The Chicago White Sox came up short in their bid to sweep the Detroit Tigers this weekend, falling 6-3 on Sunday afternoon at Comerica Park.
Gordon Beckham hit his sixth home run of the season for the Tigers, and Willi Castro, Jeimer Candelario and Victor Reyes both went yard as the Tigers avoided the sweep.
Reynaldo López gave up five earned runs in four innings of work, scattering nine hits and allowing three home runs. The bullpen put together four innings of one run baseball, but it wasn’t enough to allow the South Siders to mount a comeback.
Eloy Jiménez hit his 30th home run of the season, and Welington Castillo drove in a run in the loss.
The White Sox got on the board in the first inning thanks to Jiménez, who launched a 424-foot home run to left field to put Chicago up by a pair of runs early in the contest. The Tigers came right back and scored two runs of their own in the bottom of the frame, as Candelario blasted a two-run shot over the center field fence to tie up the game.
The Tigers took the lead in the bottom of the second as Beckham hit a home run to left field, and added single runs in the third and fourth innings to chase Lopez from the game and seize a 5-2 advantage.
The White Sox got a run back in the fifth when Castillo’s single to center field scored Yoán Moncada, but that was all the offense they could muster in dropping the series finale.
The game was the final road contest for the White Sox this season, and they’ll now head home for a seven-game homestand to wrap up the regular season. The homestand will start Tuesday night with the Cleveland Indians coming to town, and Ross Detwiler is expected to pitch in the opener.