Game one with the Twinkies
It is a two game series with the Minnesota Twins before another day off.
The only two players on the injury list as of today are, Nate Jones(Tommy John Surgery) and Felipe Paulino (shoulder inflammation – No update since July)
Adam Dunn has been traded to the Oakland A’s and Alejandro De Aza to Baltimore.
With the conclusion of the Charlotte Knights season many of the Knights players got the call to The Big Dance, so you will be seeing new faces over the next games.
Hector Noesi has started on the mound for the Sox today. Going in to do battle in the field are: Adam Eaton, Avisail Garcia, Dayan Viciedo, Paul Konerko, Michael Taylor (from Oakland) Tyler Flowers, Marcus Semien, Carlos Sanchez
*First Inning – Twinkies opened the scoring when, Vargas hit a home run to right, with Santana(single to right,stole second) on the pond. *Score, Twins – 2 and Sox – 0
*Top of the Second Inning – the Sox stole the lead when, Taylor already on the pond by way of a walk, crossed home on a Flowers home run, Semien singled to right and the speedster made it home on a Sanchez double to left center, *Score – Sox – 3 and Twins – 2
*Bottom of the Second – The Twins would tie up things when, Santana hit a double left, Escobar scored, Schafer made it to third, but was thrown out at home trying to advance. *Score – Sox – 3 and Twins – 3
*Third Inning through Seventh Inning – it has been a pitcher duel with great defense shutting the offense down. *Score is still tied and 3 runs all
*Bottom of the Eighth inning – Javy Guerra took over in the office for Noesi and Erik Surkamp now has the keys,
*Bottom of the Ninth and Daniel Webb now has the keys to the office.
*Top of the Tenth – Viciedo gives the Sox the lead 4 – 3 with a home run to right. With Moises Sierra on the pond, Flowers get in the Home Run Derby with one of his own taking the score to 6 to 3 in the Sox favor.
*Bottom of the Tenth – Jake Petricka came in and was able to shut down the Twins and win the game.
*Final Score – White Sox 6 and Minnesota Twins – 3
** Alexei Ramirez is the first White Sox shortstop who hit 30-double seasons since Luke Appling (1936-37).