Chris Bassitt pitched into the eighth inning for his first major league win, and the Chicago White Sox slowed Detroit's chase of the AL Central title with a 2-0 victory over the Tigers on Monday night.
Detroit's lead in the division is now at 1 game, after the Royals defeated Cleveland in Game 2 of their doubleheader. Hours earlier, the Indians finished off a win in a suspended game against Kansas City.
Tyler Flowers hit a two-run homer for the White Sox, and the Tigers were unable to take advantage of Chicago's inexperienced starter.
The loss assured Detroit would start a division series on the road, even if it wins the AL Central.
The game turned into an unexpected pitchers' duel between Bassitt and fellow rookie Kyle Lobstein. Both were making their fifth career start, but they looked like aces in the middle of a pennant race.
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