The Chicago White Sox, for the second straight night, have seen Josh Harrison get it done for them. He has taken a lot of criticism this season for not living up to expectations but he has been on fire lately. His latest triumph was a big one for the White Sox against the Toronto Blue Jays.
He came up to bat in the 12th with a runner on second base ready to win it. He had the game-winning hit and the White Sox took the victory by a final score of 7-6. They are now back to .500 and hoping to carry some momentum into a big winning streak.
How did we get to extra innings? Well, the White Sox took a 2-0 lead into the 7th inning. Dylan Cease threw 6.0 innings of shutout baseball. He only allowed one hit and had a whopping 11 strikeouts (a career-high).
Unfortunately, the White Sox didn’t get him the win as Jimmy Lambert and Davis Martin didn’t have good nights in relief. Lambert gave up one home run (a solo shot) in the 7th but Martin gave up 3 in the 8th. The White Sox were losing 4-2 in the 9th inning.
The Chicago White Sox pulled out a much-needed win on Tuesday night.
Luckily, Luis Robert came up to bat with runners on second and third to get the game all tied up. Both teams scored in the 10th and 11th but the White Sox kept the Jays quiet in the 12th. That allowed them to win the game thanks to Josh Harrison.
Luis Robert is looking really good. That big hit in the 9th inning is exactly why people think he can be an MVP-caliber player. He has ice in his veins and showed it at that moment. It was his second hit of the night and he had four RBI total in the game. His numbers are starting to get even better.
This is great stuff from the White Sox. They blew the lead and handed it away but managed to come back and win it anyway which is the stuff of a division winner. They now have their eyes set on that after a rocky start. Getting to .500 is nice but they need to get back over and stay there.
They are 6-2 in their last 8 games which is really great. They were swept by the Jays earlier this season in Toronto so it would be great to see them return the favor on Wednesday. With the Cleveland Guardians and Minnesota Twins in their sight, they can get this done.
Lucas Giolito will be on the mound in this one. His last start did not go well but that is the beauty of baseball. He will be right back out there again against this really good Blue Jays offense. Hopefully, he can get it going and be the ace we know he can be. The White Sox need it.