Frazier, Abreu Nearing Milestones, Q Notches 13th Victory, Sox Seek Second Straight Series Win Over Tribe
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Last Night’s Highlights
Todd Frazier belted his 39th homer, Jose Abreu drove in his 97th run and Jose Quintana earned his 13th win as the White Sox topped the Indians, 8-1.
Frazier, who also has driven in 96, is one home run away from becoming the seventh Sox player to reach the 40 home run mark. Last night’s solo blast traveled 428 feet. Abreu is three RBI away from driving in 100 runs in each of his first three major-league seasons. His 179 hits already has put him in select company. Jose, Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio and Albert Pujols are the only major leaguers to hit 25 homers and collect 175 hits in their first three seasons in the big-leagues.
In winning No. 13, Q allowed just one run and six hits in six innings of work.
Melky Cabrera singled, doubled and drove in a pair, giving him 80 on the season. Carlos Sanchez had a pair of two-base hits and a single with an RBI. Leury Garcia singled twice and drove in a run.
The Frazier long one and the Abreu RBI:
This Afternoon’s Game
White Sox vs. Indians at Progressive Field, Cleveland (12:10 p.m. CT, WGN). Starting Pitchers: LHP Carlos Rodon (7-10, 4.29) for the Sox, RHP Josh Tomlin (12-6, 4.75) for Cleveland.
The Good Guys seek their second consecutive series win over the A.L. Central-leading Tribe in the final game of the nine-game homestand and last road contest of the season.
Quote of the Day
The modest Quintana on reaching the 200-plus innings mark for the fourth year in a row:
“It’s special because it means you helped for four years.”
The White Sox begin their final homestand of the season tomorrow night with the first of four games with the Rays. The season concludes with a three-game series against the Twins.
Sox vs. Rays Tale of the Tape:
Tomorrow (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN+). Starting Pitchers: RHP James Shields (5-18, 5.98) for the Sox, LHP Drew Smyly (7-11, 4.86) for Tampa Bay.
Tuesday (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN+). Starting Pitchers: LHP Chris Sale (16-9, 3.19) for the Sox, RHPAlex Cobb (1-1, 6.16) for the Rays.
Wednesday (7:10 p.m. CT, WGN). Starting Pitchers: RHP Miguel Gonzalez (4-8, 3.98) for the Sox, LHP Blake Snell (6-8, 3.65) for Tampa Bay.
Thursday (7:10 p.m. CT, CSN). Starting Pitchers: LHP Jose Quintana (13-11, 3.21) for the Sox, RHP Chris Archer (8-19, 4.02) for the Rays.
RHP Luis Ledo, a 21-year-old Sox prospect out of the Dominican Republic, has been named the Arizona Rookie League’s Pitcher of the Year by Baseball America. Ledo earned four wins and boasted a 1.19 ERA in 11 games (nine starts) for the Arizona White Sox. In his last 10 starts at Advanced Rookie Great Falls he was 5-2 with a 2.95 ERA.
Photo of the Day
The slugger awaits.