CHICAGO — Eloy Jiménez homered, Yoán Moncada had three hits and the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 5-2 on Sunday for their fourth straight win.
AL Central-leading Chicago tuned up for a big series against Minnesota with its ninth consecutive victory against Detroit. The second-place Twins visit the Windy City on Monday for the opener of a four-game set.
Jiménez had two hits and two RBIs for the White Sox, who have won eight of nine overall. José Abreu had a run-scoring single for his major league-best 48th RBI.
Detroit lost for the fifth time in six games. Jorge Bonifacio had two hits and two RBIs, and Spencer Turnbull (4-3) allowed five runs and eight hits in five innings.
Jimmy Cordero (1-2) pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings for the win, and Alex Colomé got three outs for his 11th save.
Chicago starter Jonathan Stiever got off to a shaky start in his major league debut, allowing two walks and a single to his first three batters. But the right-hander limited the damage to one run on an RBI single by Bonifacio.
Stiever, a fifth-round pick in the 2018 draft, retired his last nine batters before he was lifted with two out in the fourth.
The White Sox tied it on Moncada’s RBI double in the second. Jiménez then made it 2-1 with a solo drive in the fourth for his 13th homer.
Chicago broke it open with three runs in the fifth. Tim Anderson and Abreu had run-scoring singles and Jiménez added a run-scoring groundout.
Detroit closed out the scoring in the ninth with an RBI single by Bonifacio off Steve Cishek.