In what might go down as the turning point of the Sox season, Alejandro De Aza and Kevin Youkilis took it upon themselves to grab a win for the White Sox tonight. After getting hit in the leg on a foul ball Alejandro De Aza worked a walk and stole second base, then Kevin Youkilis on an 0-2 count and after fouling off a ton of pitches hit a line drive single into left field for a walk-off victory. Acquiring Youkilis may prove to be one of Kenny Williams’ best moves ever as Youk seems to be exactly what the Sox needed to complete the lineup.
Alex Rios extended his hitting streak to nine games going 2-4 with a pair of doubles – boosting his batting average up to .317.
Tomorrow the Sox will send Jose Quintana to the mound in the third game of this three-game series. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10, lets sweep this thing!
The Sox are coming back home after splitting a four-game series with the New York Yankees in New York. Currently sitting atop the American League Central division with a record of 42-37 the Sox hold a slim two-game lead over the Cleveland Indians who took a 3-0 loss to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim tonight. The Sox send Chris Sale (9-2, 2.27) to the mound tomorrow night against Roy Oswalt (2-0, 4.26) in game one of a 3-game series with Texas Rangers, Dylan Axelrod (0-1, 4.50) will oppose Scott Feldman (2-6, 6.13) in game two, and Jose Quintana (3-1, 2.19) against Matt Harrison (11-3, 3.16) in game three.
Paul Konerko, Chris Sale, and (HOLY CRAP!) Adam Dunn will represent the White Sox in next Tuesday’s All-Star Game. As opposed to last Tuesday’s All-Star Game when nobody represented them. Jake Peavy is up for the last remaining roster spot in this year’s Final Vote so text #VoteJakeTheSnake44 or something like that to a phone number to vote for him.
Tune into AM 670 The Score tomorrow night at 6:30 for the pregame show because radio is so much better than television. No seriously. Alright I’m kidding.