Yoan Moncada had no trouble taming the fearsome Tigers in Detroit on Wednesday, driving in five runs in a 13-0 win over the Chicago White Sox.
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Moncada is the one who started the party. On his first round of batting, he sent out an offer from pitcher Alex Faedo while Jose Abreu and AJ Pollock were on the trails.
Singles from Moncada, hit in the eighth and ninth innings respectively, allowed Abreu to finish his lap on the trails each time.
Moncada ended the day with five hits and as many RBIs, in addition to twice trailing.
Abreu also did well, with four hits from the safety spot and a walk for two RBIs. The visitors had a total of 22 goals to four for the crowd favorite.
In his first start since being removed from the disabled list, pitcher Vince Velasquez failed to add the win to his list because he was only two and two-thirds of an innings on the mound. Rather, it was Davis Martin (1-2) who clinched the win.
The first inning smiles on the Astros
In the Battle of Texas, the Houston Astros used an excellent first inning to defeat the Rangers 9-2 at Globe Life Field.
Yordan Alvarez, Kyle Tucker, Jose Siri and Martin Maldonado all had productive hits from the safety net to put the Astros 6-0 up when their batting ended.
Maldonado was the most productive in the end, adding a solo homer later in the game to complete it with three RBIs.