The White Sox lose momentum as the Twins leave Chicago on a win (Chicago, Illinois) – In the last game of the series against the Twins, White Sox pitcher Dylan Cease took the mound to throw out the first pitch. The first 2 innings consisted of many groundouts, flyouts, and strikeouts by both teams. In the top of the 3rd inning, Twins batter Max Kepler took the mound and rocketed a ball to right field for a solo home run. In the bottom of that inning, White Sox batter Adam Engel hit an RBI single to tie the game 1-1 at the end of the 3rd. In the top of the 5th inning, Twins batter Josh Donaldson grounded a 2-run single and took the lead over the White Sox. At the end of the 5th inning, the White Sox trailed the Twins 3-1. In the top of the 6th, White Sox pitcher Codi Heuer relieved Cease.
The Rout Was On
Soon after, Twins batter Jorge Polanco crushed one of Heuer’s curveballs over the fence to bring the 2 men on bases home. The Twins pulled away from the White Sox in the 6th with the score at 6-1 Twins. In the top of the 7th, White Sox pitcher Jose Rui, replaced Heuer at the mound. In the bottom of the 8th, White Sox batter Andrew Vaughn doubled on a sharp line drive for an RBI. The score was 6-2 going into the last inning. In the top of the 9th, White Sox pitcher Garrett Crochet, took the mound for Ruiz to close out the last game of the series in Chicago. Twin’s batter Nelson Cruz hit a sacrifice fly that brought the score to 7-2 Twins. In the bottom of the 9th, White Sox batter Tim Anderson grounded into a double play to end the game. The White Sox had 5 double plays against the Twins today, but it wasn’t enough. The Twins beat the White Sox in the last game of the series 7-2.
The White Sox will meet the Brewers in Milwaukee this Friday (7/23/2021) at 7:10pm CST.
The White Sox lose momentum as the Twins leave Chicago on a win