Boy, that was fun.
The White Sox scored 5 times in the first inning, and with the Condor on the bump that pretty much means game over.
Chris Sale looked really freaking good today, scattering 7 hits over 7 innings, striking out 7. He didn't walk anyone and pretty much just breezed through the tribe all evening.
Cleveland scored in the 5th and 7th frames, but were never closer than 5 runs, thanks to the 16 White Sox hits.
Carlos Sanchez hit his first career home run, a solo shot. He went 2 for 4.
Tyler Saladino went 3 for 5, scoring all 3 times he reached base.
Adam Eaton reached base during all 4 of his plate appearances, walking twice, hitting 2 singles and even stealing a bag.
Melky Cabrera scored twice and plated 2 more going 3 for 5 on the night.
Melky also sent one back up the middle, hitting Indians starter Carlos Carrasco in the face and forcing him from the game. Let's hope he is ok.
Jose Abreu knocked in 3 on a 2 for 5 night.
Even Adam LaRoche was productive in one of his at bats, driving in a run. (He also struck out 4 times).
It was only the second time the White Sox scored in the double digits all season, and the 5 run first was the most they scored in the first inning thus far this year.
Chris Sale is now 9-5, as his modern ball record for road starts with 10 or more strikeouts ends at 7 games.
Carlos Rodon goes for the Sox tomorrow trying to get the four game sweep.
The Tribe also unveiled a Larry Doby statue tonight with a gesture that feels long overdue.