MLB Game Summary - Milwaukee at Chicago White Sox|
(Saturday, June 23rd)
Final Score: Chicago White Sox 8, Milwaukee 6
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Alex Rios went 3-for-4 and knocked in the go-
ahead run in the seventh inning, helping the Chicago White Sox beat the
Milwaukee Brewers, 8-6, in the middle installment of a three-game series.
Dayan Viciedo went 3-for-4 with a homer, four RBI and two runs scored for the
White Sox, who bounced back from a 1-0 loss in 10 innings on Friday. Gordon
Beckham, Alexei Ramirez and Orlando Hudson each drove in a run.
Chicago starter Dylan Axelrod gave up five runs -- four earned -- on six hits
over 5 1/3 innings. Jesse Crain (2-1) recorded the final two outs in the
seventh to pick up the win.
Ryan Braun, Nyjer Morgan, Martin Maldonado, Cody Ransom and Carlos Gomez had
an RBI apiece for the Brewers, who had a two-game winning streak snapped.
Norichika Aoki went 3-for-4 with two runs scored.
Milwaukee starter Randy Wolf allowed five runs on eight hits over 5 1/3
innings. Jose Veras (3-3) gave up one run on two hits in the seventh to take
"I didn't feel like I pitched very well today," said Wolf. "I'm not going to
point fingers at the bulpen or anything like that. They fight their tails off
to get outs. I just need to do a better job."
With the game tied at six, Beckham started the bottom of the seventh with a
single off Veras. Paul Konerko was intentionally walked with one out. Rios
followed with an RBI single to left-center field to make it 7-6 Chicago.
The Brewers loaded the bases with two outs in the eighth. Addison Reed got
Corey Hart to ground into a fielder's choice to end the threat.
Chicago tacked on an insurance run in the bottom half. Ramirez led off with a
single, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt, advanced to third when Alejandro
De Aza's flied out and scored on Beckham's base hit to left.
Reed tossed a perfect ninth to pick up his ninth save of the season.
The Brewers got the scoring started in the second inning. Aramis Ramirez led
off with an infield single and raced home on George Kottaras' two-out double
The White Sox responded with two runs in the bottom half. Konerko and
Rios started things with back-to-back singles. The runners moved up to second
and third on a sacrifice bunt. Viciedo and Alexei Ramirez followed with
consecutive RBI singles to make it 2-1.
But Milwaukee tied the game in the third. Aoki was hit by a pitch, stole
second and raced home on Braun's single up the middle.
After A.J. Pierzynski singled in the fourth, Viciedo cleared the wall in right
to give Chicago a 4-2 lead.
The Brewers got one run back in the fifth. Aoki hit a two-out single, stole
second and scored on Morgan's single to left.
Milwaukee then used a three-run sixth to go in front. Aramis Ramirez singled
and Rickie Weeks was hit by a pitch. Will Ohman came into the game and pinch-
hitter Maldonado greeted him with an RBI single. Nate Jones was called in from
the bullpen. Ransom's RBI single and Gomez's sacrifice fly gave the visitors a
But the White Sox scored two runs in the bottom half to tie the game again.
Rios singled and stole second. Kameron Loe took over on the mound and gave up
an RBI single to Viciedo. Two batters later, Hudson hit an RBI double to
right-center field to make it 6-6.
"Giving up the lead, then tying it back up and going ahead, that's a
confidence boost for the offense," said White Sox manager Robin Ventura. "It's
a good feeling."
The Brewers placed pitcher Shaun Marcum on the 15-day disabled list and
activated first baseman Travis Ishikawa from the 15-day disabled
list...Beckham went 3-for-5...The White Sox had 14 hits, compared to 11 for
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