The Chicago White Sox took the finale of the three-game series at home against the Oakland Athletics. They triumphed on Sunday 4-1 behind a masterful performance by pitcher Dylan Cease and some timely hitting. The White Sox improved to 51-50 on the year and are two games back of the first-place Minnesota Twins.
Cease continued his Cy Young-level campaign and has established his status as the ace of the pitching staff. Cease became only the third pitcher in history to allow only four earned runs in a 12-start span. He tossed 6.0 innings, surrendering just four hits while allowing one run. Cease also struck out seven and walked one lowering his ERA to 2.01 on the season. Joe Kelly, Kendall Graveman, and Liam Hendriks combined for three scoreless innings and allowed just two hits and a walk while striking out three.
Just Enough Offense
The only run Oakland registered was a solo homer in the second by Ramon Laureano. The White Sox quickly tied it up in the bottom half when Jose Abreu belted a solo homer to center field.
The boys did not stop there, adding two runs with two outs. Josh Harrison started the rally with a double and Leury Garcia brought him home with a base hit.
Harrison was plated on a double from Seby Zavala to take a 3-1 lead. In the seventh, Eloy Jimenez added an insurance run with a lead-off solo homer to right-center that traveled 420 feet.
The White Sox have one day off in the next four weeks.
The White Sox announced they have agreed to terms with all 20 of their 2022 draft selections and 10 undrafted free agents.
What’s On Tap Next?
The White Sox will begin a three-game series at home against the Kansas City Royals. Michael Kopech is slated to take the hill in game one for the Sox. Kansas City will start Brad Keller. You can watch it all on NBC Sports Chicago. Sox On Tap will have the postgame.