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Cease continues to dominate the Tigers in the White Sox victory originally appeared on nbc sports chicago
don’t call him the “Tiger King” Not at all.
With Tuesday’s win at Detroit, White Sox starter Dylan Cease raised his career record against the Tigers to 10-0 in just 11 career starts, matching Clayton Kershaw’s high mark among active players. with the most wins against a single opponent without losing (the Dodgers’ lifelong ace is 10-0 with a 2.19 ERA against the Mets in his decorated career).
“Obviously it’s cool. I try not to make too much of it, because I don’t want to kid myself. But it’s cool and special for sure,” Cease told reporters after the game. “There’s still more work to do, so it’s not something I’m going to overlook in any way.”
Cease’s start Tuesday wasn’t the best against the Tigers, though that speaks more to his past dominance than the night’s outing. In it, he completed five innings and struck out eight batters, but also threw 108 pitches, allowed seven hits and found himself in multiple jams, including a bases-loaded tie in the first inning that eventually gave Detroit an unearned run in a errant pickoff. attempt.
However, that was all the Tigers put up. They finished Cease 0-for-7 innings with runners in scoring position and stranding seven men on base. Buoyed by bullpen innings of Jimmy Lambert, Joe Kelly, and Reynaldo López, the White Sox won 5–1.
Because the one run Cease allowed was unearned, the performance lowered his career ERA against Detroit to 1.91. He also raised his strikeout total against them to 75 in 61 1/3 innings.
And the 2022 season, as a whole, isn’t going too bad either. With the win, Cease went to 5-3 on the season and dropped his ERA to 2.91. His 13 starts now include two against the Tigers, in which he allowed 1 earned run and struck out 16 batters in 10 total innings.
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