White Sox: Avisail Garica’s 7 RBIs Leads 17-7 Rout of Detroit Tigers

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 14: Yolmer Sanchez
DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 14: Yolmer Sanchez /
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Avisail Garcia was a perfect 5-for-5 with seven RBIs in a 17-7 rout of the Tigers. The White Sox had 25 hits in the game.

Avisail Garcia had a home run and seven RBIs while going 5-for-5 at the dish. The Chicago White Sox pounded Detroit pitching for 25 hits and a 17-7 win on Thursday. Rookie Yoan Moncada was 4-for-5 with a solo home run and Jose Abreu also went 4-for-5 with two RBIs. It was a complete team effort and probably their most impressive offensive performance of the season.

James Shields pitched alright yielding four runs on nine hits in six innings of work. The right hander allowed three home runs but had seven strikeouts to just one walk. The offense won this game because the pitching was just okay. The new additions to the bullpen, Al Alburquerque and Chris Volstad both pitched scoreless innings but then David Holmberg allowed a solo home run and threw a wild pitch that also scored a run.

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It has to feel good that on an afternoon where they allowed seven runs, they still came away with a victory. On any other day, the White Sox would probably go home losers. But the offense came through in a big way. And what was most impressive is everyone was involved. Tim Anderson had three hits and two RBIs and Matt Davidson was 3-for-5 with three RBIs. Tyler Saladino was the only starter who didn’t have a hit.

The White Sox suddenly find themselves on a little bit of a role. After dropping five in a row, they have won five of their last six contests. They’re taking advantage of playing lesser competition and they’re taking care of business. It’s not like they’re in the playoff hunt but they have their pride to play for. This team looked like it had all the makings of a 100 loss team. But now they’re playing better and could exceed expectations with a solid finish to their season.

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The White Sox will look to Carson Fulmer to keep the momentum going on Friday night. He’s coming off an excellent start against the Giants this past Sunday, and hopefully he can build off it. Fulmer is going to get some opportunities to show he can be starter as the season winds down. So it’s up to him to take advantage of that and show the team what he’s made of.