In the words of the great Lou Brown, the manager of the Cleveland Indians in the classic Major League films:
The Chicago White Sox won a tight 5-4 ballgame on Friday night against the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto. On Saturday afternoon, they won yet another one-run game against the Blue Jays, 4-3.
That’s two in a row. A win on Sunday will give the Sox what Brown called a “winning streak”; something the White Sox haven’t had since May 26-28.
White Sox ace Chris Sale picked up his seventh win of the season on Saturday afternoon. Sale went seven innings, gave up two earned runs on a fourth-inning home run, four hits, struck out six, but walked a season-high five on 108 pitches (65 strikes).
Jose Abreu extended his career-high hitting streak to 13 games with a seventh-inning double to deep center field. Abreu would score two hitters later, thanks to a home run from Dayan Viciedo to give the White Sox a 3-2 lead.
One of the more interesting (and somewhat hilarious) stats for the White Sox as of late came to the light after the win on Saturday:
The two teams conclude their four-game series on Sunday afternoon in Toronto. Jose Quintana will take the mound for the White Sox. Quintana’s coming off his first win this past Tuesday night in Baltimore since May 26th. The Jays will send former White Sox left-hander Mark Buerhle to the hill against his old club. First pitch is scheduled for 12:07 CT.
White Sox Notes:
- Zach Putnam picked up his first save of the season in dramatic fashion on Saturday. 2014 has been a different journey for the White Sox bullpen compared to 2013.
- Baseball is weird … especially when the White Sox are playing.
- Dayan “Clutch”iedo: