some of the worst mustaches I have ever seen mustaches for Kevin Hickey, the White Sox topped the Twins tonight. The Tigers lost to the Indians, so the Sox are back on top in the AL Central. (EDIT: Thank you to readers Julie and Grindy for pointing out that I missed that the mustaches were dedicated to Hickey. I feel like a jerk, and I do apologize for the lapse in fact checking. Thank you guys for keeping me on my toes.)
Acording to Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune, some of the players shaved their facial hair into these weird…I don’t even know…after being swept by the Tigers. Maybe it worked since the Sox beat the Twins 4-2.
Hector Santiago made his first Major League start tonight and picked up the win. He pitched five innings and gave up one run before the bullpen came on in relief. Matt Thornton gave up the only other run in the eighth. Nate Jones, Donnie Veal, Jesse Crain, Brett Myers, and Addison Reed all held the Twins scoreless.
Gordon Beckham had himself a great night. He went 2-for-4 with three RBIs. Paul Konerko provided the other RBI and went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored. Kevin Youkilis had a good night as well, going 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored.
The Sox look to extend their division lead again tomorrow night. Jose Quintana faces off against Scott Diamond. Quintana hasn’t fared well in his last two starts, but Diamond is 0-2 against the Sox this season.
The White Sox continued their tribute to Kevin Hickey by naming the batting cages after him. In a pre-game ceremony, a plaque was unveiled and will be placed outside the Sox batting cages behind their dugout.
The White Sox also lost a famous fan. Actor Michael Clarke Duncan passed away Monday at the age of 54. The Chicago native suffered a heart attack in July and never recovered.