Catcher Tyler Flowers thinks Hector Noesi could be dangerous if he continues to pitch with confidence. Tuesday’s night performance could only bolster Noesi’s belief. The White Sox pitcher used his offspeed pitches to get in and out of jams and did something he hadn’t done in nearly 25 months: win. Jose Abreu homered in his second straight game since returning and the White Sox reached .500 yet again as Noesi delivered six solid innings in a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in front of 44,477 at Dodger Stadium. Winning for the first time since May 6, 2012, Noesi snapped the second-longest losing streak in the majors at 14 games. “He seems like he’s much more consistent now,” Flowers said of Noesi, who was waived by the Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers in April before the White Sox claimed him. “He’s really starting to trust the offspeed, that he can throw it in different situations, throw it for strikes, throw it for balls, get guys to chase it. With his arsenal he could be dangerous if he continues to be confident and execute.” While Tuesday’s stat line wasn’t overly impressive, Noesi -- who limited the Dodgers to a run despite allowing five hits and walking four -- looked as if he was auditioning for a role in the planned “Dodgeball” sequel. He ducked, dodged, dived and dipped throughout a performance in which he often found himself in a sticky situation. But even though he allowed at least two men to reach in three innings, Noesi navigated a loaded Los Angeles lineup for his first win in 41 appearances. “Pretty exciting,” Noesi said. “I break the record. I feel so happy that I got this win.
Abreu, White Sox help Noesi end long losing streak
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