I'm not as qualified to write about the White Sox as this site's esteemed assistant editor, but I know that things are not good on the South Side of Chicago. And for once I'm not talking about the building code violations or public school system. No, the White Sox entered the ninth inning with a 5-3 lead against the Indians, but Ryan Garko hit a two-run homer off of Bobby Jenks to tie the game (his fifth blown save of the year). Two innings later, Garko's bloop single gave the Tribe a 6-5 win that kept them one game behind Detroit in the AL Central, while Chicago fell ten games under .500.
This failure comes just two days after ChiSox relievers tried to blow a nine-run lead in an 11-10 win, "prompting general manager Kenny Williams to unexpectedly join his struggling team on its 11-game road trip." What does all this mean? Simple: baseball is fucking boring compared to the Michael Vick dogfighting story.
Other MLB scores: Phillies rape Dodgers 15-3 behind 26-hit attack… Bottom of the ninth, nothing is more exciting than a — wait for it — game-tying balk! Yanks go on to win in the bottom of the tenth to spoil Roy Halladay's gem… Pitcher's duelzzzzzzzz: Tigers shut out Twins 1-0 as Nate Robertson out-pitches Matt Garza… Cincinnati's bullpen is even worse than the White Sox', but Reds hold on to win 6-5 over the Braves as Bro-Yo improves to 4-10.