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Six Pack of Stats: Twins 5, White Sox 4

Everything is awful — but at least it’s over

Chicago White Sox v Minnesota Twins
Winding Down: Mauer resumed the crouch he made pregame with his twin girls in the ninth inning, with one last pitch received at catcher.
Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images
Brett Ballantini started at South Side Sox in 2018 after 20 years of writing on basketball, baseball and hockey, including time on the Blackhawks and White Sox beats. Follow him on Twitter @BrettBallantini and email your site feedback to


The Chicago White Sox ended the season losing eight of their last nine games, a .111 winning percentage.


The presumptively-retiring Joe Mauer came out to catch the first pitch of the ninth inning, his first appearance at catcher for the Minnesota Twins in five years. A nice way to go out.


In four of the last nine games of the season, the White Sox starter failed to last three innings. Dylan Covey made it through six innings today.


With the loss, the White Sox finish 62-100, the fourth 100-loss season in team history and the sixth-worst team record in the 118 seasons of the franchise.


The 15 strikeouts in the finale marked the 82nd game of double-figure strikeouts for the White Sox this season. In three other games did Chicago have 15 Ks in 2018, and also logged games of 20 Ks, 18 and 16.


The White Sox finished with 1,594 whiffs on the season, a new major league record.