White Sox defeat Reds to knot 9-10 race
The White Sox took aim at the Reds and loosened their hold on the top of the standings in 9-10 league play.
The White Sox took two innings to get their offense firing. They plated four runs in the third and added the balance in the next two innings. The Tigers never got their offense working against the White Sox.
Seth Wiley grabbed the pitching win in a complete game for the Sox, while Ben Teichmiller took the loss for the Tigers.
White Sox: S. Wiley 2b, 1r; Austin Reeves 1r; Hayden Dye 1b; Tyler Bennett 1b 2r; Brandon Gillespie 1r; Matt Demastus 1r; Brian Sharp 2r; Tyler Burcham 2r.
Tigers: J. Wallace 1b (2); J. Heym 1b.
The Indians opened up a tight game with a six-run rally in the bottom of the fourth inning and never let the Bulls back into it.
Corey Holloday was the winning pitcher for the Indians in four innings of work. Michael McMurray got the save.
Jake Hartsell took the loss for the Bulls. He struck out 11, but gave up 11 runs on five hits and six walks.
Indians: C. Holloday 1b, 1r; J. Johnson 2b, 3r; R. Joy 1b, 2r; R. Reese 1r; M. McMurray 1b, 1r; W. Coleman 1b, 1r; B. Koditek 1r; S. Stevens 1r.
Bulls: J. Hartsell 1r; J. Reeves 1b, 1r; L. Cain 1b, 1r; T. Knight 1b; D. Ferguson 1b.
The Giants and the Blue Jays swatted at each other through four innings, but the victory was wrought when the Giants built a three-run advantage and then snuffed a late Blue Jay rally two runs short of forcing extra innings.
Ethan Rose worked the complete game for the Giants and the win. Chase Fowler took the loss for the Blue Jays despite striking out 10 batters. He allowed 10 runs on 10 hits and three walks.
Giants: C. Partlow 3b, 1b (2), 4r; H. McCaghren 1b (2), 2r; W. Swann 2b, 1r; M. Hendrix 3b, 1b, 2r; R. Brown 2b (2), 1r; E. Rose 2b.
Blue Jays: D. Demasi 1r; B.J. Wilbanks 1b (2); Matthew Vest 1b; D. Wilhite 1b, 2r; Gordon Sporluck 2b, 2r; Brandon McNutt 1b, 2r; C. Fowler 2b; Lance Vick 1b.
All the scoreboard action came in the first two innings. The Reds plated five in the first and three in the second, while the Sox managed single runs in the first and second.
Matt Johnston got the pitching win for the Reds in a complete six innings. He struck out nine and walked three. Hunter McCaghren took the loss for the Red Sox in four innings. Joel Coulter provided two innings of relief.
Reds: T. Dupper 2r; M. Johnston 1b, 1r; J. Kimbrell 1r; Zach Letson 2r; Zack Alred 2r; C. Terry 1b; T. Elliott 1b, 1r; A. Taylor 1b.
Red Sox: H. McCaghren 2b, 1r; J. Roberts 1b (2); J. Sieglock 1b; N. Mason 1r; J. Nelson 1b; J. Coulter 1b.
The Red Sox took an early lead, but they put a one-sided edge on the game with an eight-run rally in the top of the fifth inning.
John Roberts got the pitching win for the Sox in three innings of work. Joel Coulter and Ethan Boggs provided relief.
Trevor Knight took the loss for the Bulls in four innings. Jackson Reeves and Daniel Ferguson worked relief for Knight.
Red Sox: H. McCaghren 1b (2), 3r; J. Seiglock 3r; J. Roberts 3b (2), 3r; E. Boggs 1r; T. Wiggins 2b, 1b, 3r; H. McAbee 1b (2), 1r; J. Nelson 1b (2), 1r; N. Mason 1r; J. Coulter 1r.
Bulls: H. Holmes 2r; J. Hartsell 1b, 1r; T. Knight 1b; Austin Bowers 1r.
