The Chicago White Sox had a day to regroup after a tough loss to the Cleveland Indians, and they made the most of it as they picked up a victory on Wednesday afternoon.
Yoán Moncada hit his second home run of the season and drew a pair of walks as he continued his torrid start to the campaign, and Jose Abreu drove in three runs as the White Sox split a two-game series with the Indians.
Carlos Rodon had a strong day on the mound, pitching six innings and giving up one unearned run on 103 pitches. He also struck out nine batters while walking just one and giving up two hits on the afternoon.
On the other side of the field, Corey Kluber had a rough day at the office, giving up six runs and scattering eight hits in three innings.
The White Sox got off to a fast start in the game, scoring three runs in the first inning. Yonder Alonso smacked an RBI single to start off the scoring, and then Daniel Palka drew a bases loaded walk to make it 2-0. Jose Rondón also picked up an RBI when he grounded into a fielder’s choice, making it a 3-0 game.
After the Indians scored a run in the bottom of the first, the White Sox continued to add on as the game moved along. Abreu had RBI base hits in the second and fourth innings to make it 6-1, and Moncada smacked a two-run home run in the eighth inning to make it an 8-1 ballgame.
Hanley Ramírez homered to center field in the ninth inning to make it 8-3, but it wasn’t enough as the White Sox cruised home to victory.
The White Sox will now head home for their home opener, which will take place Friday after being pre-emptively postponed.