This Afternoon’s Game
White Sox vs. Twins at Target Field (1:10 p.m.
, CT, CSN) in the finale of the four-game series. Starters: LHP Hector Santiago (3-7, 3.37) for the Sox, RHP Samuel Deduno (7-6, 3.54) for Minnesota. Santiago is limiting righthanders to a .227 average, the third-lowest mark among American League lefties.
Sox Starting Lineup: De Aza, CF; Beckham, 2B; Ramirez, SS; Dunn, DH; Konerko, 1B; Garcia, RF; Keppinger, 3B; Viciedo, LF; Phegley, C.
Play(s) of the Day
Dayan Viciedo’s three-run homer with two outs in the fourth inning, his 10th, gave the Sox a 5-3 lead and Alejandro De Aza’s two-out, two-run blast in the ninth, his 14th, provided some breathing room as we held on for our second straight against the Twins, 8-5…Adam Dunn, who went 3-4, Paul Konerko and Avisail Garcia all chipped in with an RBI apiece…Chris Sale won his third game in a row and ninth of the year, working seven innings and allowing three runs and striking out eight…Addison Reed came on for a 1-2-3 seven-pitch ninth and closed it out by striking out Joe Mauer for his 30th save.
Enjoy the Viciedo and De Aza homers:
Quote of the Day
Former Sox star and broadcaster Tom “Wimpy” Paciorek, subbing for Steve Stone in the WGN-TV booth, commenting–tongue in cheek–on Robin’s consistently calm, cool and collected demeanor in the dugout during last night’s offensive outburst:
“Once again, Robin is working himself into a frenzy on the bench.”
Off-day…On Tuesday, White Sox vs. Royals at Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City (7:10 p.m., CT, WCIU) in the opener of a three-game series. Starters: LHP John Danks (2-10, 4.54) for the Sox, RHP Ervin Santana (8-6, 3.19) for K.C.
Did You Know…
…that four of the five starters in the Sox rotation are 25-years-old or younger with Danks the “old man” at a spry 28? Sale and Jose Quintana are 24 while Santiago and Andre Rienzo are both 25.
Photo of the Day