Unfortunately, Dylan Axelrod let Austin Jackson tie the game up when he led off the bottom of the first. And sadly, Prince Fielder would follow up with his own in the third inning.
Prince’s home run proved to be the game winning run. To rub salt in the would, Andy Dirks went yard in the eighth inning off of Hector Santiago. White Sox lose 3-1. Sad Sunday indeed.
The Dirty Beast did give White Sox fans a glimmer of hope when they brought in Jose Valverde. Today however, Jose was able to get the job done. However things were looking slightly like Saturday afternoon’s blown save and loss. But alas, Sox hitters couldn’t muster enough to send a ball out of the park or keep the line moving enough to delay out number 27 and get more runs.
Dylan Axelrod did manage to keep the team in the game as long as he pitched. After the game, he was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte.
So far, the season series between the Sox and Dirty Beast is tied with each team winning three games. Now the Sox will be back in Cleveland (I”m already tired of the Indians) with a double-header up first. The AL Central still remains slightly nutty, but perhaps by the end of the month it will start to look “normal” though the trading back and forth is fun to watch.
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