The Indians scalped the Giants with five runs in the top of the first inning and went on to skin them with eight runs spanning the fourth and fifth innings.
Ryan Joy got the win for the Indians with a complete game performance. He struck out seven, walked four and allowed three hits.
Will Swann, Mac Hendrix, Hunter McCaghren and Chance Partlow all took time on the mound for the Giants.
Indians: C. Holladay 1b (2), 3r; J. Johnson 1b, 1r; R. Joy 2b, 2r; R. Reese 1b, 3r; M. McMurray 1b (2), 2r; W. Coleman 3r.
Giants: C. Partlow 3b, 1b, 1r; W. Swann 1b, 1r.
The Red Sox came up with five runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to carve out an advantage the Bulls couldn't knock down.
John Roberts, Hayden McCaghren, Joel Coulter and Hunter McAbee shared pitching duties for the winners, while David Ferguson and Jake Hartselle were the pitchers for the Bulls.
Red Sox: H. McCaghren 2b, 1b (2), 1r; J. Seiglock 1r; J. Roberts 3b, 1b, 3r; E. Boggs 2b, 1b, 2r; T. Wiggins 1b, 1r; H. McAbee 2b, 1b, 1r; J. Coulter 1b, 1r.,
Bulls: H. Holmes 1r; J. Hartsell 1r; T. Knight 1r; J. Reeves 2r; D. Ferguson 2r.
The Braves took an early lead over the league leaders, but the Reds grabbed the lead with a seven-run rally in the bottom of the third.
The Braves answered with a six-run salvo in the top of the fourth to tie the game at 9-9, but the Reds secured the win with a lone run in the bottom of the inning.
Jake Kimbrell got the win for the Red in two innings of relief for Torin Dupper. Will Lang and Sam Fleishman were the pitchers for the Braves.
Reds: T. Dupper 1b; M. Johnston 1b; J. Kimbrell 2b, 1r; Z. Letson 1r; Z. Alred 1b; C. Terry HR, 2r; A. Taylor 2r; E. Howell 2b, 1b, 2r; Robert Summerford 1r; Joel McGuyre 1r.
Braves: Z. Marsh 2b, 1b, 2r; N. Kirby 1b, 1r; W. Lang 2b, 2r; S. Fleishman 1b (2); W. Tiffin 1r; Dakota Robertson 1b; Josh Kent 1r; N. Owen 1r; J. Appleton 1b; Casey Beasley 2b, 1r.
After the Blue Jays took an early lead, the Indians erased the birds' advantage and worked to put their 12 th win on the books. Ryan Joy went into the record books for the Indians with a homer over the right field fence.
Corey Holladay got the pitching win for the Indians in four innings with Michael McMurray working two innings of relief. Chase Fowler took the loss for the Blue Jays in a complete game.
Indians: C. Holladay 2b, 1r; J. Johnson 1b, 1r; R. Joy HR, 3b, 1b, 3r; R. Reese 1b, 1r; Trey Meares 1r; S. Stevens 3b, 1b, 2r.
Blue Jays: L. Chaffee 1r; D. Demasi 1b; B.J. Wilbanks 1r; M. Vest 1b.
The Red Sox made the Tigers an endangered baseball species as they shutout the Tigers by the margin of 21 runs.
John Roberts and Joel Coulter combined for the no-hitter for the Red Sox, while Ryland Blankenship took the loss for the Tigers.
Red Sox: H. McCaghren 1b (3), 3r; J. Seiglock 1b (2), 2r; J. Roberts 3b, 2b, 1b, 3r; E. Boggs 3b, 2b, 1b, 4r; T. Wiggins 2b, 1b, 1r; H. McAbee 1b, 2r; J. Ransom 2b, 1b (2), 3r; N. Mason 1b, 1r; J. Coulter 3b, 1b, 2r.
