Originally posted on Grab Some Bench  |  Last updated 4/13/13
After being swept out of Washington DC by the Nationals earlier this week and losing a heart-breaker to the Cleveland Indians Friday night, the White Sox needed their ace Chris Sale to be the stopper on Saturday and for the offense to get it going. Unfortunately, like seemingly everything of late, that was too much to ask for, as the pale hose lost their 5th straight game to fall to 4-7. The game started off on an unfamiliar note for the Sox, as they produced two hard-earned runs in the top half of the first inning. A throwing error on an Alex Rios grounder let Jeff Keppinger, who had doubled, score, and after a sacrifice fly from Adam Dunn, Paul Konerko knocked in Rios from 3rd base with a clutch two-out RBI single. Something finally looked different for the White Sox ... like they were actually clicking on offense. But then in the bottom half of the inning, Nick Swisher picked up where he left off Friday night, hitting a 2-run home run off of Chris Sale to tie the game, and the Tribe never looked back. The White Sox squandered a golden scoring opportunity in the top of the 2nd, and the Indians took the lead in the bottom of the 3rd on a Mark Reynolds RBI single. Then in the bottom of the 5th inning, Reynolds hit his 5th home run of the season, this one of the grand slam variety. Chris Sale, the White Sox' ace finished the evening with a line you don't see from him too often: eight earned runs in 4.1 IP. Sale was not too pleased with his performance, saying the following ... "Our team needed a better effort and deserved a better effort and I just didn’t give it to them tonight." The Sox did add two more runs, however, on Alejandro De Aza's 2nd home run of the season, as it appears his woeful ways during the first couple series of the season have passed. And with how bad the Sox' offense has been, they'll definitely need their table-setter to get hot. Adam Dunn, Dayan Viciedo, and Tyler Flowers continue to struggle for the south siders as their all-or-nothing trio combined to go 0-12 with 6 strikeouts on the afternoon. Jeff Keppinger and Alexei Ramirez (.325) added two hits a piece, and Donnie Veal & Addison Reed each pitched a scoreless inning to round out the few positives for the Sox on the afternoon. Hopefully the bulldog Jake Peavy can get the team their first win since last Sunday before they head to Canada to take on the new-look Blue Jays on Monday. Box Scores via USA Today Online
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