The White Sox scored a run in every inning last night

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Last month Bill wrote a post noting just how rare it was for a team to score a run in every inning of the game. He was inspired to do so by the Brewers accomplishing the feat against the Braves. Welp, it happened again last night.

The White Sox put 11 runs on the Indians. It wasn’t even the most runs scored by a winning team last night, but they spread their scoring out nicely:

  • 1st Jose Abreu grounded out to shortstop scoring Adam Eaton;
  • 2nd Omar Narvaez hit a sacrifice fly to center, scoring Avisail García;
  • 3rd Abreu doubled to left, scoring Tim Anderson;
  • 4th García homered;
  • 4th Anderson singled to left, Narvaez scored;
  • 5th Narvaez struck out swinging but reached on a passed ball and Abreu scored;
  • 6th Eaton homered;
  • 7th Tyler Saladino doubled in García;
  • 7th Eaton hit an infield single, scoring Saladino;
  • 8th Todd Frazier homered

There was no ninth inning scoring because the Sox were the home team, of course. I’m not sure if that counts in the “scored in every inning” records, but I’m gonna say it does because it was cool. If it does, it was the 17th time that has ever happened in a big league game, which is a lot rarer than you’d think. As Bill noted last month, it’s happened fewer times than perfect games have been thrown.

Carlos Carrasco pitches during game action

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Indians starter Carlos Carrasco was diagnosed with leukemia earlier this summer. He’d been out since June. Despite that diagnosis, he and the Indians insisted that he would make every effort to come back this year. Yesterday he took a big step in that direction, making his first rehab appearance at Double-A Akron.

He only tossed one inning, walking one batter and striking out another. He thew 16 pitches but cranked it up to 97 with his first offering. Not too shabby.

It’s unclear what the timetable is for him returning to Cleveland. If they intend to use him as a starter again he’ll obviously need several more appearances to get stretched out. If he’s to be used as a reliever, fewer obviously. What his stamina level is and will be is also an open question.

However that gets sorted out, it’s good so have him back in action.