Rapid Reaction: White Sox 8, Giants 2
June, 17, 2014
By Doug Padilla
CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox ended a four-game losing streak with an 8-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants.
How it happened: The White Sox didn’t let an early deficit get to them, erupting on offense in the middle innings. Gordon Beckham got the offense started with a two-run home run in the third inning. The White Sox scored three runs in both the fourth and fifth innings. Dayan Viciedo capped the scoring with a mammoth two-run home run in the fifth. John Danks gave up just one earned run in 6 1/3 innings. Giants starter Matt Cain gave up eight runs (seven earned) in five innings.
What it means: Danks has been rolling over his past five starts, not giving up more than two earned runs in any of them. The left-hander has a 1.51 ERA over that stretch and is 3-1 with a no decision in a May 24 outing against the Yankees when he didn’t allow a run over eight innings.
Outside the box: Bench coach Mark Parent appeared to have a discussion with Jose Abreu on the bench in the seventh inning. Abreu struck out and then didn’t run to first base despite the fact that the ball got past Giants catcher Hector Sanchez and rolled to the backstop. On Sunday it appeared that Abreu failed to run out a pop up along the first-base line earning another conversation with Parent.
Up next: The White Sox will send left-hander Chris Sale (5-1, 1.97 ERA) to the mound Wednesday in the finale of the brief two-game series. The Giants will counter with right-hander Tim Hudson (7-2, 1.81) in the 1:10 p.m. start from U.S. Cellular Field.