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White Sox Roll Tigers

In a game heard on WHOW, Jose Abreu hit a pair of two-run homers and Luis Robert singled home the go-ahead run in the fifth inning to help the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 9-5 on Monday night.


Abreu sent a soaring shot over the left-center fence in the first to give the White Sox a 2-0 lead. He hit a line drive in the ninth over a row of hedges beyond the wall in center to give Chicago a four-run cushion.


White Sox right-hander Lance Lynn made his season debut, coming back from surgery on his right knee, and gave up three runs on 10 hits over 4 1/3 innings.


Bennett Sousa (3-0) was credited with the win after throwing 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief.


Rony Garcia (0-2) allowed four runs on five hits and two walks over four-plus innings.


Willi Castro hit a leadoff homer for the Tigers and scored twice. Miguel Cabrera had two hits, including an RBI single. Harold Castro added three hits and two RBIs.


After Will Vest threw an inning of scoreless relief, Andrew Chafin entered for the Tigers and made a costly throwing error in the sixth. Chafin fielded Reese McGuire's sacrifice bunt and threw wide of third base, allowing two runs to score that gave Chicago a 6-3 lead.


The defending AL Central champion White Sox had lost four of five.


Detroit has dropped six of nine.


Jake Burger left midway through the game with a bruised right hand after being hit by a pitch on a swing. X-rays were negative and he's day to day. 


C Yasmani Grandal went on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to June 12, with lower back spasms. 


RHP Michael Kopech had fluid drained out of his right knee, according to La Russa, and will throw a bullpen before it is determined when he will pitch again. 


Two-time All-Star RHP Liam Hendriks was not available due to a sore arm, but the closer did play catch before the game and La Russa said Hendriks is a day closer to returning. 


RHP Vince Velasquez, on the IL with a strained groin, may return to pitch Wednesday.


Chicago expects to start RHP Dylan Cease (4-3, 3.14 ERA), while Detroit is planning a bullpen game Tuesday night.

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