Chris Sale has struck out at least 10 in seven straight starts. The White Sox backed him up with one run. Again.
Adam LaRoche led off the second inning with a solo HR to give them a brief one run lead. That was it for the White Sox offense.
The White Sox showed us several of the basic components that have them currently sitting in last place in this one. They murdered worms around home plate like they do all afternoon, with a lot of weak ground balls hit into easy outs.
Conor Gillaspie had a throwing error early, but Abreu was able to corral the errant throw off the wall and get the runner at second.
There were mental errors as well.
Carlos Sanchez ran to cover first on a run scoring base hit in the 4th for some reason, leaving second base vacant. So of course the Twins took advantage and moved up eliminating the double play possibility with one out. It didn't end up being a factor in the inning, and the Twins put up a crooked number for a 3-1 lead.
Adam Eaton didn't run hard on a ball he hit to short stop in the fifth. He was out by half a step when he very easily could have been safe after a shaky play by Minnesota. Robin Ventura gave him a talking to in the dugout in the sixth. Get your shit together, Spanky.
Alexei Ramirez made his ninth error of the year, on his patented slide stop crazy throw play he has been working on this year, allowing the lead off man to reach in the sixth.
Adam Eaton wasn't done dicking around. He let a base hit into the gap go through his legs, scoring 2 runs and putting the man on third.
Robin Ventura made a mound visit at 101 pitches, trailing 6-1. The Condor talked his way into staying in the game to face Joe Mauer. After a great 9 pitch at bat that featured 5 foul balls and went full, it ended with a fielders choice and finished the afternoon for Chris Sale.
Final Line- 6.2 IP, 10 Ks, 6 R, 5 earned, 1 walk on 8 hits. His historic run of starts with 12 or more Ks is over, so the Condor will forever be lumped together with those bums Pedro Martinez and the Big Unit. However, the 7 game streak of 10+ punch outs continues.
Adam LaRoche went 3-4 with a HR and 2 doubles.