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Chicago White Sox: Big time win in extra innings

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The Chicago White Sox needed a win in the worst way, and they got one after an extra-inning fight with the Philadelphia Phillies.

The Chicago White Sox got a much-needed win to end another second-half skid when they defeated the Philadelphia Phillies in a long 15 inning game The White Sox looked like they were headed for yet another loss after falling down 3-2 in the seventh inning, but another ninth-inning rally allowed them to tie the game.

The Phillies are a really good baseball team that the White Sox knew would be a pretty tough matchup. They have ten more wins than the White Sox do so they knew it would be a good way to try and get back on track. They took the lead when Jose Abreu drove in Leury Garcia on a single in the top of the 15th and the White Sox would get the win after holding them in the bottom of the 15th.

The top four hitters in the lineup all were the main key in getting the win from an offensive standpoint. Between Leury Garcia, Tim Anderson, Jose Abreu, and Eloy Jimenez, they all had two hits and each scored a run. Those four runs were the runs needed in the 4-3 win. The White Sox can win games when their top guys are this good. They are not deep enough to win many games when these guys are off. They miss Yoan Moncada who is their best all-around player, but they got it done without him on Friday night.

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Saturday night is certainly going to be a challenge. Ross Detwiler is going to get a start for the White Sox, while Aaron Nola will take his 9-2 record to the mound for the Phillies. It appears to be a big challenge for the White Sox who are going to be looking to carry on the momentum fro Friday’s big win. If the White Sox can win this game on Saturday and claim the series, it would be a very impressive feat. Either way, it was good to see them get a team win after a long, grueling, game.

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