The Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers gave fans a taste of what’s to come in Minneapolis, Minnesota on July 14th at Target Field. The two teams combined for four home runs in a 6-5 White Sox win.
Abreu would finish the night going 2-for-4 at the plate. Including Abreu, the top five hitters for the Sox: Adam Eaton, Gordon Beckham, Conor Gillaspie and Adam Dunn, all combined to go 10-for-21 at the dish on Monday night. The only hit outside of the top five in the White Sox lineup came on an Alejandro De Aza bunt single in the sixth inning.
Hector Noesi picked his second win in seven days, after losing 14 consecutive decisions. Noesi wasn’t his best, but the offense combined with a solid bullpen performance, was able to pick up the slack.
In 5 2/3 innings, Noesi gave up three home runs, four earned runs on seven hits, walked one and struck out five on 89 pitches.
(Side note: The fourth-inning home run by Miguel Cabrera off Noesi might have just passed your home today. It’s still going.)
The White Sox and Tigers continue a four-game series on Tuesday night in Chicago. John Danks will take the mound for the Sox, while Detroit will send Justin Verlander to the hill. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 CT.
White Sox Notes:
- Monday wasn’t a good night for Detroit starter Rick Porcello. In fact, his worst night against the Sox has some Chicago history involved.
- Ronald Belisario picked up his sixth save of the season on Monday. He’s allowed a run in three of those six saves. (Belisario has also blown three saves on the year.)
- How odd is this?