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White Sox Complete 3-Game Sweep in Boston

The White Sox completed a three-game sweep of the Red Sox on Mother’s Day behind a strong outing from Dallas Keuchel and timely runs.

Dallas Keuchel White Sox Sweep Red Sox
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A strong outing from Dallas Keuchel and timely hitting from José Abreu propelled the Chicago White Sox to a win on Sunday. The White Sox head home for a seven-game homestand on a six-game winning streak. They will face Cleveland for three and New York for four while playing their best baseball of the season.

Keuchel Shoves

Dallas Keuchel looked a bit like his former Cy Young self. He threw six innings of one-run baseball for his best outing of the season. To his credit, he had good command of the strike zone all day. However, he benefited from a struggling Boston team who managed to get themselves out. He fanned five and allowed eight hits while walking one.

Boston’s scheduled starter Michael Wacha was a late scratch. Tanner Houck started in his place. Wacha was sent to the 15-day IL after experiencing soreness in his left side. Hauck lasted 2.2 innings and allowed three runs.

Score Early, Score Often

The White Sox opened the scoring in the third when Leury Garcia reached on an infield single to score Reese McGuire. Luis Robert grounded into a fielders choice that moved Josh Harrison, who reached after getting hit by a pitch. Jose Abreu doubled with two outs and runners on the corners to put the White Sox up 3-0.

TLR Maneuvers

Liam Hendriks pitched five straight days entering Sunday and Aaron Bummer is dealing with a knee issue. Tony La Russa was limited with some of his usual options. He elected to use Dallas Keuchel in the sixth to face the Red Sox lineup for the third time. This backfired, as the Red Sox plated two runs. JD Martinez drove in a run with a ground out after two consecutive singles. Christian Vázquez added on with a single of his own that plated the second Red Sox run.

Sousa Ends 9th Inning Threat

Ryan Burr and Matt foster pitched perfect 7th and 8th innings, respectively.

With closer Liam Hendriks unavailable, La Russa chose Jose Ruiz to pitch the ninth. Ruiz managed to get the first two outs of the ending after allowing a double off the green monster to JD Martinez. The Sox skipper then called on lefty Bennett Sousa for the final out. It was a favorable matchup when Alex Cora pinch-hit for Jackie Bradley Jr. Alex Plawecki came to the plate hitting .138 and made the final out for another White Sox winner.

Notes

The bullpen during the White Sox six-game winning streak has pitched 22.1 innings while allowing just two runs.

Aaron Bummer was placed on the IL per La Russa after the game.

Yoan Moncada and Joe Kelly are set to join the team on Monday.

Matt Foster has retired the last 13 batters he’s faced.

What’s On Tap Next?

The South Siders return home for a seven-game homestand against Cleveland and the Yankees. The Sox should be aided by the returns of Yoan Moncada and Joe Kelly. On the mound for the White Sox will be the big Texan Michael Kopech to face Zach Plesac in the first game. You can catch all the action on NBC Sports Chicago.

Tune in to the Sox On Tap podcast for additional postgame reaction and further White Sox commentary all season.

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Jack Buckley
Jack Buckley
13 days ago

Boston must be going nuts, plus Boegarts and Devers are leaving

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