Toronto Blue Jays finish home stand with White Sox
May 11, 2015; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu (79) drives in 2 runs with a base hit in the seventh inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
Across the Diamond: Chicago White Sox
The White Sox have cooled down over the past week, losing five of their past six games to land at 19-22, occupying the basement of the strong AL Central division. This may be the right time to face their lineup, too, as Chicago has failed to top three runs scored in each of their past seven games.
Despite a team average of .250 that ranks them in the middle of the pack, the White Sox have failed to produce much in terms of power and run support. Their .358 slugging percentage is one of the lowest league-wide, and their 26 home runs shouldn’t be scaring anyone. With the homer-prone Dickey and Estrada taking the mound in the Rogers Centre, that’s good news.
Jose Abreu remains the bat to fear in Chicago, but has tallied just one home run in May and six on the season. Former Blue Jay Melky Cabrera, Adam Eaton and Alexei Ramirez have all stumbled out of the gates, as well, with the young Avisail Garcia and his .319 average representing the hot spot in the lineup.
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