The way the season has gone for the White Sox nobody would have been surprised had the ninth-inning drive by Oswaldo Arcia ended up in the left-field bleachers at U.S. Cellular Field.
But on this day at least the Sox’s fortune proved better than it has for most of 2013.
Instead of a game-tying home run by Arcia Alejandro De Azo made a nice running catch near the wall to preserve the White Sox 5-4 victory over the Twins on Saturday.
“I thought about crying” Chicago second baseman Gordon Beckham said about watching the ball flying toward the fence. “If that ball had gone over I would have.”
Fortunately for the White Sox there were no tears needed.
After blowing an early three-run lead Chicago rallied for the victory snapping its five-game losing streak to the Twins and a 12-game losing streak against AL Central opponents.
“We have a lot of close games that can go either way and we've had a lot of those with the Central that we've lost late” said manager Robin Ventura whose team ...