Moncada hits long homer as White Sox beat Tigers 7-3

DETROIT (AP) It was a big night for the bench coaches at Comerica Park.

With both managers gone because of a suspension and an ejection, Joe McEwing and Steve Liddle guided their teams through the late innings Friday night. McEwing's Chicago White Sox ultimately won, beating Liddle's Detroit Tigers 7-3.

''It was a real good team win, all the way around,'' McEwing said, deflecting credit afterward.

McEwing at least had some advance notice that he'd be taking over managerial duties. The White Sox were without manager Rick Renteria and shortstop Tim Anderson. Those two were serving suspensions for their actions during Wednesday's bench-clearing fracas against Kansas City.

Liddle, on the other hand, took over in the top of the fifth after Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire was ejected.

Yoan Moncada hit a mammoth home run in the first inning for Chicago, which eventually broke the game open with five runs in the seventh. Carlos Rodon (3-2) allowed a run and three hits in six innings for the White Sox.

Gardenhire was tossed in the fifth for having words with plate umpire Todd Tichenor after Tigers starter Jordan Zimmermann (0-3) walked in a run to give the White Sox a 2-1 lead.

''Gardy wasn't out there talking about the color of the bathroom drapes,'' Liddle said. ''He was just kind of protecting his player. And that's what he's done. I've been around Gardy for a long time, he's been thrown out of a lot of games, and I'd say it's about 90 percent of the time it's because he's protecting the players.''

Josh Harrison, Grayson Greiner and Niko Goodrum homered for Detroit's three runs, but it was Moncada's drive in the first that stood out. His home run , which may have had some help from the wind on a blustery night, carried beyond the two rows of bushes above the wall in center field. It went 458 feet, according to Statcast.

Zimmermann came into the game averaging the fewest walks per nine innings (1.91) of any active pitcher with at least 1,000 innings. He wasn't sharp enough on this night, though. He walked four, one shy of his career high, and allowed five runs in 6 1/3 innings.

''I was around the zone most of the night and a lot of borderline calls that other umpires would've gave me, and I can't live over the plate or I'll be gone in the first inning,'' Zimmermann said. ''So I have to live on the corners and there was a lot of questionable calls tonight. He thought they were balls and I thought they were strikes. You know, he had a bad night.''

Moncada drew a walk with the bases loaded in the fifth, and although Zimmermann looked frustrated and Gardenhire was thrown out of the game, a replay showed that ball four indeed appeared to miss the plate.

In the seventh, Zimmermann was pulled after allowing a two-run single to Leury Garcia. Jose Abreu added a two-run double off reliever Daniel Stumpf to make it 6-1, and Yonder Alonso followed with an RBI single.

Greiner's homer in the bottom of the seventh was the first of his career, and Goodrum added a solo shot in the ninth.

RISING STAR?

Moncada's home run was his sixth of the season, to go along with a .321 average.

''He's doing things that we all knew that he can do, but it's now, when he has the chance to display all the things he can do well - amazing,'' Abreu said through a translator.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Tigers: Harrison, who was hit in the left hand by a pitch in Thursday's game, was in the lineup and homered for the first time this season.

UP NEXT

White Sox: RHP Ervin Santana (0-1) takes the mound Saturday against the Tigers.

Tigers: LHP Daniel Norris (0-0) makes his first start of the season. He's in the rotation now because of a season-ending injury to Matt Moore.

