>>Huge Rally Sends Sox Past Tigers
Adam Eaton hit a game-ending single in the 12th inning and the Chicago White Sox rallied from seven runs down for a wild 10-9 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night.
J.B. Shuck led off the 12th with a double down the first-base line and advanced to third on Tim Anderson's sacrifice. With the infield playing in, Eaton then bounced a grounder up the middle against Anibal Sanchez (3-7), lifting Chicago to an unlikely victory.
Zach Duke (1-0) pitched a scoreless inning for the win.
The White Sox trailed 7-0 in the third, hurt by another shaky start from James Shields. They faced a 9-7 deficit in the ninth before they got to Francisco Rodriguez for two runs with two outs, snapping a string of 19 straight successful save opportunities for the veteran closer.
Jordan Zimmermann (8-3, 3.30 ERA) tries to get back on track when he faces White Sox RHP Miguel Gonzalez (1-1, 3.57) on Tuesday night.
>>Scherzer Sends Nationals Past Cubs
Max Scherzer retired the first 16 batters he faced and threw seven innings of two-hit ball, striking out 11 in a pitching masterpiece that carried the Washington Nationals past the Chicago Cubs 4-1 Monday night.
Scherzer's bid for his third career no-hitter ended with one out in the sixth when Addison Russell hit a 3-2 pitch into the left-field seats. The only other batter to reach against Scherzer (8-4) was Anthony Rizzo, who doubled in the seventh.
Facing the team with the best record in the majors, Scherzer became the 26th pitcher in baseball history to have 40 games with at least 10 strikeouts. He has won three straight starts, allowing only three runs over 22 innings.
Kyle Hendricks (4-6) gave up four runs and six hits in 5 1/3 innings.
Shawn Kelley got five outs for his first save.
John Lackey (7-2, 2.63 ERA) makes his 400th career start Tuesday night in the second game of the series. The Nationals counter with Gio Gonzalez (3-5, 3.93) who looks to break a four-game losing streak.