The Chicago White Sox ended their tough weekend with a win
The Chicago White Sox ended a four-game skid this Sunday afternoon as they escaped with a 4-3 win in Chicago.
They were ahead 4-1 for most of the game but the Baltimore Orioles managed to get close in the ninth inning and make it 4-3. But the White Sox were able to get out of trouble thanks to the pitching of Kendall Graveman.
Dylan Cease was the starting pitcher for the Sox in this one and he had one of his best games that he ever had. He recorded 13 total strikeouts which is a career-high for him.
He had one earned run against on a home run and threw 101 pitches with 67 of those being strikes. Cease’s last two games have been spectacular and he has put himself back into the conversation as a Cy Young candidate.
Scoring for the Sox was mostly handled by Gavin Sheets, Andrew Vaughn, and Seby Zavala who also brought one in. Jose Abreu scored twice which made a big impact as well. Lenyn Sosa, who earned his first hit, scored as well. The fourth run of the game was scored by Sheets.
The Chicago White Sox earned a huge win on Sunday afternoon as a team.
Sheet’s home run was the longest of the season so far for Chicago. The White Sox were not that hot but good pitching and timely hitting were enough to get them the win.
Back in the 9th, Abreu was credited for two errors which almost cost the White Sox the game. Luckily, with the help of Graveman, the errors didn’t become serious and that costly.
The Orioles won the series 3-1. The White Sox were able to pick up a much-needed win to help them at least attempt to keep pace with the Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Guardians for the AL Central.
The Orioles are a decent team but they are beatable and the White Sox really failed to do that. They should have been able to at least split the series or win.
Unfortunately, this series is a testament to the problems that the White Sox have had scoring runs this season.
Chicago will head to the West Coast to take on the Los Angeles Angels and San Francisco this week before heading back home to take on the Minnesota Twins.
Hopefully, they can win a majority of the games on the road trip and come back with some momentum to face the Twins and win.