DETROIT (AP) — Andrew Vaughn hit his first career grand slam, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 11-5 on Sunday.
Eloy Jiménez and AJ Pollock also connected as Chicago won for the third time in four games. Jiménez finished with three hits and three RBIs, and Gavin Sheets had two hits and two RBIs.
The White Sox are trying to catch AL Central-leading Cleveland, but they are running out of time. They trailed the Guardians by 4 1/2 games heading into play on Sunday.
Chicago hosts Cleveland on Tuesday night in the opener of a three-game series.
The White Sox improved to 12-4 against the last-place Tigers in the season series. The teams play again in Chicago next weekend.
The reigning AL Central champions grabbed control with five runs in the fifth. Sheets snapped a tie with a bases-loaded walk against Drew Hutchison (2-9), and Vaughn made it 7-2 when he drove a 1-2 slider from James Foley deep to left-center for his team-high 17th homer.
The White Sox (76-71) have recorded 31 homers in their last 19 games. They are 27-5 when they hit at least two homers.