The Chicago White Sox got a big win against the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night.
The Chicago White Sox were down and out after losing to the Chicago Cubs on Friday night. It was their sixth loss in a row and it was a big 10-0 defeat. They needed a win in the worst way possible. Well, going down 5-2 wasn’t the best way to get things started on Saturday night but they were able to come back and get a big 9-5 victory. They showed character for the first time in a week and showed the Cubs what’s up.
That win also kept them alive in the Division. They have the tiebreaker over the Minnesota Twins so if they lose to the Cincinnati Reds later today and the White Sox take the series finale against the Cubs, the White Sox will be the AL Central Division champions. It shows how good of a year that they have had that they can be that bad in the final week of the season and still have a chance at the division title on the last day of the season.
The White Sox saw Dane Dunning have a pretty shaky start in this game as he allowed the Cubs to go up big. When Garrett Crochet came in, however, he was able to use his fireball to shut down the Cubs lineup. As crazy as it sounds, he might be the play if the White Sox need him in the third game of the three-game series next week. There are a lot of decisions that need to be made on that front but he has made things interesting.
It was good to see the White Sox get production from everyone in the lineup, especially because they don’t have Eloy Jimenez for this Cubs series. Jose Abreu came into this series with MVP aspirations and made his case look even nicer in this series. He had three RBIs on two hits and those three RBIs were the ones that allowed the White Sox to win the ballgame. He is now at a total of 60 RBIs so he is a lock to finish with an RBI per game pace. He leads the league by 5 RBIs so there is a good chance that he ends today as the RBI champion.
Now, today presents a unique opportunity that doesn’t come every day or even every year. They have a chance to defeat their rivals, take the Crosstown Cup, and win a division all in one day. This is a chance to show that they are all the way back and make some noise in the playoffs. This is the moment we have all been waiting for White Sox fans!