Abreu, White Sox hammer Tigers

Jose Abreu went 4-for-4 with a pair of three-run home runs and a career high-tying seven RBIs and Tim Anderson had four hits and an RBI to power the host Chicago White Sox to a 14-0 victory against the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night.One night after his career-best 22-game hitting streak was snapped, Abreu erupted to help the American League Central-leading White Sox (29-16) to their seventh win in eight games.Every Chicago starter had a hit. Eloy Jimenez had three hits, and Nick Madrigal added two, as the White Sox out-hit the Tigers 19-5.White Sox right-hander Reynaldo Lopez benefited from the deluge of support, pitching five shutout innings to earn his first victory since defeating Detroit on the penultimate day of the 2019 regular season. Lopez (1-2) scattered three hits, one walk and two strikeouts while throwing 75 pitches.Detroit (20-25) lost for the ninth time in 12 games. The Tigers’ best scoring chance came in the fourth. With Willi Castro aboard with a two-out single, Jorge Bonifacio doubled, but Castro was thrown out at the plate on a crisp relay from right field to shortstop.Chicago pitching retired the next 13 Tigers in a row before Detroit hit consecutive singles with one out in the ninth.

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