White Sox regain some momentum with a win against Twins (Minneapolis, Minnesota) – Right before the first pitch was thrown, White Sox catcher Yasmani Grandal was placed on a 10-day injured list because of a torn tendon in his left knee. White Sox catcher, Seby Zavala, filled in for Grandal behind home plate. In the top of the 1st inning, White Sox batters Adam Eaton, Yoan Moncada, and Jose Abreu were all struck out. Pitching for the White Sox was Carlos Rodon. In the top of the 2nd White Sox batter Zach Collins hit a 94 mph sinker to right field for a two-run single. White Sox took an early lead with the score at 2-0 in the end of the 2nd inning. In the 3rd, 4th, and 5th innings, we saw great defense among both teams with many strikeouts, lineouts, and groundouts with the White Sox even picking up a double play in the bottom of the 5th.
A Very Close Game
In the bottom of the 6th, Twins batter, Alex Kirilloff hit one of Rodon’s curveballs right up the middle for an RBI single that put the first run on the board for the Twins. The Twins trailed the White Sox 2-1 in the bottom of the 6th inning. In the bottom of the 7th, White Sox pitcher Michael Kopech relieved Rodon at the mound after a grueling 104 pitches. In the top of the 8th, Adam Eaton struck a ball right past the Twins shortstop to get an RBI single. Soon after, a fielding error occurred that gave Eaton just enough time to make it to third. Next batter up was Jose Abreu, who hit a sacrifice fly to get Eaton home to extend the White Sox lead over the Twins. In the bottom of the 8th White Sox pitcher, Liam Hendriks, took the mound for Kopech and threw out 3 immediate strikeouts. In the top of the 9th inning, the Twins returned the favor with 3 immediate strikeouts. Hendriks threw for a strikeout, lineout, and flyout to close the game. The White Sox beat the Twins 4-1.
The White Sox will play the Twins again tomorrow (7/7/2021) at 1:10pm CST.
White Sox regain some momentum with a win against Twins