Tigers pitcher Blaine Hardy got his first win of the season on Sunday as the Detroit Tigers beat the Chicago White Sox 3-2.

Hardy, who normally enters the game as a closer, took the White Sox seven innings.

Chicago's lone run at Hardy's expense came off of a Yolmer Sanchez triple into right field during the third inning.

According to the associated press, Hardy did not expect to perform so well.

Sunday's seven innings marked the longest time spent on the mound in his career.

Hardy hasn't logged a loss since the 2015 season. He had one win the past two seasons.

As far as help from his team mates, a Grayson Greiner double and singles from Dixon Machado and Nick Castellanos brought in Detroit's three run support.

Tigers reliever Shane Greene, who entered the game to spell Joe Jimenez in the ninth inning, allowed Chicago's only other run.

Jose Rondon took Greene deep before Detroit logged it's third out and ended the game.