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White Sox Crush Tigers

Yoan Moncada had five hits and five RBIs, including a run-scoring single against Kody Clemens, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 13-0 on Wednesday for a three-game series sweep.


Moncada, Danny Mendick and Seby Zavala homered for Chicago, which had dropped four of five before arriving in Detroit. Jose Abreu had four hits and drove in two runs, and Andrew Vaughn had three hits.


The White Sox finished with 22 hits, compared to four for the Tigers. Davis Martin (1-2) pitched 5 1/3 innings of three-hit ball for his first career win.


The Tigers, who have been outscored 33-6 during a four-game losing streak, held a players-only meeting after the game that lasted about 30 minutes.


It was the pitching debut for the 26-year-old Clemens, whose father, Roger, won seven Cy Young Awards. Kody Clemens was charged with a run and three hits - one more than he has managed in his 23 career at-bats.


Tigers starter Alex Faedo (1-3) allowed seven runs and nine hits in three-plus innings.


The White Sox grabbed a 3-0 lead on Moncada's third homer with two out in the first. He also singled in Abreu in the eighth and ninth.


Abreu and Harrison added RBI singles in the third, and Mendick made it 6-0 with a homer on Faedo's first pitch of the fourth.


White Sox right-hander Vince Velasquez pitched 2 2/3 innings before Martin came in. Velasquez was activated off the injured list after being sidelined by a strained left groin.


Zavala's two-run homer made it 9-0 in the fifth, and Adam Engel's triple got the White Sox to double digits in the sixth. Engel was the last Chicago starter to get a hit.


The White Sox are off Thursday before starting a weekend series in Houston. Lucas Giolito (4-2, 3.88 ERA) is scheduled to start the opener against Houston's Framber Valdez (6-3, 2.64 ERA).

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