik Skubal’s first inning in the majors will be one he’d largely rather forget.
But it could have been worse.
Chicago’s Tim Anderson hit Skubal’s third major league pitch into the left-field grandstand for a home run, Anderson’s 5th this season.
Yoan Moncada and Jose Abreu followed with singles, with nobody out.
But Skubal got Eloy Jimenez to bounce into a key double play, and after walking Edwin Encarnacion walked, Skubal induced James McCann into a long fly to center field.
So, it was a good case of damage control by the poised Skubal, who threw 30 pitches in the first inning.
Tim Anderson hit his 5th home run of season, xxx on Skubal’s third major league pitch.
TOP OF FIRST
The Tigers went down quietly in their half of the first inning.
White Sox starter Dylan Cease set all three Tigers hitters down on seven pitches, Miguel Cabrera ending the inning with a liner to right field.
Here it comes, the debut of Tarik Skubal.
Tarik Skubal will make his MLB debut on Tuesday night as the Detroit Tigers take on the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field at 8:10 p.m.
You can follow the action here with live updates throughout the game by Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News.
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