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CHW8-11
1000105007110
DET9-10
001000101370
  • W: C. Rodon (3-2)L: J. Zimmermann (0-3)
  • HR: CHW - Y. Moncada (6), DET - J. Harrison (1), N. Goodrum (2), G. Greiner (1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Garcia SS51220014.276.313.382.6944.5
Y. Moncada 3B42221114.321.361.628.9909.5
J. Abreu 1B51220003.189.274.365.6396.0
Y. Alonso DH50110011.200.325.369.6941.5
E. Jimenez LF50000011.243.300.392.692-0.5
J. McCann C40100010.273.333.424.7580.5
R. Cordell RF32100101.462.5001.0001.5006.0
Y. Sanchez 2B11100300.200.298.240.5387.0
A. Engel CF40100035.138.194.310.504-0.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Harrison 2B41111020.129.205.200.4055.0
    N. Castellanos RF40000000.262.319.400.7190.0
    M. Cabrera DH30100120.268.354.310.6641.0
    N. Goodrum 1B31111102.281.388.509.8977.0
    J. Candelario 3B40100012.224.307.284.5901.5
    D. Peterson LF30100101.176.222.235.4582.0
    G. Beckham SS40100013.241.313.552.8641.5
    G. Greiner C41111011.222.263.315.5785.5
    J. Jones CF30000010.174.269.174.443-0.5
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Abreu (4)
      • HR - Y. Moncada (6)
      • RBI - L. Garcia 2 (9), Y. Moncada 2 (18), J. Abreu 2 (12), Y. Alonso (10)
      • 2-Out RBI - Y. Moncada (9)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - Y. Moncada 4 (4), J. Abreu 3 (3)
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Candelario (4), G. Beckham (3)
      • HR - J. Harrison, N. Goodrum (2), G. Greiner
      • RBI - J. Harrison (3), N. Goodrum (7), G. Greiner (4)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Harrison (2), G. Greiner (3)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Goodrum, J. Candelario, G. Beckham 2 (2), G. Greiner
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - R. Cordell, Y. Sanchez
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Garcia-Sanchez-Abreu; Sanchez-Garcia)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Goodrum-Beckham; Beckham-Harrison-Goodrum)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Rodon (W, 3-2)6.03113612.891.1124.0
      R. Burr1.01110015.731.181.0
      J. Fry1.00000209.451.804.0
      A. Colome1.03110013.000.89-1.0
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Rodon (W, 3-2)6.0
      R. Burr1.0
      J. Fry1.0
      A. Colome1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Zimmermann (L, 0-3)6.16554414.941.210.0
      D. Stumpf0.03220004.151.85-5.0
      R. Garrett1.22001201.291.571.0
      J. Jimenez1.00000204.701.704.0
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Zimmermann (L, 0-3)6.1
      D. Stumpf0.0
      R. Garrett1.2
      J. Jimenez1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Rodon 95-57, R. Burr 15-12, J. Fry 19-13, A. Colome 16-13
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Rodon 5-6, R. Burr 1-2, J. Fry 1-0
      • Batters Faced - C. Rodon 23, R. Burr 4, J. Fry 3, A. Colome 5
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Zimmermann 97-59, D. Stumpf 12-7, R. Garrett 28-15, J. Jimenez 10-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Zimmermann 7-7, R. Garrett 2-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Zimmermann 28, D. Stumpf 3, R. Garrett 7, J. Jimenez 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      CHW8-11
      1000105007110
      DET9-10
      001000101370
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      L. Garcia SS51220014.276.313.382.6944.5
      Y. Moncada 3B42221114.321.361.628.9909.5
      J. Abreu 1B51220003.189.274.365.6396.0
      Y. Alonso DH50110011.200.325.369.6941.5
      E. Jimenez LF50000011.243.300.392.692-0.5
      J. McCann C40100010.273.333.424.7580.5
      R. Cordell RF32100101.462.5001.0001.5006.0
      Y. Sanchez 2B11100300.200.298.240.5387.0
      A. Engel CF40100035.138.194.310.504-0.5
      Total36711715819-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        J. Harrison 2B41111020.129.205.200.4055.0
        N. Castellanos RF40000000.262.319.400.7190.0
        M. Cabrera DH30100120.268.354.310.6641.0
        N. Goodrum 1B31111102.281.388.509.8977.0
        J. Candelario 3B40100012.224.307.284.5901.5
        D. Peterson LF30100101.176.222.235.4582.0
        G. Beckham SS40100013.241.313.552.8641.5
        G. Greiner C41111011.222.263.315.5785.5
        J. Jones CF30000010.174.269.174.443-0.5
        Total323733389-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Abreu (4)
          • HR - Y. Moncada (6)
          • RBI - L. Garcia 2 (9), Y. Moncada 2 (18), J. Abreu 2 (12), Y. Alonso (10)
          • 2-Out RBI - Y. Moncada (9)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - Y. Moncada 4 (4), J. Abreu 3 (3)
          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Candelario (4), G. Beckham (3)
          • HR - J. Harrison, N. Goodrum (2), G. Greiner
          • RBI - J. Harrison (3), N. Goodrum (7), G. Greiner (4)
          • 2-Out RBI - J. Harrison (2), G. Greiner (3)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Goodrum, J. Candelario, G. Beckham 2 (2), G. Greiner
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - R. Cordell, Y. Sanchez
          FIELDING
