Chicago White Sox: Yoan Moncada’s speed is the winner

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The Chicago White Sox are officially streaking! They take a massive win to earn the series win against the Tampa Bay Rays.

The Chicago White Sox were on a seven-game losing streak headed into this one but it is in the distant past now as they are officially on a winning streak! They defeated the Tampa Bay Rays for the second night in a row with a 2-1 extra-innings win.

It wasn’t a pretty game for the offense but they did just enough to get the win. Lucas Giolito pitched very well, his only mistake was a pitch that former White Sox outfielder Avsail Garcia obliterated for a solo shot. The Rays took a 1-0 lead to the final out of the game when James McCann continued his magical season by tying the game with a blast of his own.

Then in extra innings, Yoan Moncada put on a show. He was on first base when Jose Abreu hit the softest single imaginable. Moncada sprinted from first all the way to score from first base on a single! It was one of the coolest baserunning feats I’ve ever seen and it turned out to be the game-winner when Alex Colome shut the door in the bottom of the eleventh to get the White Sox on a winning streak.

The way that the White Sox lost seven in a row, and then is now back on track after beating a very good Rays team twice is very strange. Baseball is a weird sport, but it also shows exactly what this White Sox team is. They are a growing team that will have so many ups and downs. Get good pitching and they will win most of the time. When they don’t get good pitching, they will be lost.

It was great to see Lucas Giolito back on track in this one too. There have been six times this season that the White Sox have scored two or fewer runs in a Lucas Giolto start. They are 4-2 in those games. That stat is a nod to how good Giolito has been this season. He is the ace of this staff and we are proud.

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The White Sox are back at it today when they have the series finale against the Rays. They will be looking to Dylan Cease to try and help them complete the sweep! It is a tall task, but they can do it.