Dayan Viciedo hits 9th-inning home run to lead White Sox to win


Apr 24, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Chicago White Sox right fielder Dayan Viciedo (24) hits a single in the eighth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

It looked as though the Chicago White Sox were going to be swept for the weekend, as they were down to their final two outs Sunday against the Cleveland Indians.

The White Sox had other plans as they had two runners on the bases, and they powered their way to victory with a huge three-run home run by Dayan Viciedo that gave the White Sox the lead for good for a 4-3 win.

Chicago, who had lost the first two games of this Cleveland series, won the game with the home run by Viciedo that also scored Gordon Beckham and Moises Sierra, who was pinch running for Adam Dunn.

Viciedo finished 2-for-4 with one run and three RBIs. The White Sox had just four hits on the day.

White Sox had just four hits

Today, the White Sox were 1-for-4 with RISP, stranding three. The Indians had nine total hits.

A win is a win for this team, as it snapped a three-game skid, putting the White Sox closer to the .500 mark at 15-17 overall.

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One other positive for the White Sox was a first-inning home run by Jose Abreu, his major league-leading 12th home run of the season.

I still don’t know what to think about this team as we are two games into the month of May. One day I’m thinking to myself this team can make a big run and string together five or six wins, then the next day, I’m like what was I thinking? If we go by the first two games of this series, one day the hitting is there and no pitching or vice-versa.

The win for the White Sox went to Daniel Webb, who pitched one inning, allowing one hit in the eighth. He also walked one.

The blown save and loss went John Axford, as he pitched 0.2 innings, allowing the aforementioned three-run home run. He also walked two.

For the White Sox, Matt Lindstrom was credited with the save, going one inning, allowing one hit with one strikeout.

A win is a win, and they won it again with a flair for the dramatic with the ninth-inning home run. I’ll take it, and maybe this momentum can move over to the next series with the Chicago Cubs.

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