Good morning, everyone. Happy Mother’s Day to those who celebrate, including my own White Sox fan mother. (Hi, Mom!)
A win in today’s finale would secure the first three-game sweep of the season and bring the team above the .500 mark and avoid losing ground to the first-place Minnesota Twins, who take on the Oakland A’s this afternoon.
But no one said that was going to be easy.
Tony La Russa has given his Sunday lineup a curious shakeup. Leury García is rewarded for his .177 batting average by moving into the leadoff spot. Tim Anderson, who has slashed .400/.444/.520 in the last seven days, takes a seat to allow Danny Mendick to take over at shortstop.
The rest of the team lines up like this:
Oh. Did I mention that Dallas Keuchel is starting? Well, he is and will be using smoke and mirrors to try and fool this Red Sox lineup:
First pitch is scheduled for 10:35 a.m. CT and will be broadcast on NBC/Peacock. You can also hear the call on ESPN 1000 AM.