White Sox Closing Game with Toronto Blue Jays
The White Sox were looking to sweep the series with the Blue Jays, sent young gun Jose Quintana with an ERA of 3,44 against the the experienced and former Sox pitcher, Mark Buehrle, who was carrying an ERA of 2.50 and a win – loss record of 10 and 5
Quintana was going to need everything working in his arsenal if he was even going to hold his own with the world series experienced pitcher in Buehrle. Quintana would go 7 complete innings allowing only 3 hits with 7 strikeouts. Eric Surkamp and Jake Petricka would join Quintana on the mound. each taking one complete inning to close out the game.
The offense was favoring the Sox today when in the top of the third inning, Gordon Beckham hit a ground ruled double to right center. Jose Abreu hit a single to left, getting Beckham home, for a 1 – 0 Sox lead.
Moises Sierra hit his second home run of the year taking the lead to 2 – 0 in the Sox favor.
It wasn’t until the top of the ninth that the Sox added runs three and four when, Alexei Ramirez opened the inning with a fly out to left, Paul Konerko was given a free pass on base, Sierra’s double to left, moved Konerko to third, Tyler Flowers single, got both Sierra and Konerko home for a 4 – 0 lead.
Surkamp came on in the ninth inning to close down the final attempt by the Jays to get any runs on the board.
Chicago closes this road trip with a three game series with the L.A Angels. The probable starters include: Hector Noesi for game one, Scott Carroll for game two and John Danks will close the series. The Sox have a day off before opening a 4th of July home stand with the Seattle Mariners.