The Chicago White Sox faced off against the St. Louis Cardinals for a quick two-game series against the Red Birds on the South Side of Chicago.
The Cardinals took the first two games of the season series in St. Louis on May 1st and May 2nd, beating the Sox 3-2 in each decision.
The Cardinals won the first game at 35th and Shields 14-2. They broke open the game after scoring seven runs in the seventh inning. In that inning, Dexter Fowler launched a grand slam into left field. Dylan Covey took the loss in another rocky start.
The second game featured an amazing start by Sox southpaw Carlos Rodon, as he pitched 7 1/3 innings, giving up no runs, three hits, and two walks. He struck out seven. Tim Anderson’s RBI groundout in the fifth inning and his RBI double in the seventh inning supplied the Sox with half of their runs, as the Sox went on to win 4-0.
Charlie Tilson, who was traded from the St. Louis organization to the ChiSox in 2016, drove in three of the six Sox runs across the two-game set. The White Sox avoided a season sweep against St. Louis and will be facing the Kansas City Royals at home in their next series.