The Chicago White Sox blanked the Detroit Tigers 13-0 in Wednesday’s series finale. They completed a three-game sweep in Detroit, improving their record to 30-31.
First, Detroit’s bats were lifeless against the Chicago White Sox pitching. The combination of Vince Velasquez, Davis Martin, and Jose Ruiz held the Tigers to no runs on only four hits.
Velasquez was sharp in his first appearance since coming off of the injured list.
Davis Martin performed well so far in his rookie campaign. He tossed five innings, allowing just three hits, and fanned three batters. In doing so, the righty saved the bullpen for a big upcoming series in Houston after tomorrow’s day off.
Career Game for Yoan Moncada
Yoan Moncada is heating up since being inserted back into the daily lineup. Moncada opened the scoring in the first inning with a three-run homer to right field.
He torched the Tigers for five hits, five RBIs, and two runs on the day. The South Siders didn’t look back after his power shot and the onslaught was on.
Gas On The Fire
The Pale Hose scored two runs in every inning from the third through the sixth. Jose Abreu plated Andrew Vaughn, who led off with a double.
Josh Harrison followed with a single to score Luis Robert who reached on a single. In the fourth, Danny Mendick launched a solo home run over left field and Abreu’s two-out single drove in Vaughn.
Recently called-up White Sox catcher, Seby Zavala, destroyed a two-run homer to left in the fifth.
Moncada led off the sixth with a double. Adam Engel’s liner to left was misplayed by Robbie Grossman for a triple and Moncada scored. Zavala drove in his third run of the afternoon on the ground that scored Engel.
White Sox Offense Adding Insult To Injury
Chicago’s 11-0 lead put the Tigers’ position players on the mound in the eighth inning. Abreu doubled off of Kody Clemens and scored on a single by Yoan Moncada. In the ninth, Tucker Barnhart faired the same fate as Moncada drove in Abreu again on a single to center.
The Chicago White Sox have scored 70 runs in their last ten games.
They placed reliever, Kyle Crick, on the injured list, but Jake Burger was available to pinch-hit and may return to the lineup on Friday.
Michael Kopech will throw a bullpen session in Houston tomorrow to test his knee.
What’s On Tap Next For The Chicago White Sox
The Chicago White Sox travel to Houston and play three games against the Astros after resting on Thursday.
Lucas Giolito looks to rebound from his last start while Houston will send out Framber Valdez. The White Sox’s three-game winning streak will be put to the test against the 1st place Astros. Will the offense show up again on Friday?
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