The Chicago White Sox came into Sunday’s game in a 1-1 series split with the Detroit Tigers. They needed to win the rubber match in order to stay in the division race that they are currently in. With how hot the Cleveland Guardians (the team they are trailing) are right now, these are all must-win.
Vince Velasquez was announced as the starter ahead of the game. Based on the fact that they have a three-game series with the Cleveland Guardians ahead of the now and the fact that they won the game, it was a nice decision.
Velasquez went 4.0 innings where he gave up two runs on three hits and two walks. He also had four strikeouts so it was a nice four-inning start for him. Jose Ruiz allowed two runs which weren’t ideal but Jimmy Lambert and Tanner Banks came in and shut things down from there.
The four runs yielded by the White Sox weren’t enough for Detroit as the White Sox scored 11 themselves. It was another outstanding explosion of offense for the White Sox that we have become used to seeing since Miguel Cairo took over as the manager in late August.
The Chicago White Sox pulled off a huge win over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday.
Nobody in the White Sox lineup had a better Sunday than Eloy Jimenez. He has been one of the best hitters in the American League during the second half of the season. He kept that momentum going on Sunday with a three-hit game that included an RBI double and a two-run home run.
Eloy wasn’t the only White Sox player that went yard either as AJ Pollock hit a solo shot and Andrew Vaughn hit a grand slam. Seeing all of these runs cross the plate via the home run is amazing after the way that the White Sox season has gone offensively.
This was a huge win for the White Sox as they took a series from a team that they are much better than. It is a shame that they didn’t sweep them but it is so hard to do that in this league. Running out of Detroit with a series victory is all you could have asked for going in.
Now, the White Sox have their biggest series of the year ahead of them. As mentioned before, the Cleveland Guardians are in town with the American League Central Division on the line. Following that, the White Sox will have the Tigers again for three at home. As you can tell, big games are ahead on the south side.