Anderson homers twice in Sox win over Tigers
DETROIT (AP) — Tim Anderson is having quite a weekend in Detroit.
Anderson homered twice on his way to a career-high four RBIs, leading Hector Santiago and the Chicago White Sox to an 8-4 victory over the Tigers on Saturday.
Anderson and Jose Abreu each hit a solo drive in the fifth, tying it at 3. Daniel Palka led off the sixth with a tiebreaking shot off Francisco Liriano (3-2), and Anderson’s three-run homer against Louis Coleman made it 7-3 White Sox.
The 24-year-old Anderson also connected during Friday night’s 5-4 loss to Detroit. He is up to 10 homers so far this season.
“I’m having a hot streak right now,” he said. “It’s always nice when you get any kind of RBI, so I’ll take it.”
Santiago (1-2) allowed three runs, two earned, and seven hits in five innings in his first win since May 9, 2017, for Minnesota against the White Sox. He had gone 0-8 with an 8.61 ERA in his previous 11 starts.
“It’s definitely nice to get that first win, and hopefully put a lot more on (the board),” Santiago said. “Overall, I felt pretty good.”
Jeimer Candelario homered twice for Detroit and drove in three runs. Liriano struck out eight in five-plus innings, but was charged with five runs and six hits.
“I have to learn from my mistakes and get better next time,” Liriano said.
Candelario, who had the winning RBI single Friday night in his first game back from the disabled list, belted a two-run shot off Santiago in the first. He added a solo drive in the third, making it 3-1.
“I always prepare myself to the game, always prepare (for) who I’m facing,” said Candelario, who had been sidelined with left wrist tendinitis. “I feel really awesome right now … with my wrist.”
Candelario walked and scored on an error by Anderson in the bottom of the ninth. But Joakim Soria got Niko Goodrum to fly out to end the game.