Saturday, September 17, 2016
Last Night’s Highlights
Chris Sale had a perfect game into the fifth inning, posted his major-league leading sixth complete game of the season and won his 16th contest as the White Sox came from behind to defeat the Royals, 7-4, in the opener of the four-game series in Kansas City.
Sale, who gave up three runs on eight hits along with 10 strikeouts, is also tied for the big-league lead in innings pitched (210.2) and among the pacesetters in wins, strikeouts (215), WHIP (1.02), ERA (3.03) and batting average against (.221).
Trailing 4-2 after seven innings, the Sox scored four in the top of the eighth, highlighted by Carlos Sanchez‘s three-run shot, his first homer of the year. The Good Guys added another in the ninth on Melky Cabrera‘s 11th long one of the season.
Todd Frazier, Alex Avila and Leury Garcia each added an RBI. Tyler Saladino led the 11-hit attack with three singles while Cabrera and Jose Abreu had two hits apiece. Jose is now batting .300, Melky .298 and Saladino .286.
Enjoy the Sale victory and the Sanchez and Cabrera homers:
Quote of the Day
Sale, who threw 119 pitches and has thrown 118-120 in five of his last six starts, on going the distance:
“You have to give credit to my team, my catchers, and not only that, but to Robin. He’s letting me get extended a little bit. A lot of people are afraid to let guys get over the 110-pitch mark. We go based on feel … if I’m feeling good. He came up and asked me after the eighth. I know how I felt and we went from there.”
White Sox vs. Royals at Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City:
Today (6:15 p.m. CT, CSN). Starting Pitchers: RHP Miguel Gonzalez (4-6, 3.82) for the Sox vs. RHP Dillon Gee (6-8, 4.60) for K.C.
Tomorrow (1:15 p.m. CT, WGN). Starting Pitchers: LHP Jose Quintana (12-10, 3.05) for the Sox vs. LHP Danny Duffy (11-2, 3.15) for the Royals.
Sunday (1:15 p.m. CT, CSN). Starting Pitchers: LHP Carlos Rodon (7-9, 4.04) for the Sox vs. RHP Yordano Ventura (10-11, 4.42) for K.C.
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That’s a wrap.