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Late 3-Run Surge Helps White Sox Defeat Guardians 5-3; Teams Bracing for Consequences Following Serious Brawl

by Joshua Brown
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Progressive Field has always been a favorite place for Elvis Andrus, though the Guardians certainly won’t be sad to see him go.

Throughout his career, Andrus has been a constant thorn in Cleveland’s side, and that trend continued when he delivered a crucial two-run single following Chicago’s tying of the game in the ninth inning. The White Sox went on to win 5-3 on Sunday.

Andrus had an impressive game, going 3 for 5, and lifting his career average in Cleveland to .376, with 9 home runs, 30 RBIs, and 36 runs. During his time with Texas from 2009 to 2020, the 34-year-old even managed a 39-game hitting streak at this venue.

When questioned about his success at Progressive Field, Andrus mused, “I really can’t explain it. Each player has a stadium where everything just feels right. I only wish I could reproduce my performance here everywhere I play.”

The late triumph for Chicago comes on the heels of a vicious brawl between the AL Central foes that cleared the benches.

Thankfully, Sunday’s game was free of the hostility that characterized Saturday night’s contest, which saw six people ejected following a heated altercation between Tim Anderson of the White Sox and Cleveland’s José Ramírez.

MLB is still investigating the incident, and both players involved could be facing substantial suspensions. The league is also evaluating other related incidents before meting out penalties.

Trailing with only one strike remaining in the final game of the series, the White Sox staged a comeback against Guardians’ All-Star closer Emmanuel Clase (1-6), loading the bases and taking advantage of two crucial errors by rookie Bryan Rocchio.

Filling in for Ramírez at third base, Rocchio made two commendable plays but his throws to first were mishandled by Kole Calhoun, acquired recently from the Dodgers. This allowed Chicago to level the score, and Calhoun took responsibility, expressing his frustration and feeling of letting his teammates down.

Following the trade of Josh Bell and Josh Naylor’s injury, the Guardians are currently thin at first base.

Sammy Peralta achieved his first career win for the White Sox, while Jimmy Lambert secured his first career save. Gabriel Arias, Cleveland’s rookie, contributed a two-run homer, but the Guardians ended the season 5-8 against the White Sox.

Saturday’s fight still resonated with fans, some of whom sported boxing gloves and T-shirts alluding to the brawl.

The White Sox opened strong, quickly taking a 2-0 lead with contributions from Luis Robert Jr. and Eloy Jiménez.

IN OTHER NEWS

Lane Ramsey of the White Sox made his major league debut. Standing at 6-foot-9, he shares the distinction of being the tallest current player in the majors.

INJURY UPDATES

The White Sox have placed C Seby Zavala on the 10-day injured list due to a left oblique strain, calling up C Carlos Pérez from Triple-A Charlotte to fill his spot.

WHAT’S NEXT

The White Sox return home to face the Yankees in a three-game series starting Monday with Dylan Cease (4-5, 4.61 ERA) pitching the opener, while the opposing starter is yet to be announced.

The Guardians will begin a four-game series against Toronto, with rookie RHP Gavin Williams (1-3, 3.38 ERA) facing off against Blue Jays LHP Hyun Jin Ryu (0-1, 7.20 ERA) on Monday.

For more MLB updates, visit https://bigbignews.net/MLB.

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5 comments

ClevelandSupporter August 7, 2023 - 2:39 am

Tough loss for the Guardians, those errors cost us big time. Rookie mistakes, I guess. Go Guardians next time!

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PitchPerfect21 August 7, 2023 - 1:42 pm

What a debu for Ramsey. Standing tall at 6-foot-9, the guys a giant. Excited to see more of him this season!

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BaseballFan99 August 7, 2023 - 2:08 pm

Wow that was one intense game! Can’t blieve the White Sox pulled it off in the 9th inning. Anyone knows whats happening with the suspensions?

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TexasRanger4Life August 7, 2023 - 3:15 pm

Andrus still got it! Miss him playing with the Rangers, but good to see him succeeding with the Sox.

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UmpireJoe August 7, 2023 - 4:18 pm

The brawl the previous night sure has everyone talkin. Gonna be interesting to see what MLB decides. Ramirez and Anderson might be in big trouble.

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