          • DP - 2 (Garcia-Sanchez-Abreu; Sanchez-Garcia)
          FIELDING
          • DP - 2 (Goodrum-Beckham; Beckham-Harrison-Goodrum)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          C. Rodon (W, 3-2)6.03113612.891.1124.0
          R. Burr1.01110015.731.181.0
          J. Fry1.00000209.451.804.0
          A. Colome1.03110013.000.89-1.0
          Total9.0733383---
          PITCHERSIP
          C. Rodon (W, 3-2)6.0
          R. Burr1.0
          J. Fry1.0
          A. Colome1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          J. Zimmermann (L, 0-3)6.16554414.941.210.0
          D. Stumpf0.03220004.151.85-5.0
          R. Garrett1.22001201.291.571.0
          J. Jimenez1.00000204.701.704.0
          Total9.01177581---
          PITCHERSIP
          J. Zimmermann (L, 0-3)6.1
          D. Stumpf0.0
          R. Garrett1.2
          J. Jimenez1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - C. Rodon 95-57, R. Burr 15-12, J. Fry 19-13, A. Colome 16-13
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Rodon 5-6, R. Burr 1-2, J. Fry 1-0
          • Batters Faced - C. Rodon 23, R. Burr 4, J. Fry 3, A. Colome 5
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - J. Zimmermann 97-59, D. Stumpf 12-7, R. Garrett 28-15, J. Jimenez 10-7
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Zimmermann 7-7, R. Garrett 2-0
          • Batters Faced - J. Zimmermann 28, D. Stumpf 3, R. Garrett 7, J. Jimenez 3
          • 9TH INNING
            Goodrum homered to right center73
          • 7TH INNING
            Greiner homered to left72
            Alonso singled to left, Abreu scored71
            Abreu doubled to deep left, Garcia and Moncada scored61
            Garcia singled to right, Cordell and Sanchez scored41
          • 5TH INNING
            Moncada walked, Cordell scored, Sanchez to third, Engel to second21
          • 3RD INNING
            Harrison homered to left center11
          • 1ST INNING
            Moncada homered to center10
          • 9TH INNING
            • Joe Jimenez relieved Reed Garrett
            • J. Abreu: Ball, Abreu flied out to center
            • Y. Alonso: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Alonso struck out swinging
            • E. Jimenez: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Jimenez struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Alex Colome relieved Jace Fry
            • N. Goodrum: Strike looking, Goodrum homered to right center
            • J. Candelario: Foul, Ball, Candelario doubled to left
            • D. Peterson: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Peterson lined out to second, Candelario out at second
            • G. Beckham: Ball, Strike swinging, Beckham doubled to left center
            • G. Greiner: Strike looking, Foul, Greiner lined out to center
            • End of the 9th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • R. Garrett Pitching:
            • J. McCann: Foul, McCann singled to center
            • R. Cordell: Ball, Cordell reached on fielder's choice to second, McCann out at second
            • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball, Sanchez walked, Cordell to second
            • A. Engel: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Engel struck out swinging
            • L. Garcia: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Garcia reached on an infield single to second, Cordell to third, Sanchez to second
            • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Moncada struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Jace Fry relieved Ryan Burr
            • J. Harrison: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Harrison struck out swinging
            • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Castellanos grounded out to third
            • M. Cabrera: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Cabrera struck out looking
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
            • R. Cordell: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Cordell walked
            • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Cordell stole second, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Sanchez singled to center, Cordell to third
            • A. Engel: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Strike swinging, Sanchez stole second
            • L. Garcia: Garcia singled to right, Cordell and Sanchez scored
            • Daniel Stumpf relieved Jordan Zimmermann
            • Y. Moncada: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Moncada singled to left, Garcia to second
            • J. Abreu: Ball, Foul, Foul, Abreu doubled to deep left, Garcia and Moncada scored
            • Y. Alonso: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Alonso singled to left, Abreu scored
            • Reed Garrett relieved Daniel Stumpf
            • E. Jimenez: Strike swinging, Jimenez grounded out to second, Alonso out at second
            • Middle of the 7th (5 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Ryan Burr relieved Carlos Rodon
            • D. Peterson: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Peterson grounded out to shortstop
