On a night where the biggest story from the White Sox is from the dugout, the Milwaukee Brewers’ offense was scorching. They scored six straight runs in the bottom of the seventh on their way to a 7-1 victory at home. It was their first win at home in the last six games, putting the end to a rough patch.
Bases Loaded Three Times, Only One Grand Slam
Lucas Golito was pitching well throughout his six innings, but in the fourth, the Brewers beat him. They got the bases loaded and Rowdy Tellez singled to bring in Avisaíl García, and the Brewers never looked back. The White Sox were unhappy with plate umpire John Libka with his strike box, and manager Tony La Russa and outfielder Tim Anderson were both ejected. However, the White Sox had chances to score.
In the second, Golito was on the plate with the bases loaded, but Brewers starting pitcher Freddy Peralta struck Golito out. In the seventh inning, the Brewers had the bases loaded for three straight scoring plays. García singled and brought in Kolten Wong. Then, Tellez was walked after Luis Urías was walked, earning the Brewers another run. Then, Tyrone Taylor hit the grand slam to bring the score up to 7-0. It was Taylor’s first career grand slam, and it brought the Brewers the win. Andrew Vaughn homered in the eight to give the White Sox their only run.
Brewers’ Pitching Shines
Peralta and Adrian Houser shared the bulk of the innings, and they were fantastic. Peralta threw four shutout innings, and the rest of the Brewers’ pitching only gave up five hits and the Vaughn homer. Houser is 6-5 with a 3.88 ERA and 74 SO. Now the series continues on Saturday night, with Carlos Rodón pitching for the White Sox, and Corbin Burnes pitching for the Brewers. Tensions ran high in the White Sox dugout tonight, and they’ll hope to turn that into runs for the next two games.
Chicago White Sox (58-39) @ Milwaukee Brewers (57-41), Saturday, July 24, 7:10 pm, American Family Field.