Oct 3, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Jake Peavy (22) pitches against the Washington Nationals in the first inning of game one of the 2014 NLDS playoff baseball game at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
One former Chicago White Sox pitcher led his team to the win, while others who used to play on the South Side took part in the ALDS and NLDS as well, Friday.
Former White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy gained the win for the San Francisco Giants, pitching a scoreless 5.2 innings on the mound in Game 1 of their NLDS matchup against the Washington Nationals.
Peavy was a member of the ’13 World Series champion Boston Red Sox, but he got there by being traded there from the White Sox. This season, the Red Sox traded Peavy to the Giants. Peavy played parts of five seasons with the White Sox (’09-13).
In his start Friday, Peavy allowed no runs on two hits and three walks. Peavy struck out three at Nationals Park. He faced 21 batters and threw 104 pitches, 62 for strikes in the 3-2 win over Washington.
Also in that game, former White Sox reliever, Matt Thornton pitched the eighth inning for Washington, allowing one hit.
In the late NLDS game, former World Series champion with the White Sox, Juan Uribe went 1-for-5 with three strikeouts against the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals won their Game 1 NLDS game, 10-9.
Oct 2, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Orioles left fielder Alejandro De Aza (12) hits a double during the eighth inning in game one of the 2014 American League divisional series against the Detroit Tigers at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
As for the two ALDS games, Alejandro De Aza was 1-for-4 in Game 2 of their ALDS matchup with the Detroit Tigers. De Aza in the first two ALDS games has a combined three hits and two RBIs. He’s batting .375 thus far.
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De Aza and the O’s have a 2-0 lead on the Tigers, as they won Friday, 7-6.
The Royals and Angels has a total of six former White Sox combined on their rosters.
Beckham eventually was out in an inning ending double play. He remained in the game to play third base.
Jason Grilli, who was with the White Sox in ’04 for eight starts, pitched a scoreless seventh inning for the Angels in relief. Grilli struck out one.
Kansas City has Jason Frasor, a White Sox in ’11, pitched a scoreless ninth for the Royals, forcing extra innings.
On Saturday, it will be the NLDS teams in action with Game 2 of both the Giants at Nationals (5:30 p.m. ET) on FOX Sports 1, and Cardinals at Dodgers (9:30 p.m. ET) on MLB Network.