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Six Pack of Stats: White Sox 4, Royals 2 (12)

Juan Minaya edged out Tim Anderson for White Sox MVP by the most scant of margins on Wednesday

The TA Show: Timmay sent the win expectancy graph plummeting the White Sox’s way in the top of the 12th, then kept it pinned down with a phenomenal assist to end it in the bottom.


Juan Minaya (.290 WPA) edged out Tim Anderson (.287 WPA) for White Sox MVP by the most scant of margins on Wednesday. Minaya earned the win with two innings of one-hit, one-walk, two-K ball.



José Rondón and Tim Anderson both hit round-trippers in the game, giving the White Sox 20 home runs in 10 Kauffman Stadium games in 2018.


Surrendering just two earned runs over six innings Carlos Rodón earned a quality start, his 10th over his last 12 games (83.3%).


Seven of eight White Sox pitchers (87.5%) had positive WPA numbers, with only José Ruiz (-0.33 WPA, after walking the only batter he faced) at subzero.


On the flip side, Anderson made White Sox history with the second out of the seventh inning in Tuesday night’s 6-3 loss, as his strikeout broke the all-time franchise record of 1,397 in a season.