CHICAGO (AP) — A hooking line drive late in the Tigers-White Sox game Tuesday night suddenly turned everyone’s attention to the stands.A fan was hit in the face by a foul ball Adam Ottavino Jersey
, bled profusely before walking to the first aid station and was taken to a hospital, briefly delaying Detroit’s 8-3 win.A White Sox spokesperson said the middle-aged male fan was transported to Rush University Medical Center for treatment.The man was sitting in the first row on the first base side at Guaranteed Rate Field — well beyond where the netting extends to the end of the camera box past the dugout — when he was struck by Jeimer Candelario’s foul leading off the Tigers ninth.The game was held up for a couple minutes while he was treated at his seat. He eventually walked away under his own power, escorted by stadium personnel.“I was scared and I hope everything is good for him,” Candelario said. “I think he tried to turn away from and it just moved back and the ball hit him.”“I don’t know what part of the face it hit. It’s sad,” he said.Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire didn’t see the impact, but said he saw Candelario’s foul ball “hook and then I heard everybody yell.”“That’s the scary part of the game,” Gardenhire said. “This is very fast game and they hit the ball very hard. That’s the worst feeling in the world when you’re sitting in that dugout and see a line drive go into the stands.”“I think it hit a gentleman and hopefully he’s OK. I know it got him pretty good from what they said,” he said.Mikie Mahtook hit a two-run homer and rookie Grayson Greiner drove in three runs as Francisco Liriano won for the first time in over four months.Greiner had a two-run double during a five-run second inning. Dawel Lugo also had a two-run double during the burst.After being staked to an early lead, Liriano (4-9) allowed two earned runs in five innings to earn his first victory since April 28. The 34-year-old left-hander ended his 0-8 drought that covered 16 starts and one relief appearance. During his slide, Liriano had a 5.56 ERA.“I just tried to focus and work on the things I needed to work on,” Liriano said. “I’ve been struggling the last couple of months, but you have to put that behind you and just come ready to pitch every five days.”Sandy Baez, Joe Jimenez and Alex Wilson followed Liriano with four scoreless innings of relief.Yoan Moncada and Ryan Cordell drove in runs for the White Sox.Lucas Giolito (10-10) entered with a 3-0 record and 2.84 ERA in his previous four outings. He lasted just 1 1/3 innings and was charged with four earned on four hits and two walks.“They had some really good at-bats and I just let the game speed up on me,” Giolito said. “Instead of kind of being within myself, slowing it down, I just kind of let it speed up.”“You do that at this level and you’re going to have the kind of inning I had in the second,” he said.Greiner’s double to the right-center warning track with the bases loaded and none out drove in Detroit’s first two runs. Lugo’s double to the left-center gap made it 4-0 and he advanced to third when center fielder Adam Engel didn’t field the ball cleanly.Lugo scored when the White Sox couldn’t complete a double play on Jim Adduci’s grounder.Greiner drove in another unearned run with a single in the third to make it 6-0 after catcher Kevan Smith dropped his popup behind the plate.Mahtook hit his sixth homer in the eighth off Ryan Burr to make it 8-3.TRAINER’S ROOMTigers: Gardenhire said RH starter Michael Fulmer http://www.rockiesfanproshop.com/authentic-pat-valaika-jersey
, who suffered a right shin contusion on Monday when he was hit by Daniel Palka’s hard comebacker, shouldn’t miss a turn in the rotation. Fulmer left the game in the sixth inning after being struck, but played catch on Tuesday as usual and said he felt fine.White Sox: OF Ryan LaMarre started in left after exiting Sunday’s game with right hip soreness.UP NEXTDetroit RHP Jordan Zimmermann (6-6, 4.22) faces White Sox rookie RHP Michael Kopech (1-0, 0.82) in the series finale on Wednesday night. The 22-year-old Kopech, Chicago’s top pitching prospect, will make his fourth start since being recalled from Triple-A on Aug. 21. LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw has heard the chatter that he’s in decline. He’s eager to prove the doubters wrong while wearing a Los Angeles Dodgers uniform.The ace agreed to a $93 million, three-year contract Friday after initially opting out of his previous deal and choosing free agency.“There’s been a lot of people saying that I’m in decline or not going to be as good as I once was,” he said. “I’m looking forward to proving a lot of people wrong with that.”Kershaw opted out of a $215 million, seven-year contract that had two seasons remaining at a total of $65 million. Signed in January 2014, it called for salaries of $32 million next year and $33 million in 2020.The new deal involves a $23 million signing bonus, payable in equal installments on June 30 in each of the next three years, and annual salaries of $23,333,333.“I wanted to stay here, so financial, everything aside Daniel Castro Jersey
, it was more valuable to me to just stay here,” he said.Also Friday, the Dodgers made $17.9 million qualifying offers to two of their other free agents: pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu and catcher Yasmani Grandal.Kershaw gets an additional $28 million in guaranteed money. The new agreement includes $4 million annually in performance bonuses, in four $1 million increments for 24, 26, 28 and 30 games started, which could raise the deal’s value to $105 million over three years.The left-hander also can earn award bonuses of $1.5 million for winning the NL Cy Young Award or $500,000 for finishing second or third in the voting.Kershaw, his wife Ellen and their two young children make their offseason home in the Dallas area, and if the Texas Rangers had had a winning season “it would have been something to consider for sure,” he said.“It really wasn’t as much of a question for me this time around,” he said. “My kiddos love it here. Ellen loves it here. I love it here. I love the team here, and there’s not many opportunities that meet all the criteria that Ellen and I would be looking for. And myself personally, a chance to win every single year, it doesn’t come around like this in LA very often.”The money designated a signing bonus will not be subject to state income because Texas does not have a state income tax.Winner of the NL Cy Young in 2011, ’13 and ’14, Kershaw was limited to 26 starts this year because of a back injury and went 9-5 with a 2.73 ERA while striking out 155. The Dodgers lost in the World Series for the second straight season ttp://www.rockiesfanproshop.com/authentic-tony-wolters-jersey
, with Kershaw taking the loss in Sunday’s season-ending Game 5 defeat to Boston. His average fastball velocity dropped by 2 mph in the past year to 91 mph.“I plan on getting back to that level that I was at,” he said. “There’s a lot of guys older than me, and there’s a lot of guys with more innings than me in the big leagues that are still maintaining their velocity.”A herniated disk in his back sidelined him in 2016. He had a less significant back problem this year and a shoulder issue.“No more DL time,” he said. “From there, hopefully the getting people out thing will take care of itself.”At 30, Kershaw has experienced a fastball velocity decrease, and he missed time this season because of two stints on the disabled.“While I did have a little bit of a back issue this year, it wasn’t very significant. I missed more time this year because of the shoulder,” he said. “I really believe that for three years I can be just as good as I ever have been. And I’m not saying I can’t be good past that. But that’s as long as I was willing to commit to right now.”Kershaw remains the face of the franchise and his dedicated work habits have filtered down to the younger pitchers on the staff.“He’s made as much of an impact as you can on an organization in terms of the success we’ve had,” Andrew Friedman, president of baseball operations, said Thursday.Kershaw has a career 153-69 regular-season record with a 2.39 ERA in 318 games but it’s in the postseason where his numbers drop. He’s 9-10 with a 4.32 ERA. He gave up four runs in seven innings in Game 5 of the World Series.“Winning is still the most important thing for me,” he said.