Even David Letterman could not keep viewers up that late.
Through two rain delays that pushed Tuesday’s game between the Chicago White Sox and Cleveland Indians into a five-hour marathon, the White Sox edged the Indians to win the second game of a three-game series.
White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham hit a solo home run in the fifth inning that ended up being the difference.
Although he only saw see three innings of action on Tuesday, Chris Sale picked up where he left off against the Yankees last week. In three innings, Sale walked only one and struck out four on 40 pitches.
The White Sox bullpen was sharp after the second rain delay that forced Sale to sit for the rest of the evening. Four Sox relievers combined for a eight-hitter with only one earned run given up.
The teams meet on Wednesday night in the finale of the three-game series. Hector Noesi will take the mound for the Good Guys, while T.J. House starts for the Tribe. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 CT at U.S. Cellular Field.
White Sox Notes:
- Gordon Beckham since May 6th has been, well … good.
Gordon Beckham since May 6 has a .361/.391/.566 slash line with four home runs and 10 RBIs. Also has 5 2Bs and 14 runs w/ 12 K in 88 PAs.
— Dan Hayes (@DanHayesCSN) May 28, 2014
- The last 55 hitters to hit against Chris Sale have not fared well at all.
Chris Sale's last 55 batters faced: 2 Hits 4 Walks 24 Strikeouts
— Christopher Kamka (@ckamka) May 28, 2014
- The Sox now sit at .500 (27-27). Through those 54 games, none of those 27 wins for the Good Guys have been in a shutout. (The Sox have been shutout in four games.)
Sure, it’s TMZ, but it’s hilarious. Yes, this is Chris Sale dancing to Carly Rae Jepsen‘s “Call Me Maybe” at former White Sox outfielder Alex Rios’ wedding in 2012.
You can see Sale’s epic performance here.