Q, Sox Look to Stop Tribe Before Leaving on Long Road Trip
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
The White Sox (27-20) lead the second-place Tribe by 1.5 games in the American League Central.
This Afternoon’s Game
White Sox vs. Indians at U.S. Cellular Field (1:10 p.m. CT, WGN) in the finale of the four-game series and 10-game homestand. Starting Pitchers: LHP Jose Quintana (5-3, 1.98) for the Sox, RHP Corey Kluber (3-5, 4.10) for Cleveland.
Last Night’s Highlights
Adam Eaton hit his third homer of the season in the 6-2 loss to the Indians…Jose Abreu went 3 for 4 with a pair of doubles…Brett Lawrie doubled in run…The bullpen–Zach Putnam (1.2 IP), Tommy Kahnle (1.0), Matt Purke (2.0) and Dan Jennings (1.0)–tossed 5.2 innings of scoreless ball.
Kudos for Sale and Quintana
Despite absorbing his first loss of the season last night, there’s no question that Chris Sale is enjoying a special year and continues to be one of the game’s premier pitchers. And right there with him is Quintana, giving the Sox a potent 1-2 punch.
Click on the top link below for an outstanding piece on Chris’ success and the bottom link for a look at the formidable Sox pitching duo. Both stories were written before last night’s game:
White Sox vs. Royals at Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City (7:15 p.m. CT, CSN) in the opener of a four-game series and 10-game road trip that continues with three vs. the Mets and three vs. the Tigers. Starting Pitchers: RHP Miguel Gonzalez (0-1, 4.57) for the Sox, LHP Danny Duffy (0-0, 2.13) for K.C.
Photo of the Day
Here’s Abreu enjoying his Easterseals visit before last night’s game.