Marsh homers off Kopech in 8th, Angels top White Sox 3-2
CHICAGO (AP). Joe Maddon learned at least one thing from Brandon Marsh’s first season in major league baseball.
” When he hits the ball hard, he does it well,” Maddon stated.
Sure looks like that.
Marsh scored a tiebreaking solo homer against Michael Kopech in eighth inning. Los Angeles defeated the Chicago White Sox by 3-2 on Wednesday night.
Marsh drove an 101 full-count fastball of Kopech (4-3), over the wall in left center for his second Homer .. He had three hits and two runs.
” “It was a special moment for me. It was an unforgettable moment.” Marsh stated. It was fun .”
Mike Mayers (5-5), won the seventh to win the game. Steve Cishek worked out of a jam in the eighth before Raisel Iglesias finished for his 32nd save.
With one out in ninth, the White Sox put runners at corners. But Brian Goodwin struck out swinging, and Cesar Hernandez flew out to deep left.
The Angels played without Jo Adell after the young outfielder was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left abdominal strain, likely ending his season. Maddon said that he wouldn’t be surprised to see star outfielder Mike Trout play again this season.
Trout injured his right calf running the bases May 17 and had a setback last month, but the three-time AL MVP has left open the possibility of returning in 2021.
Marsh, 23, said Trout has been helping him with his mental approach.
“He has been helping me with that part of the game day in and out and I’m very grateful,” he stated.
YoanMoncada scored for AL Central-leading Chicago. The team had already won three of the four.
After each team had scored a run in sixth, the game was tied at 2. Luis Rengifo scored a run against Dallas Keuchel and Yasmani Granal added an RBI single for White Sox.
Keuchel gave up five walks in six innings for a season record, but he pulled it off in his best performance in a whole month. The veteran left-hander went 0-3 with a 12. 89 earned run average in his four previous starts.
“With the exception of a few at-bats, I feel like I made the pitches that I wanted to,” Keuchel stated.
Los Angeles used replay reversals to jump ahead in the third. Two outs, runners on second and third and Phil Gosselin reaching on a grounder third to Moncada when Moncada hesitated before throwing first.
Gosselin had been originally called out. However, the Angels challenged him and awarded him an infield hit.
Moncada atoned for the play with a leadoff drive to right in the fourth, tying it at 1 with his 12th homer.
Janson Julk pitched four and a half innings of three-hit baseball for the Angels in his first major league appearance. The rookie right-hander was acquired in a July 30 trade that sent left-hander Andrew Heaney to the New York Yankees.
Grandal has reached safely in a career-high 30 straight games for the third-longest streak in the majors this year. It’s the longest single-season streak for the White Sox since Frank Thomas (35 games) and Albert Belle (33) in 1997.
TRAINER’S ROOM Angels. Adell was trying to catch Garrett Stubbs’ RBI triple in the ninth inning of Saturday’s 4-2 win over Houston. Adell was replaced by Jose Rojas, an INF from Triple-A Salt Lake.
White Sox: Manager Tony La Russa said OF Adam Engel (left shoulder inflammation) could rejoin the team during its upcoming 11-game road trip. Engel was on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte. La Russa stated that he believes it will be sooner than expected on this trip. RHP Evan Marshall (right arm) felt extra sore after he pitched in two consecutive games in a rehabilitation program with Charlotte. Marshall received a shot to his elbow and said that he hopes to be back this year.
Reynaldo Lopez (3-2, 2. 05 ERA) pitches for Chicago in the series finale Thursday afternoon. In his last outing, the right-hander made a crucial throwing error at Oakland. Alex Cobb (7-3. 82 ERA) is removed from the IL to begin for Los Angeles. Right wrist inflammation had left him sidelined.
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