Jimenez belts slam as White Sox pound Tigers

Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez hit a grand slam, tripled and drove in four runs, while fellow rookie Dylan Cease tamed the host Detroit Tigers 10-1 Friday night.Yoan Moncada hit a two-run homer, Yolmer Sanchez had his first career four-hit game and drove in two runs, Jimenez finished with three hits, and Tim Anderson, the majors’ leading batter, added two more of Chicago’s 19 hits.The White Sox (67-86) have won two straight after losing four games in a row.Cease (4-7) coasted through six innings, allowing one run on five hits. He walked two and struck out eight to end a four-start winless streak.On the flip side, the disastrous season continued for both the Tigers (45-108) and starter Jordan Zimmermann (1-12). The right-hander was battered for nine runs in 3 2/3 innings, allowing 11 hits with a walk and six strikeouts. The beatdown raised his season ERA from 6.32 to 6.85.Already leading 4-1, the White Sox blew the game open in the fourth.Daniel Palka, who also finished with three hits, smacked a single, and one out later, Sanchez doubled him home. Anderson singled Sanchez to third, but after a strikeout and an intentional walk, Jimenez grooved a line drive over the fence in right field for his second career grand slam and a 9-1 lead.The White Sox opened the scoring with two in the second, when Jimenez tripled, Zack Collins doubled him home, and Sanchez’s two-out single scored Collins.Moncada extended his hitting streak to eight games with a two-run homer in the third to extend the lead to 4-0, and the Tigers pushed across a run in the bottom of the inning on Miguel Cabrera’s single.

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