Last Night’s Highlights
The top of the White Sox lineup — Alen Hanson, Melky Cabrera and Jose Abreu — proved to be too much for the Blue Jays as the Sox scored early and often in an 11–4 triumph in the opener of a three-game series at the Rogers Centre in Toronto. The Good Guys scored four runs in the first inning, three in the second, one in the third and three in the fifth while collecting 14 hits in all.
Complementing the offensive explosion was an outstanding mound performance by Jose Quintana, who won his third game of the season. Q went a strong seven innings, allowing just two runs, five hits and a pair of walks while striking out five.
Those first three hitters proved to be a juggernaut. They were 7-for-13 with nine RBI, a homer, four extra-base hits, seven runs scored and two walks. Individually, Hanson was 3-for-4 with an RBI, a walk and three runs scored; Cabrera was 2-for-4 with a three-run homer, a two-run double, a walk and he scored three times; Abreu was 2-for-5 with a triple, a double and a run scored. At the bottom of the order, Omar Narvaez had a three-hit night and scored twice while Tim Anderson added a pair of base hits.
Enjoy Melky’s big night, which included a great throw to nab a runner at the plate:
This Afternoon’s Game
White Sox vs. Blue Jays (12:07 p.m. CT, CSN) in the middle game of the three-game set. Starting Pitchers: RHP Mike Pelfrey (2–5, 3.88) for the Sox, RHP Marcus Stroman (7–2, 3.09) for Toronto.
White Sox vs. Blue Jays (12:07 p.m. CT, WGN) in the finale of the series. Starting Pitchers: RHP James Shields (1–0, 1.62) making his first start since coming off the DL for the Sox, LHP JA Happ (1–4, 4.31) for the Jays.
Quote of the Day
The Sox future is at AAA Charlotte, AA Birmingham, A Advanced Winston-Salem and A Kannapolis. Here’s a heartening review:
Yoan Moncada (pictured above) went 4-for-4, belted a three-run homer, drove in four, drew a pair of walks and scored twice in Charlotte’s 12–4 thumping of Indianapolis last night at home.
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