How impressive were the White Sox on Sunday? Well, they scored so many runs and had such a big lead in the 9-2 triumph over the Tigers that even Pedro Lopez, Ray Olmedo, Dan Johnson and Jordan Danks all got at bats.
And to make it a perfect day, the Indians overcame a Miguel Cabrera three-run homer and scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth to beat the Tigers, who are now two games behind the Sox as the teams prepare for battle Monday afternoon in the makeup game from from last Thursday.
Jose Quintana and the Sox will go into tomorrow afternoon's game against Doug Fister and their rivals from Motown with a chance to extend their division lead to three before they hit the road for three-game series against the Royals and Angels. A Monday loss won't spell doom for the Sox as they'll still have a game advantage, but that extra breathing room will be most welcome.
Sox Notes of Note:
Every Sox starter collected either a hit, scored a run or drove in a run on Sunday--except for Paul Konerko...Adam Dunn had his second straight two-hit game upon his return to the lineup, hit his 39th homer and now has 90 RBIs...Kevin Youkilis had two hits and two RBIs, Dwayne Wise drove in a pair and Dayan Viciedo hit his 21st home run and a double, driving in three..Jake Peavy was the winner, allowing just two runs, four hits while striking out six in six innings. He's now 11-11 with a fine 3.26 ERA on the year.