Sox Rally to Take Series From Tigers, Face Royals Next
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Justin Morneau, Avi Garcia, Tyler Saladino and Adam Eaton each delivered an RBI in a four-run eighth inning as the White Sox came from behind to tame the Tigers, 7-4, and win the three-game series by taking the final two contests.
Jose Abreu continued his hot hitting with three hits, an RBI and a run scored. Saladino knocked out three hits and scored a run in addition to his RBI. Melky Cabrera singled, doubled and drove in a run and Morneau had a pair of hits and the run batted in.
Chris Beck pitched 1.1 scoreless innings in relief to pick up his second win and David Robertson came on in the ninth for his 35th save of the season.
The Sox’ rally in the eighth:
After today’s off day, the White Sox will entertain the Royals in a three-game series at U.S. Cellular Field. The 10-game homestand will continue on Monday as the Sox begin a four-game series with the American League Central-leading Indians.
Sox vs. Royals:
Tomorrow (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN). Starting Pitchers: LHP Carlos Rodon (6-8, 3.90) for the Sox, RHP Yordano Ventura (10-9, 4.22) for Kansas City.
Saturday (6:10 p.m. CT, CSN). Starting Pitchers: RHP James Shields (5-17, 6.07) for the Sox, RHP Edinson Volquez (10-10, 5.02) for K.C.
Sunday (1:10 p.m. CT, WGN). Starting Pitchers: LHP Chris Sale (15-7, 3.07) for the Sox, RHP Ian Kennedy (10-9, 3.76) for the Royals.
Quote of the Day
Todd Frazier on Abreu’s hot streak:
“…To see the stuff he’s doing now–he seems real relaxed, he’s focused and any pitch that comes, he either slows down nice and attacks the ball like a good hitter or a fastball he catches up with it and drives it. It’s fun to see.”
Sox Notes of Note
The White Sox yesterday won their second straight game and have won four of their last six contests. The Good Guys are 37-30 at home this season and have gone 8-3 over their last 11 at U.S. Cellular Field…White Sox starters are 3-1 with a 2.36 ERA and 43 strikeouts over the last six home games (five quality starts)…Garcia is hitting .389 with two doubles, four RBI and three runs scored over his last four games….Abreu is batting .447 with five home runs, 15 RBI, one walk and six runs scored over his last eight. He has reached base safely in 33 of his last 34 contests. He is hitting .381 with six doubles, 12 home runs, 32 RBI, eight walks, three hit-by-pitches and 22 runs scored during that stretch. He collected his 12th three-plus hit game of the season yesterday (47th multi-hit)…Saladino matched his career high with three hits (six times). He is hitting .308 with five doubles, two home runs, 12 RBI, three walks and six runs scored over his last 20…Cabrera is batting .349 with four doubles, one triple, one home run, nine RBI, six walks and seven runs scored over his last 10. He recorded his 47th multi-hit game of the season.
Great Falls IS Great
With a victory in the first game of yesterday’s doubleheader, the Sox’ Rookie League team at Great Falls extended its winning streak to 15 games. The impressive streak was broken with a loss in the nightcap.
Great Falls closes out the 2016 regular season tonight. The Voyagers face Billings in the best-of-three Pioneer League divisional playoff series beginning tomorrow.
Great Falls also had five end-of-season All-Stars. Read more about this outstanding group of Sox prospects:
Photo/Video of the Day
Rookie Tim Anderson has hit safely in seven consecutive home games and is batting .348 with four doubles, two triples, five RBI, one walk and 10 runs scored over his last 16 games. And don’t forget his great defense.