Rapid Reaction: White Sox 5, Dodgers 4

June, 17, 2012
6/17/12
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Powers By Scott Powers
ESPNChicago.com
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Here’s a quick look at the Chicago White Sox’s 5-4 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Saturday.

How it happened: The White Sox allowed a four-run lead to slip away just as they did in Friday’s loss, but they were able to recover on Saturday. The White Sox squandered that advantage when the Dodgers responded with four runs in the third inning. The White Sox fought back to regain the lead when Alejandro De Aza drove in Alexei Ramirez in the fourth inning. Neither team would score again. Ramirez had two runs and two RBIs on the day. White Sox starter Philip Humber struggled again, allowing nine hits, four runs and two walks in five innings, but he did pick up the win. His ERA rose to 6.01. The White Sox’s bullpen held the Dodgers scoreless over the last four innings.

What it means: The White Sox snapped a three-game losing streak and now have a chance Sunday to win their first series since early June. They have lost their last three series. Their lead in the American League Central also grew to 1 games over the Cleveland Indians. The Indians, who lost Saturday, have dropped four out of their last five games.

Outside the box: The White Sox possess the American League leaders in average (Paul Konerko), home runs (Adam Dunn), triples (Alex Rios), walks (Dunn), strikeouts (Dunn) and on-base percentage (Konerko).

Up next: The White Sox close out their three-game series with the Dodgers on Sunday before returning home. Jose Quintana (2-1, 1.98) will start for the White Sox, and Chris Capuano (8-2, 2.87) will go for the Dodgers.

Scott Powers is a general reporter for ESPNChicago.com. He is an award-winning journalist and has been reporting on preps, colleges and pros for publications throughout the Midwest since 1997.

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Chris Sale
WINS ERA SO IP
10 1.88 122 110
OTHER LEADERS
BAJ. Abreu .299
HRJ. Abreu 31
RBIJ. Abreu 83
RJ. Abreu 56
OPSJ. Abreu .976
ERAC. Sale 1.88
SOC. Sale 122