They still reside nearly 30 games under .500, but the White Sox continue to make things interesting.
The White Sox produced double-digit base hits for a sixth straight game Thursday afternoon and tied a club-record with 21 singles in a 17-7 rout of the Detroit Tigers. Yoan Moncada and Avisail Garcia each reached base six times for the White Sox, who finished with 25 hits and have outscored opponents in the past six games 57-18. Moncada scored five runs and Garcia had five hits and a career-high seven RBIs.
-- In reaching base six times, Moncada became the first player under 23 to do so in a game since Mike Trout in 2013, according to ESPN Stats & Info.
-- Garcia is the first White Sox player to have at least six RBIs in a game twice in a season since Tadahito Iguchi, according to CSN’s Chris Kamka.
-- The team’s 25 hits were its most in a game since May 25, 2009, according to Kamka.
-- Moncada and Garcia are the first White Sox players to each reach base six times in a game since Luis Aparicio and Billy Goodman in Game 2 of a June 29, 1958 doubleheader.
-- Moncada, Jose Abreu and Garcia is the first White Sox trio with a four-hit game each since Ray Durham, Dave Martinez and Ron Karkovice on Aug. 11, 1996.
-- Moncada’s first three hits, including a solo homer in the first inning, came off left-handed pitcher Chad Bell. Moncada is now hitting .250/.328/.404 slash line against southpaws after carrying a .397 OPS as recently as last week.
-- Moncada has been red hot since switched he bats on Friday after Abreu ordered him some new ones. He’s 10-for-19 with a triple, home run, three walks, three strikeouts and eight runs in his last 23 plate appearances.
-- Moncada is hitting .229/.353/.407 with five homers and 22 RBIs in 167 plate appearances and has a wRC+ of 108 this season.
-- Abreu went 4-for-5 and drove in two runs, which has him only five shy of reaching the 100-RBI mark for the fourth straight season.