After a rocky weekend, (no pun intended) the Sox came out victorious on Sunday to avoid being swept.
The White Sox attacked first when Andrew Vaughn hit a solo home run to left center field in the second inning, followed by excellent base running from Andrew Benintendi in the third inning to score on a throwing error. The runs stalled from there and the lead was taken from the Sox in the fifth, but the offense woke up again when Zach Remillard doubled scoring Gavin Sheets, putting the Sox within two runs.
Then in a thrilling eighth inning with bases loaded, Yoan Moncada doubled driving in two runs to tie the game. Oscar Colas followed up with a double himself, scoring Vaughn and Moncada to take the lead. To add insurance runs, Lenyn Sosa came off the bench and ripped a three-run, 403-foot home run to left field.
On defense, Dylan Cease threw his best stuff one time through the Rockies’ lineup but began to fall apart in the third inning after giving up a solo home run. Exiting in the fifth inning, he stood at 105 pitches with seven hits and three earned runs.
To add to the chaos of the weekend, Elvis Andrus was ejected in the sixth inning during Luis Robert Jr.’s at-bat. With Tim Anderson out serving his suspension, Zach Remillard filled in at shortstop and Lenyn Sosa entered at second base.
With the win, the White Sox are 49-75 on the season.
W: Aaron Bummer (4-2) | L: Matt Koch (2-1) |
White Sox Scoring Recap:
Top 2nd: Andrew Vaughn homered to left center. 1-0 White Sox.
Top 3rd: Andrew Benintendi scores on a throwing error. 2-0 White Sox.
Top 7th: Zach Remillard doubles. Gavin Sheets scores. 5-3 Rockies.
Top 8th: Yoan Moncada doubles. Andrew Benintendi and Luis Robert Jr. score. 5-5 tie.
Top 8th: Oscar Colas doubles. Andrew Vaugh and Yoan Moncada score. 7-5 White Sox.
Top 8th: Lenyn Sosa hits a three-run home run. 10-5 White Sox.
Andrew Vaughn: 3-for-5, HR, RBI, K
Along with his 16th home run of the year, Andrew Vaughn had an amazing day at the plate playing a pivotal part in today’s win.
Oscar Colas: 1-for-2, R, 2B, 2 RBI
Off the bench, Oscar Colas was clutch with a two-run double to break the tie.
Lenyn Sosa: 1-for-2, HR, 3 RBI
After being pulled from the bench as well, Lenyn Sosa surely stepped up and proved why he should be in the lineup. His three-run home run in the eighth inning gave the Sox the insurance runs they needed to defeat the Rockies.
Yoan Moncada: 1-for-5, R, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 K
With a double to deep right field, Yoan Moncada tied up the game and put momentum through the rest of the lineup.
The Sox are back at home for seven games starting with a three-game series against the Seattle Mariners. First pitch on Monday will be at 7:10 CT over on NBC Sports Chicago.
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