The White Sox fell 30 games below .500 for the first time since 1976 with a 14-3 loss to the Indians on Thursday night at U.S. Cellular Field. Sox left-hander John Danks brought his career home record against the Indians to 0-6 after allowing seven runs on nine hits and three walks in four innings. “Nothing worked” Danks said. “I threw the ball where I wasn’t supposed to throw it and I got my ass kicked. There was nothing good to take out of tonight. It was (crappy) from the get-go. “I don’t know what else to (say). I sucked. I’m embarrassed about how it went.” The carnage continued in the rain-delayed fifth inning as Sox reliever Charlie Leesman gave up seven runs. The Indians put Danks and the Sox in a 4-0 hole when Nick Swisher homered and Ryan Raburn added a three-run shot in the first inning. Swisher reached base in the second inning on Marcus Semien’s fielding error one of three for the Sox that raised their season total to 112. Jason Kipnis then knocked him in with a double to give the Indians a 5-0 lead. Indians third baseman Mike Aviles drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the third to push the Indians ahead 6-1. Indians center fielder Michael Bourn tripled triple to start the fourth and scored on Kipnis’ sacrifice fly for a 7-2 Indians lead. The Sox’s highlight was first baseman Paul Konerko hitting his 11th home run of the season — a solo shot into the left-center-field stands — to cut the gap to 5-1. The Sox have lost 12 of their last 14 games overall and a team record nine straight to the Indians.
White Sox fall 30 games below .500
Chicago Tribune | Sep 13