MLB Game Summary - Chicago White Sox at St. Louis|
(Tuesday, June 12th)
Final Score: Chicago White Sox 6, St. Louis 1
St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - A.J. Pierzynski finished 3-for-4 with a two-
run home run, as the Chicago White Sox knocked off the St. Louis Cardinals,
6-1, in the opener of a three-game interleague series at Busch Stadium.
Orlando Hudson clubbed a two-run triple and Adam Dunn belted his 21st home run
of the year for the White Sox, who have won eight straight games on the road.
Gordon Beckham added an RBI base hit in the victory.
Jose Quintana (2-1) allowed just one run on 10 hits over 5 1/3 innings to earn
the win. He fanned four without walking a batter. The Chicago bullpen gave up
only one hit the rest of the way.
"He finds a way to make them hit a ground ball or get ahead," White Sox
manager Robin Ventura said. "They had some innings that make you scratch your
head and get people moving around in the bullpen, but he finds a way to make a
pitch and get out of it."
Allen Craig knocked singled in the lone run for the defending World Series
champs, who went 2-for-8 with runners in scoring position and stranded seven
men on base.
Adam Wainwright (5-7) pitched well in defeat, allowing two runs on five hits
and a pair of walks over seven innings. He also had seven strikeouts.
Chicago struck first with a pair of runs in the second inning. Following a
single by Paul Konerko to start the frame, Alex Rios reached on a fielder's
choice and Pierzynski beat out a single deep in the hole at shortstop to put
two men on. Hudson then clubbed a two-out triple into the right-center field
gap to plate both runners.
"Adam definitelt deserved better than the result," Cardinals manager Mike
Matheny said. "He was very good today and could have left that game in the
eighth without any runs."
Matt Holliday started the sixth with a double down the left field line and
scored when Craig ripped a base hit up the middle two batters later to cut the
deficit to 2-1.
Chicago broke the game open with four runs in the eighth. Facing reliever Marc
Rzepczynski, Alejandro De Aza doubled to start the inning and came around to
score on a single up the middle by Beckham. Dunn followed and blasted a slider
into the seats in right field, which spelled the end of the night for
Mitchell Boggs entered the game and allowed a base hit to Konerko before
Pierzynski got ahold of a high sinker and sent it over the right field wall
to account for the final score.
Addison Reed tossed a 1-2-3 ninth to finish off the win, which marked the
first eight-game road winning streak for the White Sox since they won 12
straight from June 4-July 3, 2000.
Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina played in his 1,000th career game...The White
Sox are a major-league best 18-9 away from US Cellular Field this
season...Craig snapped an 0-for-8 slump with a double in the second
inning...Chicago finished 2-for-7 with runners in scoring position and left
five on base.
06/13 01:59:57 ET