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White Sox Throttle Tigers

In a game heard on WHOW, Andrew Vaughn hit his first career grand slam, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 11-5 on Sunday.


Eloy Jimenez and AJ Pollock also connected as Chicago won for the third time in four games. Jimenez finished with three hits and three RBIs, and Gavin Sheets had two hits and two RBIs.


The White Sox are trying to catch the AL Central-leading Guardians, but they are running out of time. They trail Cleveland by 3 1/2 games after the Guardians lost 3-0 to Minnesota.


Chicago hosts Cleveland on Tuesday night in the opener of a three-game series.


The White Sox improved to 12-4 against the last-place Tigers in the season series. The teams play again in Chicago next weekend.


The reigning AL Central champions grabbed control with five runs in the fifth

Sheets snapped a tie with a bases-loaded walk against Drew Hutchison (2-9), and Vaughn made it 7-2 when he drove a 1-2 slider from James Foley deep to left-center for his team-high 17th homer.


The White Sox (76-71) have recorded 31 homers in their last 19 games. They are 27-5 when they hit at least two homers.


Tanner Banks (2-0) pitched three innings for the win.


White Sox CF Luis Robert (hand) was held out of the lineup as a precaution. Cairo said Robert could return Tuesday. 


RHP Michael Kopech (shoulder), who was placed on the 15-day IL on Saturday, said he was shut down as a precaution and hopes to return before the end of the season.


There was no word on a starting pitcher for either team for Tuesday. Chicago's pitching plan remains in flux after Johnny Cueto got sick.

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