MLB Game Summary - Chicago White Sox at LA Dodgers|
(Saturday, June 16th)
Final Score: Chicago White Sox 5, LA Dodgers 4
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Staked to a rather comfortable early lead,
a fluttering Philip Humber repeated his trend of inconsistency, but
Chicago's bullpen was nearly perfect on Saturday.
Four no-hit frames from the quartet of Hector Santiago, Nate Jones, Jesse
Crain and Addison Reed helped the White Sox edge the Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-4,
in the middle installment of a three-game interleague series.
"The big credit goes to our bullpen," Chicago manager Robin Ventura said.
That's a tough lineup over there and they gave them no hits. They're the
reason we won."
Humber (3-4) got the win, but is just 2-4 with a 7.47 earned run average in
his last 10 outings since tossing a perfect game on April 21 against Seattle.
He was charged with all four of his runs in the third inning. Humber
allowed nine hits and two walks in five frames for the White Sox, who
snapped a three-game losing streak.
Chad Billingsley (4-5) was touched for five runs -- four earned -- on eight
hits and a walk for the Dodgers, who have alternated wins and losses over
their last six games.
"The biggest thing about Chad is consistency," Los Angeles manager Don
Mattingley said. "His inconsistency is what's keeping him from taking the next
After the Dodgers' four-run third knotted the contest, Chicago retook the
lead, 5-4, in the top of the fourth on Alejandro De Aza's go-ahead RBI
Santiago took the mound for Chicago in the sixth. He fanned two and walked one
in 1 1/3 frames before Jones registered the final two outs of the seventh,
striking out one.
Crain surrendered a walk but fanned one in the eighth while Reed struck out a
batter in a 1-2-3 ninth for his eighth save of the season.
The White Sox opened the scoring with a three-run second frame and tallied
another in the third.
With men on second and third and one out in the second, Alexei Ramirez slapped
a two-run single to center while Humber added a run-scoring base hit two
batters later for a 3-0 lead.
Alex Rios stroked an RBI triple to deep right in the third to push the Chicago
margin to 4-0.
The White Sox advantage, though, quickly dissipated as the Dodgers tallied
four in the home half to knot the contest.
With the bases loaded and one out, Jerry Hairston lifted a sacrifice fly to
center before Bobby Abreu, A.J. Ellis and James Loney slapped three
consecutive RBI singles to make it a 4-4 game.
The Dodgers were 10-0 on Saturday's coming in, the last team to have a perfect
record on any given day this year...The White Sox bullpen lowered its ERA to
2.12 on the road this year...The White Sox were 4-for-15 with runners in
scoring position and left seven men on base while Los Angeles finished 4-
for-12 and stranded seven.
06/17 02:39:26 ET