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Jose Abreu belted a walk-off, three-run home run with two outs in the 12th inning to lift the host Chicago White Sox to a 9-6 victory against the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night in the second game of the doubleheader.
Yoan Moncada and Ryan Cordell smacked two home runs apiece as the White Sox earned a sweep of the twin bill.
Nicholas Castellanos went 4-for-6 with a home run, a double and three RBIs for Detroit, which out-hit the White Sox 12-10.
John Hicks delivered a go-ahead RBI single against Carson Fulmer with two strikes and two outs in the 10th inning to give the Tigers a 6-5 lead. The White Sox tied the game in the bottom half as Moncada drilled his second home run while saddling closer Shane Greene with a blown save.
Hours after White Sox righty Dylan Cease pitched five innings to earn the victory in his major league debut in the opener, the Tigers’ Tyler Alexander nearly duplicated the feat. Rebounding from early struggles, Alexander allowed two runs on five hits — including a pair of solo home runs — while walking none and striking out four.
Detroit rallied for a pair of two-out runs in the third. Niko Goodrum started the scoring with a single to plate Hicks, who reached on an error to lead off the inning. Goodrum scored on Miguel Cabrera’s RBI single two batters later.
The Tigers surged ahead 4-1 on a two-run home run from Castellanos in the fifth. A run-scoring double from Castellanos in the seventh made it 5-2 Detroit.
The White Sox responded quickly, tying the game in the bottom half behind Cordell’s two-run homer and an RBI sacrifice fly from Moncada.
Jose Ruiz (1-1) earned the victory with a scoreless 12th. Nick Ramirez (3-3) took the loss, allowing three runs and two hits in 1 2/3 innings.
Chicago reached Alexander early, as the switch-hitting Moncada homered to left field just two batters into the game. Power served the White Sox again for their only other run against Alexander, as Cordell homered to center leading off the fifth.
Chicago lefty Ross Detwiler took a no-decision, allowing four runs — two earned — and eight hits in six innings with one walk and two strikeouts.
—Field Level Media