Last Night a Walkoff, Today a Sweep?
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
This Afternoon’s Game
White Sox vs. Tigers at U.S. Cellular Field (1:10 p.m., CT, CSN) in the finale of the three-game series as the Sox go for the sweep. Starters: LHP John Danks (2-10, 4.52) for the Sox, RHP Rick Porcello (8-6, 4.32) for Detroit.
Sox Starting Lineup: De Aza, LF; Beckham, 2B; Ramirez, SS; Dunn, DH; Garcia, RF; Keppinger, 1B; Gillaspie, 3B; Flowers, C; Jor. Danks, CF.
Play(s) of the Day
Avi Garcia, displaying his exceptional speed, tripled in a pair of runs against his ex-mates in the fourth inning last evening and came around to score on an error to give the Sox a 3-1 advantage. Garcia, who reached base three times (adding a single and a walk), also scored the winning run on Alejandro De Aza’s walkoff single in the bottom of the 11th which gave us the 4-3 win. It was De Aza’s second game-winning hit of the homestand.
Here are the video highlights:
Quote(s) of the Day
The Tigers’ Torii Hunter on the Sox and Garcia specifically (via @ChuckGarfien):
“Trust me they won’t be held down too long. Next year is going to be a totally different scene for the White Sox.”
“This guy (Garcia) wants to be the best. I definitely think he’s going to be one of the stars of the game.”
White Sox vs. Twins at Target Field (7:10 p.m., CT, CSN) in the opener of a four-game set. Starters: RHP Andre Rienzo (0-0, 4.42) for the Sox, RHP Mike Pelfrey (7-11, 2.77) for Minnesota.
Did You Know…
…that Jordan Danks, with two hits last night, is hitting .286 with a homer over his last 13 games since being recalled from Class AAA Charlotte?
Photo of the Day
The A-Team: Alejandro proudly heads to first while a happy Avi coasts home with the winning run.