Nate Jones Gives White Sox Much Needed Lift In Bullpen

The Chicago White Sox bullpen deserves a lot of the credit for Chicago's 5-4 win over the Detroit Tigers on Monday. Five relievers contributed to the effort, pitching five scoreless innings, with rookie Nate Jones leading the bunch.

Jones came in in relief of starter Jose Quintana in the fifth inning and yielded an RBI single to Delmon Young (the run was credited to Quintana), but after that hit Jones retired eight straight batters in just 23 pitches. Jones has been on fire of late, not allowing a run in his last 15 appearances and has an 8-0 record with a 2.63 ERA on the season.

The performance started by Jones in the fifth, sixth, and seventh inning was finished off by the rest of the White Sox bullpen. Donnie Veal, Brett Myers and Matt Thornton all pitched flawlessly, not allowing a hit and closer Addison Reed came into record the last out and earn his 27th save of the season.

The White Sox, and their bullpen take on the Royals in Kansas City at 8:10 p.m. ET.

For more on the White Sox, check out South Side Sox. For news and notes from around the league, check out Baseball Nation.

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