The Chicago White Sox won a crazy game on Friday night against the Chicago Cubs and then came out and took care of them on Saturday as well. Sunday night was set up for the White Sox to sweep the Cubs right out of their own building. They did that and now have a 10.0 game lead in the American League Central Division. Things are going good and they are only going to get better.
Things kicked off with some great news. Before the game started, Tony La Russa announced that Luis Robert is going to return to the White Sox in Minnesota on Monday. They are in good shape with the standings and how they play and now they are getting their best five-tool player back. It is exciting to think about this current White Sox lineup with Robert back in the mix.
When the game started, the White Sox were ready to go. Big first-inning home runs from Tim Anderson, Eloy Jimenez, and Andrew Vaughn earned the White Sox a 5-0 lead. Then in the second inning, two more runs scored and the White Sox had a 7-0 lead. A total of nine runs came around to score for the White Sox to win 9-3.
Dylan Cease started and dominated again. Three runs scored but he had himself another 10 strikeout game. He is getting better and better as time goes on. It had to feel good to dominate his old team that traded him away as a prospect. He did it in the same game where Eloy Jimenez went deep twice as well and they came over in the same deal. It is awesome to know how much the White Sox actually dominated that trade.
The Chicago White Sox saw everyone contribute to the weekend sweep of the Cubs.
Reynaldo Lopez, Ryan Tepera, and Jose Ruiz came in and shut the door for the rest of the game and the White Sox are now 20 games over .500. Sweeping the Cubs is going to give them plenty of momentum going into Minnesota so it is up to them to take advantage. Whenever they are able to sweep the crosstown rivals, it is perfect for them.
Now, if the White Sox win at least one game at Guaranteed Rate Field later in August, they will win the Crosstown Cup. It is perfect. The White Sox are the best team in Chicago and it isn’t even close. They rule the town and that is the way it should be. This was a fun series for all fans of the south side team in town. Hopefully, they can get a big winning streak going into the Field of Dreams game late this week.