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The White Sox Bats Light Up Tigers Pitching

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White Sox Bats Light Up Tigers Pitching

On Thursday afternoon, the Chicago White Sox bats lit up the Detroit Tigers pitching staff. When the dust finally settled, the White Sox took the win 17-7. The game was full of highlights, as the Sox racked up 25 hits in the victory.

Notable performances include third baseman Matt Davidson, who went 3 for 5 with a double and 3 RBIs. Jose Abreu also had a great day. He went 4 for 5 with a with 2 RBIs before being replaced by Nicky Delmonico in the 9th. Yoan Moncada continued his hot streak, going 4 for 5 with 2 walks and a solo home run in the top of the 1st. Moncada also swiped a base in the second inning.

Even with all those great performances the player of the game is…Avisail Gracia! Garcia hit 5 for 5 with a walk and a 3 run homer. That performance drove in 7 runs, Garcia definitely led the charge for the White Sox bats.

The White Sox bats definitely lit up the score board, but Tyler Saladino got left out. He finished the game going 0 for 6 with 1 strikeout. He left a total of 11 runners on base.

James Shields

The White Sox had James Shields on the mound to start the game. He pitched 2 scoreless innings before he gave up homers to Miguel Cabrera and Nick Castellanos in the 3rd. He ran into some trouble again in the 6th. Jeimer Candelario hit a solo home run putting the Tigers run total at 3.

Shields would go on to finish the inning giving up 1 more run on a Jose Iglesias double. Shields final pitching line was 6 innings pitched giving up 9 hits and 4 earned runs. He struck out 7 and walked 1.

Moncada Makes History

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Moncada finished the game 4 for 5 with 2 walks, which put him on base a total of 6 times. He became the youngest White Sox player (age 22y 110d) to reach base 5 times in a game since Frank Thomas (22y 109d) did it on 9/13/1990.

He also scored 5 runs against Detroit, which ties him with recently inducted Hall of Famer Tim Raines, for the club record of total runs scored in one game.