White Sox: Five Takeaways From Series Against Twins
White Sox split four-game series with lowly Twins. The team lost five of seven games on road trip, starts nine game homestand on Monday.
The White Sox jumped out to another quick lead on Sunday against the Twins, before watching Minnesota comeback. Despite trailing 10-9, the Sox were able to mount an impressive comeback in the ninth inning and lead 11-10. However, struggling closer David Robertson blew another save for the pale hose.
Luckily the Sox didn’t go down without a fight and rookie shortstop Tim Anderson delivered a clutch two-run double in the top of the 12th inning. This would be the decisive blow as the Sox left Minnesota with a 13-11 victory and a split of the four game series.
Although the Sox held leads in each game during the series against the Twins, they weren’t able to hold off Minnesota in two of those games. There were some unspectacular performances from James Shields and Anthony Renaudo. However, the biggest surprise might have been Jose Quintana‘s bad start on Thursday.
With the Sox returning home on Monday to start a lengthy homestand, the team will need to focus on getting back to .500. After the win on Sunday, the Sox sit at 65-71 and well out of contention. There were some positives from the series with the Twins however. Those positives along with other takeaways will be highlighted over the next five slides.
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