Saturday, June 22, 2013
Sox win on De Aza's sacrifice fly
By Associated Press
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Chicago White Sox had the right reliever on the mound with the game tied in the eighth inning Saturday, especially when some miscommunication in the outfield allowed the Royals to put a runner on third base with one out.
Jesse Crain calmly retired Salvador Perez on a popup and then struck out Lorenzo Cain to end the threat, his 29th straight scoreless appearance -- and one that kept Chicago in the game.
"Luckily we had Jesse in there," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. "You make a mistake and you have a guy in there who can still get you out of it."
It wound up being a decisive moment when Alejandro De Aza drove in Jordan Danks with a sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth, sending the White Sox to a 3-2 victory over Kansas City.