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Chicago White Sox finish sweep of Detroit Tigers with 5-2 win Sunday

By AP | Sep 14, 2020

The Detroit Tigers' Jorge Bonifacio, left, watches his RBI single during the first inning against the White Sox on Sunday in Chicago. (AP photo)

By JOHN JACKSON

Associated Press

CHICAGO — Eloy Jimenez homered, Yoan Moncada had three hits and the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 5-2 on Sunday for their fourth straight win.

AL Central-leading Chicago tuned up for a big series against Minnesota with its ninth consecutive victory against Detroit. The second-place Twins visit the Windy City for four games.

Jimenez had two hits and two RBIs for the White Sox, who have won eight of nine overall. Jose Abreu had a run-scoring single for his major league-best 48th RBI.

Detroit lost for the fifth time in six games. Jorge Bonifacio had two hits and two RBIs, and Spencer Turnbull (4-3) allowed five runs and eight hits in five innings.

“Turnbull had great stuff today,” Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said. “Just a lot of pitches. They rode balls through. They didn’t kill him by any means, but they rode some balls through.”

Jimmy Cordero (1-2) pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings for the win, and Alex Colome got three outs for his 11th save.

Detroit closed out the scoring in the ninth with an RBI single by Bonifacio off Steve Cishek.