After three certain wins against the Tigers over the weekend, the White Sox continued their streak against the New York Yankees.
This is the not only the fourth consecutive White Sox victory, but it is notable that they did it by scoring six or more runs in all four games.
What else is notable is that in the last 13 games, the Sox have won 10 of them by scoring six, seven, or eight runs. That’s some serious run support.
It’s always nice to beat the Yankees, and the Sox did it in style. All nine batters in the starting lineup landed on base with either a hit or a run. And, six players combined for the six runs. This team is gelling and it is showing up in the number of players adding to the score.
Tim Anderson had an outstanding day at the plate. He went 2 for 5 with two RBI and one run. His two hits were both doubles. His first was a leadoff double in the top of the fourth of off Masahiro Tanaka. Unfortunately, he did not cross home that inning. His second double was in the seventh, also off of Tanaka, and he earned an RBI off of Yolmer Sanchez.
Anderson earned a second RBI on a rather unusual play. He landed on base on a fielding error, which also resulted in Adam Engel crossing home plate. Anderson then moved to second, but the batters after him could not convert the Yankees error into a run. He also scored on an unexpected play off of a wild pitch in the ninth. That’s what speed can do.
The other players to cross home plate included Avisail Garcia, Daniel Palka, and Omar Narvaez. Even though Yoan Moncada did not score a run, he did earn two RBI. Nicky Delmonico also added to his RBI total with a sac fly that scored Narvaez.
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The Yankees landed on the scoreboard first, scoring two runs in the bottom of the fourth. Gleybar Torres hit a home run off of Carlos Rodon, scoring Miguel Andujar, too. White Sox pitching held the Bronx Bombers to three hits. Rodon’s final line was seven innings pitched, two hits, two runs, two strikeouts, and four walks. He earned his sixth win of the season. Juan Minaya had another good night, with one hit and one strikeout. And, Xavier Cedeno got the final out of the night.
The White Sox seem to be running on all cylinders. The offense is scoring a substantial amount of runs and the pitching staff and defense is keeping the runners from crossing home plate. They are playing good baseball and giving fans a taste of what’s on the way. It is clear that for the fans, patience sure does pay off!