The Chicago White Sox take the series vs Kansas City Royals
To follow up their 9-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals the night before, the Chicago White Sox managed to win a comfortable 4-1 game on Wednesday at Guaranteed Rate Field.
It was comfortable because the Royals were never really a threat to score all afternoon and the White Sox seemed to just be on cruise control during the game and looked like they had everything taken care of.
The first run of the game was brought in by the White Sox as Yoan Moncada hit a single right down the middle of the defense to allow Andrew Vaughn to score. The score came in the bottom of the first inning.
Chicago would tack on three more runs thanks to a big homer by Jose Abreu. His huge home run blast allowed Tim Anderson and Eloy Jimenez to score. This came in the third inning and the White Sox led 4-0 at that point.
The Royals would add a run in the top of the 6th as Bobby Witt smacked a home run into the center field stands. The score was 4-1 after that.
The game would end 4-1 after closer Liam Hendriks came in and closed it out for the White Sox. His dominant performance capped off a great all-around performance by the White Sox pitching staff.
The Chicago White Sox need to keep the wins coming against these bad teams.
Lance Lynn was the starting pitcher for the Sox and he had one of his better games this year. Lynn pitched a total of six innings allowing four hits and one run. He struck out eight batters and didn’t have any walks. He threw 89 pitches with 67 strikes.
For the second straight day in a row, the White Sox went to newly acquired middle reliever Jake Diekman and he did well. Kendall Graveman relieved Diekman and then came Hendriks.
The game was delayed for a bit thanks to a strong rainstorm in the Chicago area. That didn’t stop the White Sox from keeping their momentum after the game resumed and they continued to press forward to win.
With the victory, the White Sox won the series 2-1. This series win gives them a boost and now they are just two games out of first place and one game behind the Cleveland Guardians. With continued great play, the White Sox could easily overtake the Twins and win the division.
That is not out of the question by any means. The win today (and the series win overall) will also give the Sox some momentum heading into their crucial four-game series versus the Texas Rangers which starts on Thursday.