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Sanchez triples twice by 5th inning vs. Tigers

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CHICAGO -- Yolmer Sanchez propelled the White Sox offense during Thursday's home opener against the Tigers at Guaranteed Rate Field with triples in the first and fifth innings.

The third baseman connected on the first pitch from Jordan Zimmermann in the first with Avisail Garcia and Matt Davidson on base, driving the ball down the right-field line to plate two. In the fifth, Sanchez scored Davidson with another triple to right off of reliever Warwick Saupold to increase the White Sox lead to 6-3.

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CHICAGO -- Yolmer Sanchez propelled the White Sox offense during Thursday's home opener against the Tigers at Guaranteed Rate Field with triples in the first and fifth innings.

The third baseman connected on the first pitch from Jordan Zimmermann in the first with Avisail Garcia and Matt Davidson on base, driving the ball down the right-field line to plate two. In the fifth, Sanchez scored Davidson with another triple to right off of reliever Warwick Saupold to increase the White Sox lead to 6-3.

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Sanchez knocked out eight triples in 2017 and now has seven RBIs this season.

Video: Sanchez's RBI triple in the 5th

Scott Merkin has covered the White Sox for MLB.com since 2003. Read his blog, Merk's Works, follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin, on Facebook and listen to his podcast.

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