Chicago White Sox: End Angels series on a high note

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The Chicago White Sox defeated the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday to end the series on a high note and there were some good performances in this game.

The Chicago White Sox defeated the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday by a final score of 5-1. It was a good performance all around by the Sox and a good way to end an otherwise rough series. The first two games in the series saw the Angels win both but only by one run each. The White Sox had some bad luck but they were trying to avoid being swept and they did.

Dylan Cease got the start for the White Sox, but a first-inning jam caused him to have a shorter than usual outing. His 3.1 innings pitched were okay as he only gave up the one run and had four strikeouts. However, the five walks issued were not good and led to him having a short outing and he wasn’t able to earn the decision. The win went to Josh Osich who also pitched admirably in 2.2 innings of work.

The White Sox were able to get some offense this afternoon as well. Jose Abreu and Danny Mendick were each able to hit home runs in this game. For Jose Abreu, it was his 31st home run of the season which puts him five short of his career-high of 36. The race to break his career-high is going to be close. As for Danny Mendick, that was his first career home run. He is off to a good start in his Major League career as he is hitting .357 with a .929 OPS in 14 at-bats

The starting lineup had a good day as 1-8 all recorded at least one hit. That is the type of production you need when you get such good pitching. It allowed the pitchers to be comfortable and do what they needed to do for the White Sox to win. It was a good day for both the offense and the pitching staff.

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This win gives the Sox their 63rd win of the season which officially clinches having a better record than they did a year ago.  It isn’t an impressive total at this point of the season by any means but it is a sign of improvement and that is what 2019 was supposed to be all about anyway. They are going to have an off-day on Monday before welcoming in the Kansas City Royals in for a three-game series. This win should carry a good amount of momentum into that series as the Royals are not very good.