Sanchez Walk-Off Creates “Extra” Excitement as Sox Win Sixth Straight
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
White Sox vs. Indians at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN) in the second game of the four-game set. Probable Starters: LHP Jose Quintana (2-3, 4.39) for the Sox, Trevor Bauer (2-1, 3.67) for Cleveland.
Last Night’s Highlights
Carlos Sanchez singled home pinch-runner J.B. Shuck with two outs in the bottom of the 10th to give the White Sox a dramatic 2-1 walk-off win over the Indians for their sixth triumph in a row (click on top link below)…The Sox are also above .500 for the first time at 18-17, have won 10 of 13 and are 11-5 at home…Adam Eaton tripled in the bottom of the sixth inning (click on middle link below) and with two outs scored on a wild pitch to tie the score at 1-1 (click on bottom link below)…Chris Sale was outstanding in his “as good as advertised” showdown with 2014 Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber, allowing just one run, four hits and a pair of walks along with seven strikeouts in eight innings of work…David Robertson came on in the ninth and retired the Tribe in order, Zach Duke did likewise in the 10th and came away with his second victory of the season.
When Coleman Talks, Eaton Listens
No sooner than baserunning coach Vince Coleman asked Eaton to be more aggressive on the bases, Adam did it and did it in a dramatic way.
Avi Garcia, who left the game in the 10th after drawing the walk that proved to be the game-winning run in the form of pinch-runner Shuck, ranks among the American League leaders in batting average (.338) and multi-hit efforts (15). Garcia has inflammation in his right knee and is listed day-to-day.
Here’s a Monday USA Today profile on Avi:
Jose Abreu extended his hitting streak to 13 games last night, the fourth hitting streak of 12-plus games in his first two major-league seasons. He is the only player in baseball to record as many 12-plus streaks over the past two years. He registered streaks of 21, 18 and 14 in 2014.
Quote of the Day
Robin on second baseman Sanchez, last night’s hero.
“He’s a smart baseball player. He’s a heady player, just aware of a lot of things. People might get caught up in the defense part of him, but he also gives you a good at-bat. He’s been in our minor leagues and on our radar for a while, just being able to help you do a lot of different things.”
White Sox vs. Indians at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10 p.m. CT, WPWR) in the third game of the four-game series. Probable Starters: LHP Carlos Rodon (1-0, 4.96) for the Sox, TBA for the Tribe.
Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Sox’ championship season…
In Game 36 on May 13 vs. the Orioles at U.S. Cellular Field, the first-place White Sox won their fourth straight, 5-3, and improved to 27-9. Paul Konerko collected two hits and two RBI, Scott Podsednik went 3-5 with two runs scored and stole his 18th base of the season and Tadahito Iguchi, Willie Harris and Carl Everett each drove in a run. Mark Buehrle went eight innings for his sixth win and Dustin Hermanson recorded his eighth save and his third in as many games.
And here’s a Buehrle ’05 World Series bonus:
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