White Sox fans will always love him, as they should.
Matt Moore pitched one-hit ball into the sixth, Matt Joyce homered twice and the Tampa Bay Rays stayed three games behind in the chase for the second AL wild card Saturday by beating the sliding Chicago White Sox 10-4.
Alex Rios hit his career-high 25th homer and the Chicago White Sox gave their fading playoff hopes a boost, beating Tampa Bay 3-1 on Friday night to end the Rays’ eight-game winning streak.
Ryan Doumit had four RBIs for Minnesota, including the go-ahead two-run double in the eighth inning to help the Twins beat Detroit 4-2 on Friday and keep the Tigers from moving any closer to the AL Central title.
Evan Longoria hit a tiebreaking homer in the ninth inning and the surging Tampa Bay Rays won their eighth straight game Thursday night, handing the White Sox a 3-2 loss that hurts Chicago’s playoff hopes.
Adam Dunn homered twice, including a clutch three-run shot in the eighth inning, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Cleveland Indians 5-4 on Monday night to maintain their one-game lead in the AL Central.
Jamey Carroll hit an RBI single in the 10th inning and the Minnesota Twins beat Detroit 2-1 Sunday, winning both games of a doubleheader to prevent the Tigers from at least tying the Chicago White Sox atop the AL Central.
Anibal Sanchez took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and the Detroit Tigers beat the Cleveland Indians 5-3 Saturday despite losing a run on an appeal play.
Francisco Liriano is a difficult pitcher to figure out.
Justin Verlander pitched seven shutout innings and made sure Detroit stayed in step with first-place Chicago in the AL Central, leading the Tigers to a 4-0 win over the downward spiraling Cleveland Indians on Friday night.
The makeup game will be played Monday at 1:10 p.m. Game tickets and parking coupons for tonight’s postponed contest will be honored then.
The Detroit Tigers remain one game behind the White Sox for first place in the American League Central Division, after losing to the Anaheim Angels Friday night.
The Chicago White Sox fell back to second place for the first time in nearly a month. It had been even longer since Chris Sale left the ballpark with a loss.
Since Opening Day on March 30th, teams in the American League Central Division have played approximately fifty games, and already massive disparities have set in.
The White Sox open officially open the second half of their season on Friday, and after the first 92 games of the season, there’s significantly less optimism than there was during spring training.
After a disappointing first half, the Chicago White Sox will likely face the biggest stretch of their season as they’ll play 12 consecutive games against AL Central opponents, starting with the Detroit Tigers.
The Chicago White Sox will have a little more time off before they resume play on Friday against the Detroit Tigers. It’ll be a series that will hopefully showcase a different Adam Dunn than was seen in the first half, because they need it to.
The White Sox’s 44-48 record through the first 92 games of the season hasn’t necessarily led to optimism among their fans. And to make matters worse, they suffered a 3-1 series loss to the Twins heading into the All-Star break.
The Chicago White Sox are two games under .500, but because the rest of the division is struggling as well, they find themselves just four and a half games back of the Cleveland Indians.
The high expectations the White Sox had coming into this season haven’t been met, that’s no secret at all. But as bad as the team and individual players have been, they can still reach those expectations with good second half.