White Sox take advantage of costly errors made by the Indians to win their fifth consecutive game and move into a tie for 2nd place within the division.
The good times continued for the Chicago White Sox on Friday night as they won their fifth consecutive game. With their 6-1 win over the Cleveland Indians, the White Sox moved into a tie for second place in the American League Central division.
Dylan Covey was able to pitch well for the White Sox as he lasted six innings and gave up just one earned run. It was costly errors made by the Indians that helped the Sox in their contest on Friday night. The Indians committed four errors which only frustrated their starting pitcher Trevor Bauer.
The Sox would get off to a good start after they trailed 1-0 early in the contest. Covey would allow a solo home run to Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor in the first inning. However, the Sox would strike back in the third inning thanks to a costly error from Lindor.
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With Yoan Moncada on first base after hitting a single, Yonder Alonso would hit a single of his own to the infield. But instead of Lindor holding onto the ball, he would foolishly attempt to get Alonso out at first base and ended up throwing the ball into the Indians dugout. This put runners on second and third base.
Charlie Tilson would promptly hit a two-run double to put the Sox ahead at 2-1. The Sox would never relinquish their lead and would score more runs that were set up by more errors from the Indians. The Indians aren’t a sloppy team but they certainly weren’t sharp on Friday night.
The Sox have been playing much better baseball than they have in a few years. With their win, the Sox improved their record to 28-29 on the season. Clearly, this team has improved from where they were just a year ago. At the end of May last season, the Sox had a 16-37 record.
There are two games left on the Sox current homestand and they could end up being a game over .500 after Sunday. That would be a tremendous accomplishment for a team that wasn’t expected to have a winning record this year. It’s obviously still early in the season but this Sox team has been fun to watch for fans and they don’t have to end the year with a postseason berth for it to be a successful 2019.
If the positive developments continue for the Sox, fans should be very satisfied with the progress made on the field. Five consecutive wins over division opponents is a good sign for this team. Especially after being swept by a division rival. Let’s hope the good times continue into June Sox fans. This summer could be a fun time on the Southside.