            • G. Beckham: Ball, Foul, Beckham lined out to right
            • G. Greiner: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Greiner homered to left
            • J. Jones: Strike swinging, Jones lined out to center
            • End of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
            • Y. Alonso: Foul, Ball, Alonso grounded out to first
            • E. Jimenez: Ball, Jimenez flied out to deep right
            • J. McCann: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Rodon Pitching:
            • N. Castellanos: Ball, Castellanos grounded out to third
            • M. Cabrera: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Cabrera walked
            • N. Goodrum: Goodrum lined out to first
            • J. Candelario: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Candelario popped out to second
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
            • J. McCann: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, McCann grounded out to shortstop
            • R. Cordell: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Cordell singled to right
            • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Sanchez walked, Cordell to second
            • A. Engel: Engel singled to left, Cordell to third, Sanchez to second
            • L. Garcia: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
            • Y. Moncada: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Moncada walked, Cordell scored, Sanchez to third, Engel to second
            • J. Abreu: Ball, Strike looking, Abreu fouled out to second
            • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Rodon Pitching:
            • G. Greiner: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Greiner flied out to deep right
            • J. Jones: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
            • J. Harrison: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Harrison struck out swinging
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
            • J. Abreu: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Abreu lined out to center
            • Y. Alonso: Strike looking, Ball, Alonso grounded out to shortstop
            • E. Jimenez: Strike looking, Ball, Jimenez grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Rodon Pitching:
            • M. Cabrera: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Cabrera struck out looking
            • N. Goodrum: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Goodrum walked
            • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Candelario reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Goodrum out at second
            • D. Peterson: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Peterson walked, Candelario to second
            • G. Beckham: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Sanchez walked
            • A. Engel: Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Engel struck out swinging
            • L. Garcia: Garcia lined out to left
            • Y. Moncada: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Moncada grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Rodon Pitching:
            • G. Greiner: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Greiner struck out swinging
            • J. Jones: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Jones flied out to deep center
            • J. Harrison: Ball, Harrison homered to left center
            • N. Castellanos: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Castellanos flied out to deep left
            • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
            • E. Jimenez: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Jimenez popped out to second
            • J. McCann: McCann grounded out to shortstop
            • R. Cordell: Strike looking, Cordell flied out to right
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Rodon Pitching:
            • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Candelario struck out swinging
            • D. Peterson: Strike looking, Peterson singled to center
            • G. Beckham: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Beckham grounded out to second, Peterson out at second
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
            • L. Garcia: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Garcia flied out to left
            • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Ball, Moncada homered to center
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Abreu singled to left
            • Y. Alonso: Alonso grounded out to shortstop, Abreu out at second
            • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Rodon Pitching:
            • J. Harrison: Strike looking, Ball, Harrison grounded out to shortstop
            • N. Castellanos: Ball, Castellanos lined out to center
            • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Cabrera singled to right
            • N. Goodrum: Goodrum grounded out to first
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)