Sox Turn It On In Texas Finale, Tigers Up Next
Monday, April 21, 2014
The Danks Brothers
John pitches tonight against the Tigers in Detroit and Jordan is leading off and playing center field after homering yesterday in the Sox’ 16-2 victory over Texas.
White Sox vs. Tigers at Comerica Park (6:08 p.m., CT, WCIU) in the first of a four-game series. Starters: LHP Danks (1-0, 3.32) for the Sox, RHP Anibal Sanchez (0-1, 3.21) for the Tigers. John will be making his fourth start of the season. He received a no decision in his last start on April 16 vs. the Red Sox, making his third consecutive quality start. He allowed one run, three hits and four walks over six innings. He struck out three.
Sox Starting Lineup: Jor. Danks CF, Semien 2B, Gillaspie 3B, Abreu 1B, Dunn DH, Viciedo RF, Ramirez SS, De Aza LF, Nieto C.
Plays of the Day
The Sox pounded out 18 hits and scored seven runs in the ninth yesterday in the win over Texas. Jordan Danks (1st) and Jose Abreu (5th) each hit two-run homers, Abreu added two doubles and three RBI, Dayan Viciedo walloped a solo shot (1st), a two-base hit and a run-scoring single while Marcus Semien cranked a bases-clearing triple, had three singles and drove in four…and there was more–Tyler Flowers collected three singles and scored twice to up his batting average to .389, Alejandro De Aza knocked out a two-run single and Conor Gillaspie had a two-run double and a sac fly…Erik Johnson went five innings, giving up only one hit, while walking five along with a pair of strikeouts for his first win.
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Quote of the Day
Texas manager Ron Washington commenting after yesterday’s game on the Sox’ blowout win:
“Today was the White Sox day. They hit balls, they hit bags, they found holes. I think you’ve got to give them credit for putting the ball in play and making things happen.”
White Sox vs. Tigers at Comerica Park (6:08 p.m., CT, WCIU). Starters: LHP Chris Sale (3-0, 2.30) for the Sox, RHP Justin Verlander (2-1, 2.08) for Detroit in a battle of aces.
Photo of the Day