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August 14, 2014

What You Need to Know

August 14, 2014

by Daniel Rathman


The Wednesday Takeaway
On Tuesday, the Phillies stymied the Angels for five innings, only to watch them erupt for seven runs in the sixth. Yesterday, White Sox starter Jose Quintana worked around a leadoff triple by Buster Posey in the fourth inning to hold the Giants scoreless through six.

That gave the South Siders’ offense ample time to solve their old mate, Jake Peavy, who was seeking his first win in a Giants uniform. Adam Dunn did ...

... and at the seventh-inning stretch, it seemed his splash bomb would be sufficient for the White Sox to earn a sweep on their two-game swing through San Francisco.

Pablo Sandoval flied out to begin the last of the seventh. Then Michael Morse and Adam Duvall followed with singles that put runners on the corners with one away. The Giants had already failed twice to plate a runner from third with fewer than two outs, and they were on the brink of going 0-for-3 in that department.

Joe Panik hit a broken-bat slow bouncer to Jose Abreu and the first baseman fired home well ahead of pinch-runner Gregor Blanco. Catcher Tyler Flowers tagged Blanco out, and the White Sox were still up 1-0. Before 2014, the story would have ended there. Now, though, we’ve got pesky Rule 7.13, and with his squad scuffling, Bruce Bochy had the potential for a run-scoring technicality on his mind.

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