The White Sox used consistent scoring to knock the league leader down a notch.
Tyler Bennett got the win for the Sox in relief of Seth Wiley. Matt Johnston took the loss for the Reds.
White Sox: S. Wiley 2b, 1b, 2r; A. Reeves 2b, 1b (2), 1r; H. Dye 2b, 1b, 3r; T. Bennett 1b, 1r; M. Demastus 1r; B. Gillespie 1r; Steven Scott 1b, 1r; T. Burcham 1b, 2r.
Reds: T. Dupper 1b, 1r; M. Johnston 1b, 1r; J. Kimbrell 1b, 1r; Z. Letson 1b, 1r; Z. Alred 3b, 3r; T. Elliott 1b, 1r; A. Taylor 2b.
The Braves plated five runs in the bottom of the first and added two in the third, but the Giants made it close with two runs in the top of the sixth.
Sam Fleishman got the pitching win for the Braves in six innings. Will Swann and Ethan Rose shared pitching duties for the Giants.
Braves: C. Partlow 1b (3), 2r; H. McCaghren 1b (2), 1r; W. Swann 2b, 1b, 1r; M. Hendrix 1b; H. Williams 1r; Dale Weaver 1r.
Giants: Z. Marsh 2b, 1b, 1r; N. Kirby 1b, 1r; W. Lang 1b, 1r; S. Fleishman 1r; W. Tiffin 1r; D. Robertson 1r; J. Kent 1b, 1r; N. Owen 2b.
The Braves needed a six-run rally in the top of the fourth to hold off a hard-charging set of Tigers. The big cats closed the gap with a four-run charge in the bottom half of the inning, but the Braves held on for the win.
Will Lang got the pitching win for the Braves, with Neely Kirby getting the save. Jake Wallace, Ben Teichmiller and Ryland Blankenship shared the pitching duties for the Tigers.
Braves: Z. Marsh 2b, 2r; N. Kirby 1r; W. Lang 1b, 2r; S. Fleishman 2r; J. Patterson 1b, 2r; J. Appleton 1r.
Tigers: D. Bibb 1b, 1r; J. Wallace 2b, 1b, 2r; T. Austin 1b (2), 2r; R. Blankenship 1b; B. Teichmiller 1b (3); C. Anders 1b; R. Copeland 1r.
The White Sox had to overcome an 5-0 lead by the Bulls and then defend against a rally that spanned two innings to claim their 10 th victory of the season.
Hayden Dye worked five innings for the Sox and got the pitching win with nine strikeouts and seven hits.
Logan Cain took the loss for the Bulls in four innings of work. He threw two shutout innings before fading in the third and fourth innings. Jake Hartsell worked the final inning.
White Sox: Seth Wiley 2r; Austin Reeves 3b (2), 2r; H. Dye 1r; Tyler Bennett 1b (2), 1r; Matt Demastus 3b; James Haynes 1r; Steven Scott 1r; Tyler Burcham 2r.
Bulls: J. Hartsell 1b (2), 2r; Jackson Reeves 1b, 2r; L. Cain 3b, 1r; David Ferguson 1b, 1r; Daniel Cheatham 2b, 2r; Austin Bowers 1b.
The Blue Jays took the White Sox to extra innings before the league leaders manage to put another "W" on their stat sheet with two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Austin Reeves worked the full seven for the Sox, getting the win with six strikeouts, four walks and five hits.
Daniel Wilhite, Matthew Vest and Chase Fowler all worked the mound for the Jays.
White Sox: S. Wiley 1r; A. Reeves 1b, 1r; H. Dye 1b; Brandon Gillespie 1b, 1r; Scott Woodard 1r; T. Burcham 2r.
Blue Jays: Dominic Demasi 1b; B.J.Wilbanks 1b, 1r; M. Vest 1b, 1r; Chase Overton 1b (2), 1r; D. Wilhite 1b; Brandon McNutt 1r; Lance Vick 2b.