With a 3-for-4 night, nifty play along the right-field foul line, and no strikeouts, Yoán Moncada earned a .150 WPA, making him the Chicago White Sox MVP tonight.
With their 58th win on Friday, the White Sox only need to finish 5-10 (.333) to avoid a 100-loss season. Currently, Chicago’s winning percentage is .395.
A win in one of the weekend games ensures the White Sox their first season series win vs. the Baltimore Orioles since 2008. Chicago split series in 2011 and 2015, but have lost seven others over the past 10 years.
The eight-run outburst snapped a streak of White Sox games scoring four or fewer runs at nine.
For just one play in the game — José Abreu’s fly out to center than advanced Moncada to third, the third play of the game — did the White Sox have a win expectancy of less than 50% (48.7%).
Per @SoxNerd, the last time the White Sox played a game against a team with as many as 104 losses was 1939, when Chicago finished the season with a sweep over St. Louis, giving the Browns losses 106, 107 and 108.