White Sox force a Reds retreat (Chicago, Illinois) – After yesterday’s slaughter of the Cincinnati Reds, the White Sox were ready to play ball in Chicago. White Sox pitcher Carlos Rodon took the mound to throw out the first pitch of the game. The 1st and 2nd innings consisted of many flyouts, pop out, lineouts, and strikeouts with both teams displaying great defense. In the bottom of the 3rd inning, White Sox batter Gavin Sheets hit a 2-run home run to right center field. By the end of the 3rd inning, the White Sox took a lead over the Reds with the score at 2-0. In the bottom of the 4th inning, White Sox batter Leury Garcia singled an RBI to center field. Next batter up was Gavin Sheets, who also hit an RBI single this time, to left field, to extend the lead. In the bottom of the 5th Reds pitcher Sonny Gray threw a wild pitch that resulted in a White Sox run. By the end of the 5th inning the Red trailed the White Sox with the score at 5-0.
White Sox Stay Consistent
In the top of the 6th inning, White Sox pitcher Michael Kopech relieved Rodon at the mound In the bottom of the 7th inning, White Sox batter Tim Anderson stepped up to the plate and launched a ball to right-center field for a solo home run that brought the score to 6-0 White Sox. In the top of the 8th inning, the White Sox caught the Reds in a double play to advance the game. In the top of the 9th inning, White Sox pitcher Mike Wright replaced Kopech at the mound. Later, Reds batter Delino DeShields hit a fly ball to right field for an RBI double in hopes of bringing hope back into the Reds team. After that, White Sox pitcher Garrett Crochet replaced Wright and threw for the final out of the game.
The White Sox will be facing the Detroit Tigers Friday (10/1/2021) at 7:10pm CST.
White Sox force a Reds retreat