The outcome of Saturday’s Sox game looked more like a football score than a baseball score as the Sox trounced the Indians 14-7. After setting their season high for runs on Thursday when they beat the Twins 11-7, the Sox set the bar even higher today with 14 runs thanks in big part to Dayan Viciedo’s 5 RBI night. The Sox bats came to pitcher Jake Peavy’s rescue as he had a terrible outing giving up 7 runs but still earned the victory! This win pulls the Sox within a game and a half behind the division leading Indians.
What You Need To Know:
- Today’s “W” over the Tribe brings the Sox current win streak to 4. If the Sox can muster another win tomorrow, it will bring them only a half game out of first place. The Sox will need this momentum with their next series being against the Tampa Bay Rays, one of baseball’s best teams.
- The offense has really exploded this week. The Sox have tallied 40 runs in the last 4 days! And in the last 20 hours, they have an amazing 28 hits. It’s a great time to be a Sox fan in Chicago – at least for the weekend.
- Paul Konerko had 4 hits today including 3 doubles! With his 4-4 perfect performance today, Pauly leaped into first place for the league’s highest batting average. His average is pushing .400 as he boasts an amazing .396 batting average.
Your Take Away Piece: “Looking for a fireworks show? There’s no better time than now to tune into a Sox game! Maybe today’s inspiration came from Bob Sagat singing the Star Spangled Banner?”
What’s Next: The Sox go to work tomorrow afternoon against the Cleveland Indians at 2:10PM and will be looking for the sweep. The Sox are hoping that Gavin Floyd can calm his nerves on the mound after he allowed 9 runs in his last appearance. The Tribe will be putting former CY Young Winner Ubaldo Jimenez hoping that the former CY Young winner will extinguish the Sox’ scorching bats.