Jun 2, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu (79) is congratulated by left fielder Dayan Viciedo (24) and second baseman Gordon Beckham (15) after hitting a two-run home run in the fourth inning as Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Drew Butera (31) watches at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Two games back into his return from his stint on the disabled list, Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu has hit two home runs off the pitching of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
So far, so good for the power-hitting Abreu, especially in his second game back by going 2-for-4 with one run. Abreu has three hits in the two games since his return, Abreu says his swing isn’t where he needs it to be.
Also for Abreu, he has five RBIs in his past two games, including the two home runs, each going for two runs.
The White Sox are even with the Dodgers in this three-game series as they defeated the hosts, 4-1 on Tuesday night with Hector Noesi gaining his first win of the season (and in two years), moving to 1-4 overall, as his ERA is now at 5.29.
Noesi pitched six innings, allowing one earned run on five hits and six strikeouts. Dan Haren suffered the loss for the Dodgers, also pitching six innings, allowing four earned runs on six hits and one walk. Haren struck out two.
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The Dodgers’ starter allowed two home runs, the aforementioned home run by Abreu and one by Tyler Flowers in the fourth inning.
It was a very good win by the White Sox on Tuesday, and a much needed win as they are now 30-30 overall.
I believe this game has the potential to be a very fine pitching matchup between the two pitchers.
In other White Sox news:
• Here is what the official White Sox site wrote about the upcoming draft.
• Here is what CSN Chicago wrote about the White Sox win on Tuesday.
• Here are the MLB standings.
• The Chicago Sun-Times says “Chris Sale is willing to wait for a winner.”
• The Chicago Tribune posted a video of Abreu talking about his game vs. the Dodgers on Tuesday.