The White Sox hoped to salvage the series. But that was a no-go. Phil Humber started the game but was hit in the face by a line drive from Kosuke Fukudome. He left the game under his own power and will be reevaluated tomorrow. The Sox went on to lose to the Indians, 4-2.
Humber only lasted 1.1 innings before being hit in the face. Zach Stewart came on in relief and pitched 2.2 innings. He gave up two runs on four hits and a walk. The runs came on a two-run home run from Matt LaPorta. Will Ohman, who picked up the loss, pitched 1.1 innings, allowing two runs on two hits and a walk. Jason Frasor pitched 0.2 innings and allowed a walk. Matt Thornton and Sergio Santos pitched great again in the last three innings.
The offense sputtered. There isn’t much to be said when you score two runs on nine hits. Paul Konerko hit a solo home run in the third. It was his 28th of the season. Tyler Flowers batted in Alex Rios for the other run. Konerko, Adam Dunn, Omar Vizquel, and Flowers all had good nights. Konerko, Dunn, and Vizquel all went 2-for-4. Konerko also had a walk. Flowers went 1-for-1 with three walks.
The Sox stay at home and welcome the Texas Rangers into town. Jake Peavy faces Matt Harrison tomorrow night as the Sox hope to start a new winnings streak and gain ground in the AL Central.