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Tale of the Tape: White Sox 10, Tigers 1

by Joe Binder
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Every White Sox player in the lineup recorded at least one hit as the offense exploded for 10 runs on 18 hits. Dylan Cease allowed just one run over six strong as the team steamrolled past Detroit for the easy win.

W: Dylan Cease (4-7) | L: Jordan Zimmermann (1-12)

The Good

  • Yolmer Sanchez (2B): 4-for-6, 2 2B (19), 2 RBI, run
  • Yoan Moncada (3B): 2-for-3, HR (24), BB, 2 RBI, 2 runs
  • Eloy Jimenez (LF): 3-for-5, HR (29), 3B (2), 4 RBI, 2 runs
  • Dylan Cease (SP): 6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 8 K

The Bad

  • The Tigers

Moment of the Game

Eloy Jimenez crushed his second grand slam of the season to break this one wide open in the fourth inning. With the bomb, Eloy became the third White Sox rookie to hit more than one grand slam in their first season. The others: Alexei Ramirez (4) and Carlos Lee (2).

Stats On 35th – Let’s Break this One Down by the Numbers

Today’s Numbers:

17.2, 3, 9, .336, 30


Tonight’s MVP in terms of WPA (Win Probability Added) is Eloy Jimenez. “Da Bess” added 17.2 points to the total thanks to his near cycle and grand slam. Yolmer Sanchez added +13.4 points thanks to his four-hit night and Dylan Cease’s strong outing yielded an additional +9.3 points.


Dylan Cease has now gone three-straight starts with allowing just one run. During that span, he’s thrown 14.1 innings while registering 17 strikeouts, 10 walks, 12 hits surrendered.


Eloy Jimenez’s grand slam tonight was his 29th home run of the season and his second grand slam of the year. Believe it or not, the White Sox have hit 9 grand slams this season, which ranks third in franchise history. The only teams that did better? The 2008 club (12) and 2006 (11). Stat courtesy of Christopher Kamka/Twitter.


After recording two hits tonight, Tim Anderson bumped up his batting average a point to .336 on his quest to the batting title. Yoan Moncada also saw his average jump to .314 after two hits himself.


September 30, 2018 was the last time Daniel Palka had more than one hit in a game. Tonight, he had a trio of singles and scored a run as part of his best performance of the season. While we’re talking about multi-hit games, Yolmer Sanchez also recorded the first four-hit game of his career with a pair of doubles highlighting his evening.

Looking Ahead: White Sox look to take the weekend series

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