DETROIT (AP) — Yoán Moncada had five hits and five RBIs, including a run-scoring single against Kody Clemens, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 13-0 on Wednesday for a three-game series sweep.
Moncada, Danny Mendick and Seby Zavala homered for Chicago, which had dropped four of five before arriving in Detroit. José Abreu had four hits and drove in two runs, and Andrew Vaughn had three hits.
“This was a good day — everyone came ready to work,” White Sox manager Tony La Russa said. “Early on, we had to make some plays so they couldn’t get back into the game.”
The White Sox finished with 22 hits, compared to four for the Tigers. Davis Martin (1-2) pitched 5 1/3 innings of three-hit ball for his first career win.
The Tigers, who have been outscored 33-6 during a four-game losing streak, held a players-only meeting after the game that lasted about 30 minutes.
“It was about a broad range of issues,” Eric Haase said. “We just need to play better.”
Tigers manager A.J. Hinch gave up on his pitching staff after six innings, using Harold Castro for the seventh, Clemens for the eighth, and Tucker Barnhart for the ninth.
“Our bullpen is pretty taxed and we have seven more games before our next day off,” said Hinch, who became the first Tigers manager to use three position players to pitch in one game. “I hate doing that, but I’m trying to give us a chance to win the next game.”
It was the pitching debut for the 26-year-old Clemens, whose father, Roger, won seven Cy Young Awards. Kody Clemens was charged with a run and three hits — one more than he has managed in his 23 career at-bats.
“Roger was one of the greatest competitors this sport has ever seen,” La Russa said. “We had a lot of battles, and I never enjoyed…