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White Sox Minor League Update: April 30, 2018

Birmingham completes epic comeback; Charlotte gets shut out

A Rose-y Afternoon: Barons 3B Matt Rose hit a pair of home runs, including a grand slam, to lead a comeback of epic proportions on Monday.
(Michael Wade)

Matt Rose drove in a half-dozen runs in a wild day on the diamond for the Barons.

Gwinnett Stripers 5, Charlotte Knights 0

Charlie Tilson (.224): 2-for-4, SB (5) ***MVP***

Tyler Danish (4.02 ERA): 3 IP, 3 H, 1 BB, 4 K

L: Colton Turner (0-1, 6.75 ERA), 2 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 K

Tyler Danish pitched three scoreless innings, but Charlotte’s offense would never get going in this one. Tilson had two of the Knights’ five hits on the night in a particularly bad night a the plate for the squad, which struck out 12 times. Colton Turner and Kyle Kubat gave up five runs over their four combined innings of relief work.

Birmingham Barons 11, Biloxi Shuckers 7

Tito Polo (.237): 3-for-4, 2 R, 1 BB

Zack Collins (.206): 2-for-5, 2 R

Eloy Jimenez (.234): 2-for-5, 2B, 1 R

Seby Zavala (.315): 3-for-4, 2B, 3 RBI (19), 2 R, 1 BB

Matt Rose (.282): 3-for-5, 2 HR (5), 6 RBI ***MVP***

Trey Michalczewski (.270): 2-for-5, 1 R

Jameson Fisher (.208): 1-for-4, 1 RBI

Danny Mendick (.258): 2-for-3, 1 RBI, 1 R, 1 BB

W: Ian Clarkin (3-2, 6.08 ERA), 5 IP, 8 H, 7 ER, 3 BB, 2 K

The Shuckers plated seven runs in the first inning off of Ian Clarkin, but Birmingham’s bats hadn’t even gotten started. They erased the deficit by the fourth inning, with a six-spot in a 7-4 game and never looked back. 3B Matt Rose hit his second career grand slam, one of his two homers on the day, and drove in six runs. C Seby Zavala drove in three while RF Eloy Jimenez and DH Zack Collins both added a pair of hits. Overall, a great day at the plate for the Barons, who had three times as many hits (18) as strikeouts (six). After giving up seven earned runs in the first, Clarkin shut down the Shuckers over the next four innings. Monday’s comeback win marks the biggest in Regions Field history.