White Sox 17, Tigers 7

Starkville Daily News - - MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL -

DETROIT — Avi­sail Gar­cia went 5 for 5 and drove in a ca­reer-high seven runs, Yoan Mon­cada scored five times and the Chicago White Sox pounded out 25 hits while rout­ing the Detroit Tigers.

The White Sox posted their high­est hit to­tal since get­ting 26 against Bal­ti­more in 1981. The mod­ern ma­jor league record for hits in a nine-in­ning game is 31, by Mil­wau­kee in 1992 and the New York Giants in 1901.

Gar­cia and Mon­cada each home­red, and Jose Abreu added three hits.

Mon­cada had four hits and walked twice. The rookie had a chance to be­come the first White Sox player to reach base seven times in a nine-in­ning game, but struck out in the ninth. Chicago has won five of six.

Miguel Cabr­era, Ian Kinsler, Ni­cholas Castel­lanos and Jeimer Can­der­lario home­red for Detroit. The Tigers got six ex­tra-base hits to Chicago's four, but lost their sixth in a row.

James Shields (4-6) won for the first time on the road since May 12, 2016, a span of 18 starts.

Chad Bell (0-3) al­lowed six runs on nine hits and a walk in 3 1/3 in­nings. In three starts since mov­ing into the ro­ta­tion, he's 0-2 with a 9.75 ERA.

Mon­cada was the sec­ond bat­ter of the game, and he hit a solo home run to get the White Sox go­ing.

Tim An­der­son, who had three hits, had a two-run sin­gle in the fourth that put Chicago ahead 4-2. Gar­cia hit a three-run homer to cap a four-run sixth that made it 10-2.

The Tigers used eight pitch­ers, and six of them gave up runs.

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