Joe Crede and Paul Konerko each hit grand slams to back Javier Vazquez's strong start, as the White Sox pounded the Tigers 11-0 today. Konerko's homer came in the third off Kenny Rogers and Crede's grand slam, his second this season, came in the fifth against Zach Miner as the White Sox won for the fifth time in six games over Detroit.
Chicago has a 5 1/2-game lead in the division over the Tigers, who have the worst record in the majors at 2-10. Vazquez won his second straight start, struck out nine and gave up five hits in seven. Rogers gave up seven runs on seven hits and four walks in four-plus innings. The Tigers haven't scored a run in his three starts this season.