Sox Updates: Seattle and Sox Drawer Battle
Seattle Mariners came to The Cell for a three game series.
*Game One Sox – 7 and Mariners – 1
Chris Sale against Roenis Elias
Sale was his brilliant self going the full distance striking out a career high 12 batters that he faced only allowing one run.
Bottom of the 4th saw Dayan Viciedo open the scoring with a home run to left center.
The home half of the 5th inning with the score already 3 – 0 in the Sox favor, Jose Abreu stepped to the plate smacking a home run with Adam Eaton on base for a 5 – 0 Sox lead.
The bottom of the 8th inning saw Paul Konerko add another home run to the board with Viciedo on base for a 7 – 0 lead.
The bottom of the 9th saw the only run scored by the Mariners and a Sox error. Corey Hart hit sacrifice fly to right getting Willie Bloomquist home and ,Robinson Cano to third on error by right fielder Moises Sierra.
*Game Two – Sox – 2 and Mariners 3 in 14 innings.
Jose Quintana against Flex Hernandez
Quintana had a good outing, striking out 10 and allowing only 4 hits while in the mound office.
Everything was quiet until the bottom of the 8th inning when Conor Gillaspie on second with a double, Viciedo matching Gillaspie’s double with a double of his own got him home for a 1 to 0 Sox lead. Tyler Flowers sacrifice fly to left helped Sierra get home for a 2 – 0 lead.
The bottom of the ninth inning saw Seattle tying things up when, Cano walked, Mike Zunino hit sacrifice fly to center, getting Cano home for a Sox 2 – 1 lead. Michael Saunders singled to right, sending Dustin Ackley home to tie the score at 2 a piece.
The top of the 14th saw the Mariners take the game when, Saunders reached on an infield single to first and safe at second on a steal.Brad Miller’s ground ruled double to left got Saunders home for the win.
Sox – 1 and Mariners – 0
Hector Noesi against Taijuan Walker
The only run that the Sox would need came in the bottom of the first when, with two outs, Gillaspie walked, Abreu’s single to center,Gillaspie was held up at third,Dunn took a walk and loaded the pond. Alexei Ramirez hit into a fielder’s choice to short getting Gillaspie home, which would be the shut out win for the Sox.
**Sox Drawer Battle – Chicago at Boston Red Sox
White Sox – 8 and Red Sox – 3
John Danks against Brandon Workman
The top of the second, would have the White Sox open the scoring when, Viciedo would ground into fielder’s choice to first, A Dunn who reached the pond on a walk, scored on error by first baseman Mike Napoli, Ramirez to third, Gillaspie to second. De Aza would hit into a double play allowing, Ramirez to get home for a 2 – 0 Chicago lead,
The White Sox would add another run in the 4th for a 3 – 0 lead, By the bottom of the 5th inning it would be a tie ball game at 3 a piece.
The Sox would take back the lead with a Gillaspie home run with Abreu on board for a 5 – 3 White Sox lead. Things would quiet down until the ninth inning when, Chicago would add 3 more runs when, Viciedo started things with a walk, Moises Sierra would come in as a base runner for Viciedo and would be safe at second on a throwing error by Boston;s pitcher Burke Badenhop. A triple by De Aza would bring Sierra home, Beckham’s double would see De Aza cross home plate, Abreu was given a free pass to the pond, Konerko’s ground ruled double helped, Beckham score to close the inning at 8 – 3 in Chicago’s favor which is how the game would close.
Boston – 5 and Chicago 4
Chris Sale against Ruby De La Rosa
Top of the first and second innings would see Jose Abreu and Conor Gillaspie both hit home runs to give the White Sox a 2 – 0 lead, top of the fourth inning saw Chicago take the lead out to 3 – 0 when, Gillaspie already on second with a double to his credit, got home thanks to an error by Mike Napoli getting Viciedo out at second.
Top of the seventh saw Flowers coming home to take the lead to 4 – 0 on an Adam Eaton double to left.
The bottom of the 8th inning saw Boston cut Chicago’s lead to 4 – 3, and in the bottom of the 9th take the win when, Mookie Betts was hit by Javy Guerra, Daniel Nava doubled to deep left getting Betts home to tie the score at 4 all, Brock Holt’s game winning single brought Nava home for the 5 – 4 Boston win.
Jose Quintana against John Lester
The White Sox hoping to win the battle put the youngster Quintana in against the veteran Lester for Boston.
With Adam Eaton already on base Abreu’s double to left, brought Eaton across home for a 1 – 0 White Sox lead.
Boston took the lead in the sixth when S.Drew and D. Ross both reached base on walks. Drew scored on a Bradly Jr. single to right. David Ortiz double to center brought Ross and Bradly Jr. home for a 3 – 1 Boston lead.
The top of the ninth Gillaspie would tie things up, a home run with Ramirez on base for a 3 all ball game.
Boston would take out the game in the bottom of the 10th inning when, an Mike.Carp single to left would bring Nava home for the winning when, Nava had reached base thanks to a walk.
Final score – Boston – 4 and Chicago – 3. Series ends in a 2 games all tie.
The White Sox head to Cleveland for a three game series before the All Star break.