Back-to-back home runs in the sixth inning broke a 1-1 tie and powered the Chicago White Sox to a 6-1 win over Milwaukee Sunday. The last-place Sox took two-out-of-three games in the weekend series. Milwaukee had won six straight series coming in. Pinch-hitter Daniel Palka connected on a pitch from Matt Albers with a man on base. Two pitches later, Adam Engel also homered. Brent Suter took the loss for Milwaukee after giving up two runs on three hits in five innings. Suter says the team was not happy with the series.
The Brewers were held to six hits, a stat Manager Craig Counsell attributes to a combination of poor offense, and great pitching.
Eric Thames begins a rehab assignment today in Arizona while infielder Tyler Saladino has seen improvement in his sprained ankle, but still isn’t practicing. The Brewers are off today, then Junior Guerra will start the first of a two-game series at Cleveland Tuesday.