Chicago White Sox hold on for 6-3 win over Detroit Tigers
By DAVE HOGG
DETROIT — When a major league player hits his first home run, his team usually needs to negotiate with a fan to get the ball.
The Chicago White Sox didn’t have that problem Tuesday.
Ryan LaMarre’s line drive to left field bounced off the top of the bullpen shelter and into the hands of a familiar face.
“My uncle caught it,” said LaMarre, who was born 10 miles north of Comerica Park and played college baseball at Michigan. “I’m not sure which uncle — I have a lot of them — but one of them caught it. It was crazy.”
LaMarre hit the homer in his 168th plate appearance.
The home run gave the White Sox a 4-3 lead in the second inning, and Lucas Giolito pitched out of a bases-loaded, none-out jam in the sixth inning as the White Sox held on to win 6-3.
Chicago improved to 2-9 against Detroit this season.
Giolito (8-9) allowed three runs and eight hits and one walk in six innings.
The Tigers got runners to the corners in the ninth, but Xavier Cedeno struck out Nicholas Castellanos to earn his first save since Aug. 11, 2015.
Blaine Hardy (4-5) took the loss, allowing four runs in four innings.