09/20 21:29 CDT Jimnez's slam helps White Sox rout Tigers 10-1
Jimnez's slam helps White Sox rout Tigers 10-1
By NOAH TRISTER
AP Baseball Writer
DETROIT (AP) --- Eloy Jimnez hit a grand slam in the fourth inning, and Yon
Moncada also went deep for Chicago as the White Sox breezed to a 10-1 victory
over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night.
Tim Anderson had two more hits in his pursuit of the American League batting
title, and the White Sox chased Jordan Zimmermann (1-12) in the fourth. The
Detroit right-hander allowed several hard-hit balls and received little help
from his defense, which made three errors in the first four innings.
Dylan Cease (4-7) allowed a run and five hits in six innings --- the first
quality start for the White Sox since Sept. 6. Cease struck out eight with two
Moncada's two-run homer in the third put the White Sox up 4-0. The Tigers
intentionally walked him the following inning to load the bases, and Jimnez
followed with a drive to right for the rookie outfielder's 29th home run of the
year. That made the score 9-1 and ended Zimmermann's outing. He allowed nine
runs and 11 hits in 3 2/3 innings.
Anderson entered the day leading DJ LeMahieu of the New York Yankees by six
points in the AL batting race. The Chicago infielder doubled and singled Friday
and raised his average from .335 to .336.
Detroit (45-108) is likely to pick first in the draft for the second time in
three years. The Tigers have baseball's worst record, and the closest team to
them is Baltimore, which won Friday to move 4 games above Detroit.
Jimnez finished a double shy of the cycle, and Yolmer Sanchez had four hits
White Sox: Chicago put RHP Dylan Covey (right shoulder inflammation) on the
injured list, retroactive to Monday.
White Sox: Ivan Nova (10-12) is slated to start for Chicago in the second game
of this series.
Tigers: Tyler Alexander (1-3) takes the mound for Detroit.
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