Moncada’s five hits and five RBI lead White Sox ahead of Tigers

DETROIT (AP) — Yoán Moncada had five hits and five RBIs, including a single against Kody Clemens, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 13-0 on Wednesday for a three-game sweep.

Moncada, Danny Mendick and Seby Zavala scored for Chicago, which had lost four of five before arriving in Detroit. José Abreu had four hits and two RBIs, and Andrew Vaughn had three hits.

The White Sox finished with 22 hits, compared to four for the Tigers. Davis Martin (1-2) threw 5 1/3 innings on three hits for the win.

Tigers manager AJ Hinch dropped his pitching team after six innings, using position players Harold Castro for the seventh, Clemens for the eighth and Tucker Barnhart for the ninth.

It was the first launch for Clemens, 26, whose father, Roger, has won seven Cy Young Awards. Kody Clemens was charged with one run and three hits – one more than he has hit in his 23 career at bats.

Tigers starter Alex Faedo (1-3) allowed seven runs and nine hits over three innings.

The White Sox took a 3-0 lead at Moncada’s third homer with two outs in the first. He also celibate to Abreu in the eighth and ninth.

Abreu and Harrison added RBI singles in the third, and Mendick made it 6-0 with a homer on Faedo’s first pitch of the fourth.

White Sox right-hander Vince Velasquez pitched 2 2/3 innings before Martin came on. Velasquez was taken off the injured list ahead of the game after being sidelined with a strained left groin.

Zavala’s two-run homer made it 9-0 in the fifth, and Adam Engel’s triple gave the White Sox double numbers in the sixth. Engel was the last Chicago starter to get a hit.

TRAINER’S ROOM

White Sox: RHP Kyle Crick has been placed on the 15-day injured list with an inflamed right elbow.

NEXT

White Sox: Off Thursday before starting a weekend streak in Houston. Lucas Giolito (4-2, 3.88 ERA) is expected to start the opener against Houston’s Framber Valdez (6-3, 2.64 ERA).

Tigers: Start a four-game series with the Texas Rangers on Thursday night, with Beau Briske (1-5, 4.34 ERA) facing Martín Pérez (4-2, 2.18 ERA).


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