Delmonico's HR ignites early outburst, Sox coast


Delmonico’s two-run homer in the opening inning, his eighth home run of the year, paced an early attack against Tigers starter Myles Jaye (1-2), who yielded six runs (five earned) on five hits in 1 2/3 innings. Chicago kept up the pressure with Davidson’s 25th homer, a fifth-inning solo shot off Joe Jimenez, and a pair of manufactured runs in the seventh to move into double digits. James McCann hit a two-run triple in a three-run second inning, part of a three-hit game for him, but the Tigers couldn’t keep pace against White Sox starter Reynaldo Lopez (2-3).

Delmonico rib-eyes: Jaye retired the first two batters in both of his innings before succumbing to a half-dozen two-out runs. The first two of them came after Jose Abreu‘s walk on a 3-2 pitch brought up Delmonico, who turned on a first-pitch fastball and laced a 106.7 mph liner just over the right-field fence for a 2-0 lead in the first.

Fourteen pitches, one big hit: Lopez had an 0-2 count on Mikie Mahtook in the fourth inning and was a pitch away from stranding a leadoff runner at first base. Instead, Mahtook took a couple close pitches for balls and fouled off eight others to keep his at-bat alive before sending a line drive into the gap in right-center field, scoring Jeimer Candelario from first base to cut Chicago’s lead to 7-4.

Jason Beck has covered the Tigers for since 2002. Read Beck’s Blog, follow him on Twitter @beckjason and listen to his podcast.

Kyle Beery is a contributor to based in Detroit and covered the White Sox on Saturday.

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