The White Sox are finally coming home. The White Sox have played 16 of their last 19 games on the road since the All Star break, and the second road trip of the slate finished much better than the first, with the Sox going 4-2 against the Rangers and Twins.
Today's win was thanks to Jake Peavy, who won his first road start since May 20th against the Cubs.
Jake went 8 innings and allowed only 2 runs, though he did work himself out of a few jams along the way.
Scott Diamond pitched just as well as Peavy, keeping Sox bats in check until he had to leave the game after taking a line drive to the leg. That line drive not only took Diamond out of the game, but it also allowed Tyler Flowers to score the winning run from third base.
Addison Reed then came on and looked to be on pace to complete a rare stress-free save, but Alex Rios foolishly tried to make a diving grab of a line drive from Ryan Doumit. Instead it got past him, Doumit got to second and Reed followed that up by walking Danny Valencia.
A double steal later and the Twins had the winning run on second base, but thankfully Reed was able to get Brian Dozier to fly out to centerfield and end the game.
The Sox get a day off on Thursday before starting a much needed nine-game homestand against the Angels on Friday.