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White Sox 6, Athletics 1: Sox split series with Oakland

by Nicole Reitz

It’s been one heck of a week for the White Sox, but they managed to wrap up this homestand with a series split. Today’s game was powered by a very persistent Mike Clevinger who had no hits through five innings but was quickly broken up in the top of the sixth by a leadoff single. He finished after seven innings with just one run, one hit, and 10 strikeouts.

On the offense, the Sox came out scoring right away in the bottom of the first after Andrew Vaughn singled to bring in Tim Anderson. Vaughn singled again in the third sending Andrew Benintendi home on a throwing error, which was followed by a Gavin Sheets walk and Vaughn scored on a wild pitch.


In the sixth inning, after the Athletics committed their third error of the day, Yoan Moncada’s double into right field mixed with speed on the base path landed him on third base. He quickly scored when Sheets singled to left. Later in the seventh, Moncada continued to shine at the plate when he doubled again driving in Benintendi and Anderson. 

With the win, the Sox are 52-79 on the season. 

W: Mike Clevinger (6-6) | L: Paul Blackburn (3-4) |

StatCast Breakdown

Box Score

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White Sox Scoring Recap:

Bottom 1st: Andrew Vaughn singles to left field. Tim Anderson scores. 1-0 White Sox. 

Bottom 3rd: Andrew Vaughn singles. Andrew Benintendi scores on a throwing error. 2-0 White Sox. 

Bottom 3rd: Gavin Sheets walks. Andrew Vaughn scores. 3-0 White Sox. 

Bottom 6th: Gavin Sheets singles. Yoan Moncada Scores 4-1 White Sox. 

Bottom 7th: Yoan Moncada doubles to left field. Andrew Benintendi and Tim Anderson score. 6-1 White Sox.

Notable Performances:

Mike Clevinger: 7.0 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 10 K

Mike Clevinger held the A’s down today as he gave up no hits through five innings. He finished in seven innings throwing 95 pitches. 

Yoan Moncada: 4-for-4, R, 2 2B, 2 RBI

Homering on Saturday, Yoan Moncada has had a pretty good weekend at the plate. His first double today followed by an Athletics error landed him at third. His second double of the day drove in two runs, extending the Sox lead over the Athletics. 

Next Game

The Sox will head to Maryland for a three-game series against the Orioles. Michael Kopech will take the mound against Grayson Rodriguez. First pitch tomorrow will be at 6:05 p.m. on NBC Sports Chicago. 

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Featured Photo: © Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

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