Three-homer inning elevates Tigers over White Sox
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[September 06, 2018]
Ronny Rodriguez and JaCoby Jones
hit back-to-back homers during a six-run fourth inning, and the
visiting Detroit Tigers battered the Chicago White Sox 10-2 on
The game was interrupted by a 28-minute rain delay in the second
inning and a 33-minute delay in the fifth.
Mikie Mahtook also homered during the big inning, and Jeimer
Candelario had a solo shot along with two other hits while scoring
twice. Jim Adduci and Nicholas Castellanos contributed three hits
apiece and combined for three runs and two RBIs.
James McCann added two hits, a run and an RBI as everyone in the
Tigers' starting lineup had at least one hit and either scored or
drove in at least one run.
Jordan Zimmermann (7-6), pitching around the rain delays, went the
minimum to get the victory. He tossed five scoreless innings,
allowing two hits and one walk while striking out three.
Chicago rookie starter Michael Kopech (1-1) was pounded for seven
runs on nine hits in 3 1/3 innings. He walked one and fanned six.
Kopech had allowed only one run total in his previous three major
Leading off the game, Candelario hammered an inside pitch into the
upper deck just inside the foul pole. Candelario's 17th homer of the
season was just his second since Aug. 7.
Kopech fell apart in the fourth, giving up five extra-base hits
during the six-run inning before he was removed. Mahtook, leading
off, pulled an inside pitch over the left field wall to get the
barrage started. Following a McCann single, Rodriguez also homered
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Tigers left fielder Mikie Mahtook (8) hits a home run against the
Chicago White Sox in the fourth inning at Guaranteed Rate Field.
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Jones then went to the opposite field for the Tigers' third long
ball in four batters. Dawel Lugo doubled and scored one out later on
Adduci's double. Dylan Covey relieved Kopech and promptly gave up an
RBI single to Castellanos.
Victor Martinez's two-run single and McCann's RBI single in the
sixth made it 10-0.
The White Sox broke through in the seventh on a run-scoring throwing
error and Jose Rondon's RBI single.
Detroit finished with a 12-7 record in the season series against
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