The White Sox pitching staff has been solid all season. The offense and defense have been the primary reason the Sox have had a losing record most of the season. In Sunday’s finale the dominant starting pitching continued, and the offense showed up as the Sox won the series finale 8-2.
Philip Humber’s dream season continued on Sunday. Humber went seven and two thirds allowing just two runs on seven hits. The Sox righty improved to 7-3 on the season with an ERA of 2.90.
The story on Sunday was the Sox offense. After scoring only two runs in the first three games of the five game trip, the Sox scored eight times on Sunday which was more then enough for Humber. Paul Konerko homered for the the third straight game and A.J. Pierzynski blew the game open with a three-run double to lead the Sox attack.
Rookie Josh Collmenter (4-3) rebounded from a poor start earlier in the week, but it wasn’t enough to lead Arizona to a series win. Collmenter went seven innings and allowed three runs on just five hits.
The Sox now return home to open a series with the Chicago Cubs on Monday evening.