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White Sox destroy Bengals, 10-1

Chicago White Sox v Detroit Tigers
Big Baby go boom: Before the game, Eloy’s 162-game rate was 39 homers and 100 RBIs ... and that rate has gone up since then.
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As much as you want to talk all night about this one, there’s not a lotta dramatic arc or plot points. The White Sox came out storming against Detroit, going up 9-1 after four, eventually beating the Tigers, 10-1.

Everyone in the White Sox lineup had at least one hit, and even third base sub Danny Mendick nabbed one in his only at-bat. Some highlights:

  • Yolmer Sánchez had a four-hit night in the leadoff spot (a pair of singles and doubles).
  • Tim Anderson went 2-for-5, with a double and his 17th steal of the season. Anderson is now hitting .336, and let’s not look past a pretty sweet .867 OPS.
  • Yoán Moncada went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer, up to a .314 BA and .915 OPS.
  • Daniel Palka had three hits and no Ks on the day, shooting his average up to .072.
  • And the Big Baby had a night to remember, with a back-to-back hustle triple and grand slam as part of a 3-for-5, four-RBI night.

The White Sox clobbered Jordan Zimmermann and Detroit pitching for 17 hits, and yet still (!) managed an unruly K/BB, with 12 whiffs and just two walks.

White Sox pitching, led by six strong innings from Dylan Cease, was just sensational tonight, totaling seven hits and one earned against nine Ks and two walks.

The win puts the White Sox back solid 70-win pace (71-91) and you have to think that six more games against Detroit this season makes the mark a cinch.

Tomorrow night, it’s an hour earlier, 5:10 p.m. Central, on NBCSCH and WGN-AM, with Iván Nova getting the start.

Poll

Who was tonight’s Player of the Game?

This poll is closed

  • 5%
    Yolmer Sánchez, 4-for-6
    (10 votes)
  • 0%
    Tim Anderson, 2-for-5 with a steal
    (1 vote)
  • 7%
    Daniel Palka, three hits
    (15 votes)
  • 69%
    Eloy Jiménez, 3-for-5, grand slam
    (134 votes)
  • 16%
    Dylan Cease, six innings, one earned, eight Ks
    (32 votes)
192 votes total Vote Now