The Chicago White Sox were cruising right along until the 8th inning when things started to get a little bit bumpy. However, they still managed to hold on and pull out a 5 to 3 victory over the San Francisco Giants this Saturday at Oracle Park. The victory earns them at the least a series win.
Starting White Sox pitcher Dylan Cease didn’t have his best game of the year but he did enough to help keep the Giants from scoring a lot of runs to keep it out of the White Sox reach.
In fact, things looked rather bleak for the young pitcher to start as he allowed the first batter, Lamont Wade, Jr., to hit a home run and things seemed like they would go downhill after that. But Cease didn’t allow another run the rest of the way.
The White Sox started off their scoring efforts in the top of the 4th inning as outfielder Gavin Sheets hit a ball over the head of Joc Pederson to get Tim Anderson and Andrew Vaughn in to make it 2-1. The White Sox would score one more run that inning as Jose Abreu crossed home plate thanks to a hit by Yoan Moncada to make it 3 to 1.
The Chicago White Sox earned a huge win over the San Francisco Giants.
In the top of the 6th inning, there was an error made by the Giants which allowed Abreu and Adam Haseley to score to make it 5 to 1. It appeared as if the White Sox would be able to cruise to victory but in typical Sox fashion, they decided to allow things to get interesting.
In the bottom of the 8th, Mike Yastrzemski scored on a Darin Ruff double to make it 5 to 2. In the bottom of the 9th, Brandon Belt singled to allow Pederson to score. However, reliever Kendall Graveman and the Sox defense managed to hold and earn a victory, their second of the three-game series.
The Sox will go for the series sweep Sunday and will hope to continue the success they have had against the Giants. Sweeping the Giants would go a long way towards building the momentum needed to head into the next few games that they have which include contests against the Minnesota Twins, the team that they are trying to catch at the top of the AL Central.