Good News: Abreu’s Bat Heating Up
Thursday, May 5, 2016
White Sox vs. Red Sox at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN) in the rubber game of the three-game series. Starting Pitchers: RHP Erik Johnson–making his first start–for the Sox, LHP Henry Owens (0-0, 4.82) for Boston.
Last Night’s Highlights
Jose Abreu continued his hot hitting with a two-run homer (4) in the first inning (click on link below) as the the Sox dropped the middle game of the series, 5-2, to the Red Sox…Jose now has an eight-game hitting streak (five multi-hit games), batting .438 with two doubles, a triple, a home run and 10 RBI and has raised his average from .176 to .255. He has driven in at least a run in the last five games and has hit in 13 straight contests against Boston (.440) with seven doubles, one triple, five homers and 15 RBI…Carlos Rodon had a quality start, allowing three runs and six hits along with six strikeouts in six innings…The Sox maintained the American League’s best record (19-9) and their four-game lead over the second-place Tigers in the A.L. Central.
Quote of the Day
EVP Ken Williams on the first-place Sox:
“They are 25 unified guys that are coming to beat you every game.”
White Sox vs. Twins at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN) in the opener of a three-game weekend series. Starting Pitchers: RHP Mat Latos (4-0, 1.84) for the Sox, RHP Ricky Nolasco (1-0,4.05).
Photo of the Day
Soccer: White Sox style.