CLEVELAND — The White Sox need to win Thursday afternoon’s rescheduled game at Progressive Field to keep hopes of catching the Guardians in the American League middle.
So they have the perfect plan for success: hit a home run like Five home runs, putting them seven away from the club record, have done it twice in franchise history. All five are against rookie starter Hunter Gaddis, who received a call from Triston McKenzie to return to Minnesota on Friday. With soaring strength, the White Sox beat the Guardians 8-2 in the series finale at Progressive Field, just three games away from the top spot.
“This is a big event. You see this is us,” White Sox The team’s acting manager Miguel Cairo said. “They played well, we hit a couple of home runs, they went out, they were aggressive. It’s great to see these guys come back from yesterday and put some big numbers in there.”
“They’re the team ahead of us,” White Sox third baseman Yoán Moncada via translator Billy Russo said. “Victories like this — and the way we do it — boost our confidence.”
Five long passes from Cadiz tied a Cleveland pitcher’s single-game record.
Gavin Sheets knocked down the first home run, and it could be the day The all-important homer, a 2-2 four-man catch in the second put the White Sox up 2-0. Sheets culminated in 10 at-bats in a 365-foot blast, including five two-hit fouls.
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“A big step in the right direction,” Sheets said. “Having a few adjustments in the cage, kind of like yesterday and resting that day, to do a lot of work and get ready for the week.
“It’s always good to be a part of it. Let it start, be the first to hit the road. A miracle happened today. Great. “
Andrew Vaughn follows Sheets with his 16th, Moncada continues Deep in third. Yasmani Grandal hit the team’s fourth homer in the fourth quarter, and Elvis Andrus hit a 409-footer in the fifth. The White Sox had all of the first seven hits of the game extra bases.
Accordingly to Elias, The last time the White Sox hit five homers in the first five innings was in a 13-3 win over Minnesota on June 30, 2021. Vaughn, Grandal, Sheets, Brian Goodwin and Jose Abreu got the Kudos to.
“It feels like when you hit a lot of home runs Good,” said Moncada, whose four hits represented his third game of the season with four or more. “Having fun in the dugout. “
“I’m going to tell you that it doesn’t matter who is on the mound, Cairo said. “Our people, they’ve been preparing.” They’ve been doing their homework and they’re ready to play. It’s something they do every day, and they will continue to do so. “
This outburst supports Lance Lynn (7-5), who Dropped his ERA from a high of 7.50 to 3.99 on July 16. In his last 11 starts, covering 67 2/3 innings, Lynn has had 49 hits and 7 walks against 78 Two strikeouts, pitching to a 2.13 ERA.
If the White Sox want to get in In the playoffs, you need to. Not only does Cleveland have a division lead, but they also lead the White Sox 9-7 in the tiebreaker and start three games in Chicago on Tuesday. If there is a three-man tie in the AL Central, In that case, the tiebreaker would be determined by the combined head-to-head record, with the Guardians currently 18-12 against the White Sox and Twins, followed by Chicago (13-16) and Minnesota (12-15) ). These two teams have played six of the last nine games of the season.
So, every win counts. But a head-to-head win like Thursday’s White Sox has a bigger meaning.
“Every game is a must win, but it’s obviously better for them,” Sheets said. “We wanted to come out early and swing the bat and let the Lance took the lead and Lance threw the ball very well. We had a big win today. “
“Today is coming, tomorrow is going to be Detroit,” Cairo said “It’s a victory. It was just a game we needed to do well, and we did. ”