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Philip Humber Tough Luck Loser In Series Finale With Nationals

Multiple streaks ended at U.S. Cellular Field on Sunday. The White Sox lost their first Interleague Series since June of 2008, Livan Hernandez won his first road start of the year after going 0-6 in his previous eight road starts, and Philip Humber lost for the first time since April 30th. More importantly the Sox lost the game and the series to the Nationals 2-1.

Philip Humber once again was dominant for the White Sox (38-41) Sunday. Humber went 6 2/3 innings and allowed just two runs on three hits. The Sox righty didn’t allow a hit the first five innings and made just one mistake which caused him and the Sox to lose the game. Humber hung a slider to Danny Espinosa in the seventh which resulted in a two-run homer which would be all the Nationals (40-38) needed. Humber fell to 7-4 on the season.

Livan Hernandez was pretty dominant on Sunday. The veteran did an excellent job of changing speeds which fooled Sox hitters all game. The White Sox did have several chances Sunday, but Hernandez was able to pitch through every jam and improve his record to 5-8 on the season.

Drew Storen pitched a perfect ninth inning to earn his 19th save of the season.

The White Sox have an off day Monday and will head to Denver to open a three game series with the Rockies which begins Tuesday Night at Coors Field.