A Seven-Run Sixth Leads to an 8-1 Win, a Four-Legged World Record and More…
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Last Night’s Highlights
The White Sox broke a 1-1 tie with a seven-run sixth inning and Jose Quintana won his 12th game and delivered his 21st quality start of the season as the Good Guys defeated the Indians, 8-1, for the second straight night.
Q was masterful, allowing a lone run on five hits and a walk while striking out six to lower his ERA to 3.05.
The big sixth inning was highlighted by runs batted in by Jose Abreu, Todd Frazier (2), Avi Garcia, Carlos Sanchez (2) and Adam Eaton. Abreu also drove in the Sox’ first run in the first inning (he’s now at 94) and Frazier’s ribbies gave him his 89th and 90th of the season.
Here’s a sampling of Q’s gem (top link) and the big inning:
Quote of the Day
Tribe skipper Terry Francona on Quintana:
“He commands so well and he can locate down and he can cut it in. We know him because he’s in our division, but he’s one of the best pitchers in the game.”
White Sox vs. Indians at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN) in the third game of the four-game series. Starting Pitchers: LHP Carlos Rodon (7-8, 3.80) for the Sox, RHP Josh Tomlin (11-8, 4.85) for Cleveland.
Rodon is 5-0 with a stellar 1.85 ERA, a 1.08 WHIP and a .227 average against in his last seven starts.
Sox Notes of Note
The White Sox have won five of their last seven games and seven of 11. The Sox are 11-5 over their last 16 games at U.S. Cellular Field…Our starters are 6-2 with a 2.42 ERA and 83 strikeouts over the last 11 home games (10 quality starts)…The Sox set season highs for both runs (seven) and hits (seven) in an inning during last night’s sixth inning.
Garcia is hitting .405 with two doubles, one home run, six RBI, one walk and eight runs scored over his last nine games. He is batting .397 with five doubles, three home runs, 12 RBI, one walk and 15 runs scored over his last 17 games at home.
Abreu is batting .385 with six doubles, 11 home runs, 36 RBI, eight walks and 23 runs scored over his last 36 games. He collected his 50th multi-hit game of the season last night.
Eaton recorded his fifth consecutive multi-hit game, matching his career high for a single season (four times, last 7/29-8/2/15). He is batting .400 with six doubles, two home runs, eight RBI, six walks and 16 runs scored in the month of September (11 games).
Tim Anderson has hit safely in 30 of his last 34 games, batting .321 with eight doubles, two triples, two home runs, 13 RBI, eight walks and 22 runs scored during that stretch.
White Sox vs. Indians at U.S. Cellular Field (1:10 p.m. CT, CSN) in the finale of the four-game series and 10-game, 11-day homestand. Starting Pitchers: RHP James Shields (3-10, 7.30) for the Sox, RHP Mike Clevinger (2-2, 5.01) for Cleveland.
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Photos/Video of the Day
The White Sox and their fans, both human and canine, did it. With 1,122 dogs (a minimum of 1,000 was needed) attending last night’s game, the Sox set a Guinness World Record for the most dogs attending a sporting event.
Here are some of the four-legged fans who helped set the record: