White Sox claim the Crosstown Trophy for 2nd year in a row
The Chicago White Sox came into Wednesday’s game against the Chicago Cubs on a two-game winning streak and have won three out of their last four. It is a big difference from the team that lost ten of eleven going into May. Sweeping the Cubs would go a long way for their confidence.
Well, they did just that. They beat them at Wrigley Field for the second night in a row to complete the sweep. Lucas Giolito was on the mound in this one and he did a great job. He made two mistake pitches that were hit over the fence by Cubs pitchers but outside of that, he was brilliant.
Giolito threw 10 strikeouts in the win as well and only gave up one other hit besides the two home runs. Once the Cubs went up 3-1 as a result, Giolito locked it down and his offense picked it up for him. It was a great comeback effort for the road Chicago team.
Jose Abreu looked like the Jose Abreu we know and love in this game. He earned the White Sox run of the ballgame as he hit a solo shot in the first inning. He also had another hit and another run scored later in the ballgame. He just loves playing at Wrigley Field.
The Chicago White Sox are the champions of the Crosstown Classic again.
Because the White Sox won the Crosstown Classic last year, they get the trophy by tying it or winning it so this win clinched it for them. They took a picture with it after the game was over in the visiting clubhouse. That trophy belongs on the south side.
A lot of the time, whoever wins these series sees the rest of their season go better. The White Sox needed a spark this year and this could be it for them. They have the Cubs at Guaranteed Rate Field in the coming weeks which should be a really fun way to close out the season series. The White sox have won seven of their last eight games against them.
Following the big win, the White Sox have a much-needed off day. They will begin a three-game series with the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on Friday. They are a good team that is struggling much like the White Sox a week ago.
We have to hope that they can keep them down for another series. It is probably a series where the starting pitching matchups won’t favor the White Sox but you just never know. We can only hope that this series sweep over the Cubs helps them gain momentum.