White Sox split four-game series with Oakland Athletics behind strong performances from starting pitcher, and second baseman on Sunday afternoon.
The Chicago White Sox were able to split their four-game series with the Oakland Athletics with a 10-3 win on Sunday afternoon. Behind strong performances from Yoan Moncada and Carlos Rodon, the Sox avoided a series loss at home.
After trailing the Athletics 2-0 in the fourth inning, Moncada got the Sox on the board with a three-run double in the bottom of the fifth inning. This came with two outs. Tim Anderson was called out when attempting to steal second base in the inning and the initial call although he appeared to be safe, wasn’t overturned with replay.
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Despite Anderson being ruled out, the Sox still managed to score five runs in the fourth inning. In the sixth inning, the Sox scored five runs as well with three home runs. Daniel Palka and Yolmer Sanchez each hit solo home runs. Moncada would cap off the inning with a three-run home run to extend the Sox lead to 10-2. The second baseman would end Sunday hitting 2-for-4 with six RBIs.
The 10 runs scored by the Sox would be all that Rodon needed for run support as he lasted eight innings to get his first win of the season. Rodon would record three strikeouts while allowing just two earned runs and no walks against the Athletics. His start on Sunday was his longest outing of the season.
Rodon was able to get out of trouble in the top of the fifth inning after Mark Canha hit a solo home run. After a single from Jonathan Lucroy and a double from Franklin Barreto, Oakland threatened to extend its 2-0 lead. However, Rodon was able to retire the next three batters to keep the Athletics from scoring more runs.
With the win, the Sox improve their record to 26-51 before a much-needed off day on Monday. The Sox will conclude their seven-game homestand with a three-game series against the Minnesota Twins. Reynaldo Lopez is the scheduled starter for the series opener on Tuesday night.