If it seems like the White Sox haven’t led in a game in an eternity, that’s because it’s partly true. For the last 51 innings, the Sox have found themselves tied or behind their opponents. They haven’t led in a came since the third inning of their battle with Jered Weaver and the Angels on Friday the 15th.
Much of this is due to an extended hitting slump from the big bats in their lineup. Philip Humber pitched a decent game, allowing four runs in 5 2/3 innings, but the Sox managed to go 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position on the night.
But without run support, even a decent start wouldn’t be good enough. In their last seven games, the White Sox have scored just thirteen runs total. Though the top of the order struggled once again, Adam Dunn did go 1-for-3 on the night with a double, perhaps a sign that he’s close to finding his stroke again.
The White Sox will try to avoid running their losing streak to eight, when they finish up the series at Tampa tomorrow evening at 5:40 P.M., CDT.