After a few games of scuffling at the plate, the White Sox broke out their bats in a big way on Tuesday night.
The White Sox offense came out hot, scoring 4 runs in the top of the first, ignited by a Jose Abreu 3-run home run. On the back of 18 hits by the White Sox offense, the Sox seemed to break out of their hitting slump.
Dylan Cease tossed 6.1 scoreless innings before allowing a solo shot to Corey Dickerson. He finished the inning with two flyouts. A hot start and 7 innings of one-run ball from Dylan Cease secured the victory for the south siders tonight.
The Blue Jays made things scary for Liam Hendriks when Vladimir Guerrero Jr. came up to the plate with the bases loaded. Hendriks got him to a full count and Vladdy Jr eventually rolled into a double play.
Hendriks closed the game with a 5-out save, allowing one run on a single by Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
With the win, the White Sox record improves to 73-54 with the win in Toronto tonight.
W: Dylan Cease (10-6) | L: Jose Berrìos (8-7) | S: Liam Hendriks (29)
Dylan Cease: 7.0 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 15 Swinging Strikes
In potentially Dylan’s best start of the season, he struck out 7 while only allowing a solo home run. This is his ninth start in a row allowing 3 runs or less, and he’s allowed three runs or fewer in 22 of his 26 starts this season.
Jose Abreu: 3-5, 4 RBI, HR
Pito got things going in the first inning when he lit up Jose Berríos for a 3-run home run, scoring Robert and Moncada. Jose continues to produce runs for the White Sox, leading the MLB in RBI.
Luis Robert: 3-5, 2B, 2 K
Most Sox fans would agree that Luis Robert would be productive in the two-spot in the lineup. He showed today that he could be productive at the top of the lineup, filling in as the leadoff hitter, while Tim Anderson rests.
Yoan Moncada: 3-5
International pop sensation Yoan Moncada hit three singles tonight, extending his hit streak to 11 games.
Player of the Game
Despite 18 hits from the offense tonight, nobody topped the performance of Dylan Cease. A textbook pitcher’s outing gave the White Sox the opportunity to score runs early and hold onto the lead.
Game three of the White Sox-Blue Jays series takes place tomorrow at 6:07 PM CT. Lucas Giolito will take the mound for the Sox while the Blue Jays will counter with their ace, Robbie Ray.
The game will be broadcasted on NBC Sports Chicago.