Sox Enjoy a Complete Game in More Ways Than One
Saturday, September 5, 2015
Last Night’s Happy Highlights
White Sox 12, Royals 1. There was superb pitching, there was an explosive offense, there was tight defense. John Danks delivered a complete game and so did his teammates. Here’s how it all unfolded:
–Danks, who is now 10-2 with a 2.14 ERA lifetime vs. the Royals, tossed his second complete game of the season for his seventh win. He threw 8.1 innings of scoreless baseball before the Royals scored their run. Three of Danks’ victories in 2015 have come against KC.
–A total of 17 hits. Adam Eaton and Alexei Ramirez led the way with four each, both tying career-highs.
–Three homers. Three-run blasts by Tyler Flowers (No. 9) and Eaton (11) and a 447-foot solo shot by Jose Abreu (25). The Eaton and Abreu clouts were back-to-back in a five-run eighth inning.
–In addition to Eaton and Flowers, Ramirez and Tyler Saladino had multiple RBI games with two apiece. Abreu, Flowers and Saladino collected two hits each.
Enjoy watching a condensed version of what might have been the most enjoyable Sox game of the season. In addition to the Danks performance and the offensive fireworks you’ll see outstanding defensive plays by Melky Cabrera and Trayce Thompson.
White Sox vs. Royals at Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City (6:10 p.m. CT, WGN) in the middle game of the three-game set. Probable Starters: LHP Jose Quintana (7-10, 3.75) for the Sox, LHP Danny Duffy (7-6, 4.11) for KC.
Quote of the Day
Danks on his success vs. the Royals, particularly in KC:
“I’ve always enjoyed coming here. This is one of my favorite cities we go to over the course of the summer. I don’t know. I’ve spent a lot of time in this ballpark. I guess there is a certain level of comfort there…”
Prospect Corey Zangari: Up Close and Personal
White Sox vs. Royals at Kauffman Stadium (1:10 p.m. CT, CSN) in the finale of the three-game series. Probable Starters: RHP Erik Johnson (season debut) for the Sox, RHP Johnny Cueto (2-4, 4.21) for KC.
Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Sox’ championship season…
In Game 134 on September 3 at U.S. Cellular Field, the first-place White Sox won their third straight and 83rd of the season with a 6-2 victory over the Tigers. Aaron Rowand belted his 12th homer, a solo shot, and drove in three runs while Jermaine Dye connected with a solo blast, his 27th long one of the year. Mark Buehrle improved his record to 15-7, allowing just one run over seven innings with eight strikeouts.
Photo of the Day