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Game Story

As openers go, this one was promising for the Chicago White Sox. Alejandro De Aza hit two homers, and Jose Abreu had two hits in his major league debut to back Chris Sale and lead the White Sox to a 5-3 season-opening victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday. ''It's a big deal because of what...
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Min 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 7 0
CWS 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 X 5 11 0

Scoring Summary

Bottom 2nd: Chi White Sox
Alejandro De Aza homered to deep right, José Abreu scored
MIN 0 - CWS 2
Top 3rd: Minnesota
Kurt Suzuki singled to shallow left, Oswaldo Arcia and Aaron Hicks scored
MIN 2 - CWS 2
Bottom 3rd: Chi White Sox
José Abreu singled to left, Adam Eaton scored, Conor Gillaspie to third
MIN 2 - CWS 3
Adam Dunn hit sacrifice fly to shortstop, Conor Gillaspie scored
MIN 2 - CWS 4
Bottom 6th: Chi White Sox
Alejandro De Aza homered to deep right
MIN 2 - CWS 5
Top 8th: Minnesota
Kurt Suzuki singled to shallow center, Aaron Hicks scored
MIN 3 - CWS 5

Pitching Details

Batting

Minnesota

HITTERS
Hitter AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Brian Dozier2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 .000
Kurt SuzukiC 4 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 .500
Joe Mauer1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000
Josh WillinghamLF 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000
Chris ColabelloDH 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 .500
Trevor Plouffe3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 .250
Oswaldo ArciaRF 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 .000
Aaron HicksCF 3 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .667
Pedro FlorimónSS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Eduardo EscobarPH-SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000
Totals 32 3 7 3 0 1 10 0 10
Batting
2B - C Colabello (1, M Lindstrom); T Plouffe (1, C Sale); A Hicks (1, C Sale)
S - P Florimon
RBI - K Suzuki 3 (3)
2-out RBI - K Suzuki 3
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - O Arcia 2
GIDP - T Plouffe
Team LOB - 4
Fielding
Outfield assists - O Arcia
DP - 2 (T Plouffe-B Dozier-J Mauer, P Florimon-B Dozier-J Mauer)

Chi White Sox

HITTERS
Hitter AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Adam EatonCF 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
Marcus Semien2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .000
Conor Gillaspie3B 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 .333
José Abreu1B 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 .500
Adam DunnDH 2 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 .000
Avisail GarcíaRF 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .500
Alejandro De AzaLF 4 2 2 3 2 0 0 0 3 .500
Alexei RamírezSS 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667
Tyler FlowersC 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 .000
Totals 31 5 11 5 2 2 6 0 9
Batting
2B - C Gillaspie (1, R Nolasco); J Abreu (1, R Nolasco)
HR - A De Aza 2 (2, 2nd inning off R Nolasco 1 on, 2 Out, 6th inning off R Nolasco 0 on, 1 Out)
SF - A Dunn
RBI - J Abreu (1), A Dunn (1), A De Aza 3 (3)
2-out RBI - A De Aza 2
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - A Dunn 1, A De Aza 1
GIDP - M Semien, A Garcia
Team LOB - 5
Fielding
DP - 1 (A Ramirez-M Semien-J Abreu)

Pitching

Minnesota

PITCHERS
Pitcher IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Ricky Nolasco(L, 0-1) 6.0 10 5 5 2 4 2 2.00 7.50
Anthony Swarzak 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 0.00
Casey Fien 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.50 0.00
Caleb Thielbar 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00

Chi White Sox

PITCHERS
Pitcher IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Chris Sale(W, 1-0) 7.1 5 3 3 1 8 0 0.82 3.68
Ronald Belisario(HLD, 1) 0.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.00 0.00
Donnie Veal(HLD, 1) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Matt Lindstrom(SV, 1) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.00 0.00
Pitching
WP - R Nolasco
Pitches-strikes - R Nolasco 93-59; A Swarzak 24-19; C Fien 11-7; C Thielbar 2-2; C Sale 108-70; R Belisario 8-5; D Veal 5-3; M Lindstrom 12-11
Ground balls-fly balls - R Nolasco 10-7; A Swarzak 1-0; C Fien 2-0; C Thielbar 0-1; C Sale 10-5; R Belisario 1-0; D Veal 1-0; M Lindstrom 1-2
Batters faced - R Nolasco 27; A Swarzak 3; C Fien 3; C Thielbar 1; C Sale 27; R Belisario 2; D Veal 1; M Lindstrom 4
Game Details
Game Time: 2:35.
Umpires: HP--Dale Scott. 1B--Dan Iassogna. 2B--CB Bucknor. 3B--Hal Gibson.
Weather: 65 degrees, Partly Cloudy.
Wind: 22 mph, Right to Left.
Attendance: 37,422.