Tim Anderson and the Chicago White Sox aren’t dead yet.
Powered by another three-hit game from their MLBbro superstar shortstop, the White Sox defeated the Houston Astros 12-6 Sunday night on the Southside to hold off elimination one more day.
In a game where stakes couldn’t have been any higher for the Sox, Anderson stepped to plate in the first inning and picked up right where he left off the night before.
Anderson led off the game against Astros Rookie of the Year candidate Luis Garcia with the first of his three hits Sunday night, and would eventually come around to score the first of two runs.
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The hits have always been consistent with Tim, but Sunday night he made sure to stuff the boxscore for his squad. Anderson finished the game with three hits, two runs and his first RBI of the postseason.
Sunday’s victory served as further proof that Anderson of why he is considered the heart and soul of this baseball team.
“Timmy goes, we go,” said catcher Yasmani Grandal after the exciting comeback victory. “That’s just the name of the game. He can do things with the bat. He can do things with his legs. He’s a very smart player.”
The Astros fought to tie this game up after the White Sox opening shot, and even briefly held a lead. But whenever momentum seemed to be shifting toward Houston, Anderson would snatch it back for the Southsiders.
Anderson pushed his playoff hit total to 16 in his first six career playoff games, and now has one more opportunity to keep his team’s World Series hopes alive.