May 6, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Jose Quintana (62) pitches in the first inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago White Sox Morning BP (5/6)


It took three innings longer than I figured it would take, but a win is a win, and that’s what the Chicago White Sox gave their fan base on late Monday evening at Wrigley Field with a 3-1, 12-inning win.

As posted earlier on Southside Showdown, the White Sox and Chicago Cubs gave us a nice pitcher’s duel for this game, especially with starters Jose Quintana and Jeff Samardzija putting on a heck of a show. Combined, the two pitchers allowed two runs (one earned).

Tonight’s matchup, the final one of the season at Wrigley Field, will be Hector Noesi (0-1, 7.20 ERA) of the White Sox against Edwin Jackson (2-2, 5.24 ERA) of the Cubs.

On another note, it was good to see White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez gain his 1,000th career hit in his final at-bat of the game Monday. He’s proven he’s back to form this season, leading not only the team in hits, but being third in the majors in hits with 43 on the season.

Tuesday: Noesi vs. Jackson

Entering Tuesday’s game, Jose Abreu leads the majors in home runs with 12 and is second in RBIs with 35.

The White Sox are 16-17 overall this season. If only this team could string together a few wins in a row — and get healthy — they would be dangerous.

In other White Sox news:

• In this video from the Chicago Tribune, Marcus Semien talks about his game-winning hit.

Chris Sale threw a 40-pitch bullpen session as reported in this Chicago Sun-Times article.

ESPN Chicago wrote Abreu is worth every penny one month into the season.

• The Sun-Times also reported that Nate Jones had back surgery.

CSN Chicago says Quintana isn’t faced by another no-decision or “tough luck.”

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