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The homer-happy White Sox start their home schedule Thursday

06 April 2018

It certainly gives fans something to talk about as they open up their 28th season at Guaranteed Rate Field on Thursday as the welcome the Detroit Tigers in to start a three-game series.

With the bases loaded, Granderson jumped against the wall in left field as he tried to catch a rainbow drive off the bat of Yoan Moncada.

TORONTO, ON - APRIL 3: Tim Anderson #7 of the Chicago White Sox steals second base in the sixth inning during Major League Baseball game action as Yangervis Solarte #26 of the Toronto Blue Jays makes the tag at Rogers Centre on April 3, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. "I feel proud of my team".

Cabrera stumbled after his foot hit the bag awkwardly as he rounded first on a single in the first inning Thursday. One out later, Mahtook scored from third on a roller toward second by Leonys Martin that was hit too slowly to turn a double play, resulting in a forceout. Castellanos and Martinez each had three hits.

Joe Jimenez (1-0) got the win with a scoreless inning in relief, and the Tigers came out on top even though Jordan Zimmermann struggled. The right-hander gave up six runs and nine hits in 4 1/3 innings, but the Tigers improved to 2-4.

Chicago's Adam Engel hit a run-scoring grounder off Danny Barnes in the sixth and Sanchez connected off Tyler Clippard in the eighth.

"It's a bummer", Davidson said. "It's a good-hitting park. When something like that happens, you've got to leave it in that clubhouse and let it go because tomorrow's another day". "To be able to come back and do something on Opening Day and to see the fans and see the people who work here, and just be around it is what's special and I'm excited". "When you locked up you don't think about it, you just think about what's going on. I didn't know if it was clearing or not". Chicago has 12 home runs over its first four games.

The Tigers said the slugger had hip flexor tightness.

Chicago manager Rick Renteria credited Abreu with working the count and waiting for his pitch. Fiers threw around 80 pitches Monday at the team's spring training facility in Florida.

That doesn't mean he's completely turned his back on the present. The Tigers reinstated RHP Johnny Barbato from the 10-day disabled list and optioned him to Triple A Toledo. Jimenez was injured lifting weights at the team's spring training facility in Arizona last week. Diaz hit an RBI double and Donaldson homered off Miguel Gonzalez (0-1). White Sox 4, Blue Jays 3.

Sibetang who was struck out twice with only one base hit after complete six innings, launched the ball to the right field and over the fence strengthening the Blue Jays' lead in the bottom of the seventh inning.Blue Jays' Larson Sibetang homers during last Wednesday's game of the Saipan Baseball League at the Francisco Tanko Palacios Baseball Field.

Blue Jays: RHP Aaron Sanchez (0-1) allowed four runs and eight hits in a March 30 loss to the New York Yankees.

The homer-happy White Sox start their home schedule Thursday