White Sox 8, Brewers 6: Viciedo drives tenacious O

Dayan Viciedo

Bullet points from a guy who has only seen the condensed version of this game thanks to Fox's Saturday blackout policy...

*Dayan Viciedo broke out of his slump with a 3-for-4, four RBI day. He drilled an RBI single to left in the second, waited on Randy Wolf's slooooooooow curve and blasted an opposite-field two run shot, and then bounced a single back through the middle in the sixth.

The only downside to his day was his misread of a weird bounce off the sidewall in left. It got past him, which allowed a run to score on the play. It was his first error of the year.

*Brent Lillibridge and Carlos Gomez traded defensive plays on deep blasts. Gomez ran down Lillibridge's drive to center to start the game, and Lillibridge crashed into the wall to take away a double (or triple) in the fifth.

*Dylan Axelrod did what a seventh starter should do --kept the ball in the park, didn't walk anybody (although he hit two batters), and held a 4-3 lead after five innings.

*The sixth got hairy. Axelrod left after a single and a HBP with one out, and Will Ohman and Nate Jones struggled to staunch the flow of baserunners. The Sox trailed 6-4 after the frame, and a ground-rule double kept another run from scoring.

*Norichika Aoki had the White Sox's number -- he singled three times, stole four bases and scored twice. The Brewers were 5-for-5 stealing overall.

*Milwaukee's bullpen was worse. The Sox answered with two runs in the sixth, including Viciedo's RBI single and an Orlando Hudson double. They added a run in the seventh on an Alex Rios RBI single, and one on Gordon Beckham's RBI knock. Ron Roenicke used three relievers, and they were all scored upon.

*Robin Ventura used Addison Reed for a four-out save. He came on with two runners on and two outs in the eighth, and ended up loading the bases with a walk. Corey Hart hit a hot smash to short, but Alexei Ramirez was able to corral the tricky hop and get the force at second to end the threat.

*Viciedo, Beckham and Rios had three hits apiece.

Record: 37-34 | Box score | Play-by-play

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