Another tough loss for the south siders (Minneapolis, Minnesota) – After the narrow loss against the Twins yesterday the White Sox wanted to start with Reynaldo Lopez at the mound to throw out the first pitch. In the top of the 2nd inning, White Sox batter Adam Engel grounded into a double play that sent the game into the bottom of the 2nd. Reynaldo pitched the bottom of the 2nd with no runs. In the bottom of the 3rd inning, Reynaldo walked both Twins batters Trevor Larnach and Max Kelper. Reynaldo managed to pick off Trevor Larnach on a throw to first base. In the bottom of the 4th inning, White Sox swapped pitchers to Garrett Crochet who closed the inning with a flyout and 2 strikeouts. In the bottom of the 5th inning, White Sox pitcher Crochet threw for an error and 2 Twins baserunners advanced to the next bases. With 2 outs and runners on 2nd and 3rd base, Crochet threw for a strikeout to close the inning with no damage.
A Close Game
In the bottom of the 6th inning, White Sox pitcher Jose Ruiz relived Crochet at the mound. Ruiz then threw 3 consecutive strikes for the first out. Next batter up was Twins batter Jorge Polanco, who walked up to home plate and on his first swing, crushed it to center field for a solo home run. In the bottom of the 7th inning, White Sox pitcher Matt Foster took the mound for a strikeout and 2 flyouts. Foster threw for 1 inning and was replaced with White Sox pitcher Craig Kimbrel who threw for a flyout, strikeout, and lineout. In the top of the 9th inning, White Sox batter Brian Goodwin grounded out along with Adam Engel, who flied out. Next up to bat was White Sox batter Jake Lamb who walked to just be shut down by an automatic groundout by White Sox batter Leary Garcia, for the final out of the game. The Twins beat the White Sox 1-0.
The Yankees will be traveling to Chicago to face the White Sox tomorrow (8/12/2021) at 6:00pm CST.
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