The Chicago White Sox may be on the verge of winning their sixth consecutive game, but will have to wait things out on Sunday. They currently sit in a rain delay at U.S. Cellular Field with the Seattle Mariners.
Although starting pitcher Gavin Floyd inexplicably left the game early with elbow discomfort after just two innings, the White Sox rallied back to take the lead in the seventh on a two-run home run from catcher Tyler Flowers that gave Chicago a 4-3 lead.
Flowers's blast, which came with two outs against Seattle right-hander Kevin Millwood in the bottom of the seventh, represented the sixth of his season and 10th of his career. In line to pick up the victory (should the White Sox hold on to maintain their lead, or if the game is called) is reliever Nate Jones, who pitched a scoreless top half of the seventh to lower his earned-run average to 3.22.
When (if) the game resumes, the White Sox will remain at the plate to bat with Dewayne Wise on first, Ray Olmedo on third and two outs on the scoreboard.