Monday, April 13, 2015
Sale and a Balanced Offense = Second Straight Victory
Chris Sale was his usual dominating self in his first start of the season and five White Sox hitters–from the second hole to the sixth hole–collected two hits apiece and 10 of our 12 hits as the Sox prevailed over the Twins, 6-2, yesterday in the rubber match of the three-game series…Sale gave up only one run, five hits, a walk and struck out eight as he worked six innings to earn the victory…Melky Cabrera, Jose Abreu, Adam LaRoche, Avi Garcia and Alexei Ramirez each knocked out a pair of base hits with both LaRoche (who went deep with his second homer in as many days) and Ramirez driving in two…Gordon Beckham, who entered the game in the seventh inning as a defensive replacement, smashed a two-run blast in the eighth to give the Sox some extra breathing room…Dave Jennings, Zach Duke and David Robertson finished it off in relief of Sale.
The LaRoche and Beckham homers:
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Quotes of the Day
Listen to Robertson, who struck out the side in the ninth inning for his first save on Saturday and pitched a perfect ninth with a K to end the game yesterday:
“Obviously it ran through my head a couple times in spring, I was like, ‘Oh, I better start throwing a little better because they want to see they’re getting something good for what they paid for.’ It was just a matter of time, just letting those spring training outings blow by and get to the real games.”
Off Day today. Tomorrow night it’s White Sox vs. Indians at Progressive Field, Cleveland (6:10 p.m., CT, WPRW). Probable Starters: LHP Jose Quintana for the Sox, RHP Carlos Carrasco for the Tribe.
Photo of the Day
We all knew how the outstanding CSN docu “Believe,” would end, but it was still thrilling to re-live the 2005 championship season during the premiere last night.