White Sox Start Road Trip With Confidence After Solid Homestand
Carlos Rodon had another phenomenal outing and Justin Morneau had two RBIs in the White Sox win over Seattle. The team will start a nine game road trip with positive momentum.
The White Sox had strong nine-game home stand.Carlos Rodon allowed one run and Justin Morneau had two RBIs in a 4-1 win on Sunday. The pale hose took three of four from the Mariners and finished the homestand at 6-3.
Once again, Rodon was marvelous in six innings of work. A solo home run from Robinson Cano was the only blemish against the lefty, who had five strikeouts. He is 5-8 with a 3.91 ERA and 3-0 in the month of August while allowing only four runs.
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Morneau’s two run single put the pale hose ahead in the fourth. It was his 18th and 19th RBIs of the season.
Rodon was taken out after he allowed two runners in the seventh. Chris Beck then got Mark Zunino to ground into a fielder’s choice. After that, Dan Jennings got Adam Lind to ground into double play to end the threat.
The White Sox scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth. First, Melky Cabrera hit an RBI triple then Jose Abreu drove him in on a sacrifice fly. This pushed the lead to 4-1. This was all the insurance the team would need as David Robertson pitched a scoreless ninth for his 33rd save.
Adam Eaton left the game in the fifth after Taijuan Walker hit the outfielder with a pitch. X-rays were negative and Eaton is listed as day-to-day.
James Shields (5-16, 5.98 ERA) takes on left hander Matt Boyd (5-2, 3.98 ERA) as the team opens a three games series against Detroit. Shields is 0-4 with a 13.95 ERA in his last five starts and will need to be sharp.