The Chicago White Sox got the win on the back of their All-Star first baseman, who collected his 100th RBI of the season.
The Chicago White Sox won their Sunday afternoon game by a final score of 2-0 over the Texas Rangers. Both of those runs came off of RBIs produced by Jose Abreu. Those were Abreu’s 99th and 100th RBIs of the season. He reaches the century mark for the fifth time in his six-year Major League career. It is a nice rebound campaign for the All-Star first baseman, who is going to be looking for a contract extension once the offseason begins.
Abreu is the only notable player that the White Sox have kept throughout their grueling rebuild. He has been a constant professional and the most consistent hitter on this team for over half a decade. The White Sox might be smart to keep him on board in the coming years. His 100 RBIs are good for second in the American League and tied for fifth in all of baseball.
They were getting a dominant pitching performance out of Reynaldo Lopez as he was no hitting the Rangers and only had 80 pitches before manager Rick Renteria pulled him from the game. It seemed like a confusing move at first, but then the White Sox released a tweet later saying that his removal was due to dehydration and flu-like symptoms. Hopefully, Lopez is okay because he was really awesome in this game.
The White Sox bullpen shut it down the rest of the way following Reynaldo’s removal and didn’t allow a single run to the Rangers from that moment on. It was a good pitching performance all around and those two Abreu RBIs stood as good enough to get the White Sox the win. That is the series win for the White Sox by a total of three wins to one, and four wins in their last five games. This is the type of run that we wanted to see from them as the season comes to a close.
The team is off on Monday before they welcome in the Minnesota Twins for another three-game series against them. The White Sox had a great series against them in Minnesota last week but the Twins are back on track as they are 7-3 in their last ten games. They lead the AL Central by 3.5 games and the White Sox are going to try and make it more difficult for them to take the crown.