The White Sox late season hitting barrage continued on Saturday night as they scored 10 runs on 17 hits against the Tigers. Leading the way were Tim Anderson and Alen Hanson. The last two spots in the order went 7-8 with two walks, five runs, four stolen bases.
The Sox didn’t waste time getting on the board. With two outs in the first, Jose Abreu drew a walk. Nicky Delmonico followed with a line drive into the first row of the right field bleachers to give the Sox a 2-0 lead.
The score jumped to 6-0 after the Sox scored four in the second after two outs. Anderson and Hanson hit back to back doubles. Yolmer Sanchez followed with a walk. Yoan Moncada and Jose Abreu followed with RBI singles to complete the scoring.
The Tigers would cut the lead in half on Reynaldo Lopez, who bent but didn’t break on the evening. Nick Castellanos doubled to start the frame. After a Jeimer Candelario walk, James McCann brought them both in with a triple down the first base line. Tyler Collins would bring McCann in with a sac fly.
Lopez gave up six extra base hits on the evening and only recorded one strikeout, but was able to last seven innings with four runs given up. He pitched a one-two-three first and seventh, but there was a lot of action in between. He took advantage of the generous offense and recorded his second win of the year. Chris Volsted threw the last two innings to close it out.
The White Sox offense kept going in the fourth as Abreu knocked in Hanson with a sac fly. It was Abreu’s 97th RBI of the season. Matt Davidson hit his 25th dinger of the season in the fifth. Sanchez drove in Anderson in the seventh with a sac fly and Moncada followed with an RBI ground out to complete the scoring.
- Avisail Garcia was 2-4 with a walk to continue his hot hitting.
- Anderson stole his 12th and 13th bases of the season on only 14 attempts.
- Sanchez was the only White Sox to not record a hit, but he walked twice and hit a sac fly.
- Davidson was the only White Sox starter to not reach base twice.
- Hanson was 2-2 with two walks before being replaced in the bottom of the seventh by Adam Engel, who singled in the ninth.
- Miguel Cabrera left the game in the top of the fifth with a sore back. It’s been a tough year for the future Hall of Famer as he’s hitting .248.
- The White Sox are now one game behind the Tigers as they attempt to climb out of the cellar.
- Jose Abreu now has 91 runs and 97 RBI as he looks to become the first player since Jermaine Dye and Jim Thome in 2006 to reach the century mark in both in the same season.
Record: 60-88 | Box