Faedo fans a career-best 10, helping Tigers to a 7-2 win over White Sox

by | May 25, 2023 | Sports

DETROIT — Alex Faedo struck out a career-high 10 batters in six innings and the Detroit Tigers beat the Chicago White Sox 7-2 on Thursday night.Faedo (1-2) has 22 strikeouts and one walk in four starts this season. The 27-year-old right-hander allowed two runs on three hits against the White Sox.“He was incredible,” Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said. “He had a good fastball, a good slider and he mixed in some changeups late. He got into a lot of chase counts and attacked guys.”Faedo, who started the season in Triple-A, won for the second time in 16 career starts.“This felt really good,” he said. “That’s the best slider I’ve had since I’ve been back up here and (Eric) Haase did a great job of calling pitches.”Lucas Giolito (3-4) matched a career-high with seven walks and was tagged for four runs in 3 2/3 innings. He allowed six hits, including a home run, and struck out four. He was also called for two pitch-clock violations.In all, the White Sox walked 11 hitters, but failed to draw any themselves.“It’s a pretty simple game — we gave away too many free bases,” White Sox manager Pedro Grifol said. “(Giolito) has been great, and when he struck out the first two hitters, I thought he was going to be really good again. He just lost the strike zone.”In the third inning, Jake Burger singled, and after Faedo struck out the next two hitters, …

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