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White Sox pummel Tigers, take two of three in opening series

Apr 10, 2022; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Chicago White Sox center fielder Luis Robert (88) slides safe into home plate against Detroit Tigers catcher Tucker Barnhart (15) during the first inning at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Andrew Vaughn hit a three-run home run and five pitchers limited Detroit to two hits as the visiting Chicago White Sox rolled to a 10-1 win over the Tigers on Sunday afternoon.

Tim Anderson had three hits and scored two runs. Anderson made his season debut after serving a two-game league suspension for bumping an umpire last season.

Jose Abreu supplied two hits, three runs scored and two RBIs and Eloy Jimenez also drove in two runs as the White Sox won two of three in the weekend series.

Chicago starter Michael Kopech gave up one run on two hits in four innings. Kyle Crick (1-0) tossed a scoreless inning and was credited with the win.

Detroit starter Tarik Skubal (0-1) gave up five runs, four earned, on seven hits in four innings. Victor Reyes drove in the lone Detroit run with a triple.

Anderson ripped Skubal’s first offering for a double, setting up a two-run first inning. Luis Robert followed with a single and Anderson scored on Abreu’s groundout. Robert came home on Jimenez’s foul fly to right.

Detroit scored its run in the second. Miguel Cabrera drew a one-out walk and scored on Reyes’ two-out triple. Spencer Torkelson then walked before Kopech retired Tucker Barnhart on a flyout.

Anderson led off the third with a single. Robert hit into a fielder’s choice, erasing Anderson from the basepaths. Abreu then drilled a double to knock in Robert. Abreu moved up to third on a foul fly and scored on Josh Harrison’s infield single.

Chicago made it 5-1 in the fourth. Reese McGuire reached on an error by shortstop Javy Baez and scored on Danny Mendick’s double to left.

Anderson was the catalyst once again when Chicago scored four runs in the seventh. He led off with a double against Elvin Rodriguez and Abreu drew a one-out walk. Jimenez brought home Anderson with a single before Vaughn blasted his second homer of the season.

The White Sox added a run in the ninth when Vaughn picked up his fourth RBI by driving in Abreu.

–Field Level Media