Chris Sale scattered just two hits over eight scoreless innings, lowering his ERA to 1.99.
Tyler Flowers shocked the Oakland Athletics on Monday night — but probably no more than he surprised himself. Flowers hit a solo home run to tie the game in the ninth inning and then added another to win it in the 12th, leading the Chicago White Sox to an improbable 5-4 victory.
After two great starts, Scott Carroll has run into some adversity in his past two. He remains optimistic and confident.
White Sox manager Robin Ventura questioned the effort of his players after a 5-1 loss to Arizona on Sunday in Chicago, and he spoke about the “uninspired” effort again before playing at Oakland on Monday night hoping for a spark. All he could complain about after the latest loss is that the comeback came too late.
One bad pitch blew what would’ve given the Chicago Cubs something they’ve rarely achieved this season: a winning streak.
Alfonso Soriano finished a triple shy of the cycle and drove in two runs and Travis Wood allowed one run in 7 2-3 innings to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 5-1 win over the Houston Astros Wednesday night.