The Sox began their current homestand with two goals. Start winning series at home and start winning series against the AL Central. Unfortunately for the Sox, neither was able to happen as they dropped both series to the Kansas City Royals and Minnesota Twins. After a win in their final at bat Saturday, the Sox were hoping to gain some momentum against Minnesota. Unfortunately the Twins had other plans and took the series finale from the Sox 6-3 and won another series with the Sox three games to one.
Jake Peavy really struggled for the Sox Sunday in his first start against Minnesota in a Sox uniform. Peavy went just four and a third and allowed five runs on ten hits. The Twins peppered the White Sox righty all afternoon with all but two of their hits being singles. Peavy fell to 4-3 on the season after Sunday’s loss.
Anthony Swarzak pitched great in his first outing against the White Sox. Swarzak, who started for the injured Scott Baker, went six innings and allowed just one run on four hits. The Twins righty improved to 2-2 on the season.
The White Sox did threaten in the seventh inning scoring twice off the Twins bullpen, but Matt Capps pitched a relatively easy ninth inning to earn his 15th save of the season.
The Sox will now head to the all-star break and enjoy a few days off. They will resume play Friday evening in Detroit against the Tigers.