White Sox take the last game of the Chicago homestand against Twins (Chicago, Illinois) – White Sox pitcher, Carlos Rodón, took the mound to throw the first pitch for the Sox and luckily with bases loaded, he retired the inning with no runs. In the bottom of the 2nd inning, White Sox batter Brian Goodwin hit a solo homer to right field for the first run of the day. In the bottom of the 3rd White Sox batter Jose Abreu had a base hit and Sox base runner, Yoan Moncada, dove for 3rd base. Moncada’s dive for 3rd resulted in a bruised right hand and he was walked off the field by the Sox training staff. In the same inning, White Sox batter Yasmani Grandal made contact on a breaking curveball for an RBI single. Soon after, White Sox batter Gavin Sheet hit a sacrifice fly, which brought the score to 3-0 White Sox in the bottom of the 3rd inning.
Sox Tried to Escape the 5th Inning
After a quiet 4th inning, Twins batter Gilberto Celestino hit the ball to far left field that resulted in Twins’ man on second, Alex Kirilloff, diving home for the Twins first run. Twins batter Andrelton Simmons hit a ball right inside the foul line for an RBI double. Josh Donaldson then hit a sacrifice fly to get Simmons home to tie the game at 3-3. Next at bat was Twins batter Nelson Cruz, who hit a sharp line drive to left field for an RBI single to put the Twins ahead 4-3. In the bottom of the 5th inning, White Sox batter Andrew Vaughn hit a sacrifice fly that brought it back to a tie game. In the top of the 6th White Sox pitcher Michael Kopech relieved Rodon after 97 pitches. White Sox batter Zack Collins, hit a solo homer that gave the White Sox the lead over the Twins, 5-4, in the bottom of the bottom of the 6th. In the same inning, Abreu hit a sacrifice fly to further extend the lead to 6-4 White Sox. In the top of the 7th, White Sox pitcher Codi Heuer replaced Kopech at the mound. After 2 walks he was then swapped out by White Sox pitcher Garrett Crochet. In the bottom of the 7th inning White Sox batter Danny Mendick hit an RBI single. Next at bat was Collins who singled on a line drive to center field for an RBI. The score was 8-4 White Sox in the bottom of the 7th inning. In the top of the 8th, White Sox pitcher Ryan Burr took the mound just to be replaced in the top of the 9th by Sox pitcher Liam Hendriks to close the game. Hendriks let Twin’s batter, Ryan Jeffers, hit a single RBI to give the Twins one last run before he struck out the last Twins batter to end the game. The White Sox beat the Twins 8-5.
The White Sox will be traveling to Detroit to face the Tigers tomorrow (7/2/2021) at 6:10pm CST.
White Sox take the last game of the Chicago homestand against Twins