White Sox beat the Twins at first game of homestand (Chicago, Illinois) – Chicago White Sox pitcher, Lucas Giolito, threw the first pitch to a single and the second pitch to Twin’s batter, Josh Donaldson, for a two- run homer. After that rough start it was 2-0 Twins in the top of the 1st inning. In the bottom of the 1st White Sox batter, Zack Collins, grounded out for an RBI which brought the score to 2-1 Twins. A rain delay was in effect in the bottom of the 3rd for about 10 minutes. After the rain delay White Sox batter, Gavin Sheets, grounded out for an RBI to tie the game 2-2. The next batter up was White Sox player, Leury Garcia, who hit an RBI single that gave the White Sox the lead 3-2 in the bottom of the 3rd.
A Hot Inning for the White Sox
In the top of the 5th inning, Giolito kept his peripheral vision sharp and caught Twins player, Jorge Polanco, stealing 2nd base for an out. In the bottom of the 5th Sheets hit an unusual pop up that fell perfectly between three rushing fielders to bring the base runner in from second base and extend the lead to 4-2 White Sox. Next at bat was Garcia who hit a sacrifice fly that moved the score to 5-2 White Sox. After Garcia, the next was White Sox batter was, Danny Mendick, who singled on a line drive to center field for an RBI. The Minnesota Twins, desperate to get out the inning brought in a fresh arm. But White Sox batter, Tim Anderson, stepped up to the plate and hit an RBI single on a line drive to center field that maintained the White Sox momentum. In the bottom of the 5th the score was 7-2 White Sox.
A Hot Inning for the Twins
After 97 pitches Giolito is replaced by White Sox pitcher, Evan Marshall, in the top of the 7th. Marshall threw a curveball that was hit by Twin’s batter, Nelson Cruz, for an RBI double. Next at bat for the Twins was Max Kepler, who also hit an RBI double. After Kepler was Twin’s batter, Alex Kirilloff, who grounded out that resulted in another run. To escape the 7th inning White Sox pitcher, Ryan Burr, was brought in to replace Marshall to get the last out of the inning. The score was 7-5 at the top of the 7th. White Sox pitcher, Liam Hendriks, relieved Burr at the top of the 9th to close out the game. Twin’s batter, Jorge Polanco, grounded out for an RBI that brought the score to 7-6 White Sox with 2 outs in the last inning. Hendriks then got Kirilloff out to close the game.
The Chicago White Sox will play the Minnesota Twins again tomorrow (6/29/21) at 7:10 pm CST.
White Sox beat the Twins at first game of homestand