Viciedo, White Sox come alive at the plate to top Brewers

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Viciedo, White Sox come alive at the plate to top Brewers

Dayan Viciedo led the way on Saturday night and the White Sox offense followed.

The young left fielder broke out of a June slump with a homer and four RBIs and the White Sox cured their offensive woes with a 8-6 win over the Milwaukee Brewers in front of 30,337 at U.S. Cellular Field.

Viciedo, Alex Rios and Gordon Beckham each had three hits and Orlando Hudson had a game-tying RBI double for the White Sox, who pounded out 14 hits to rally from a 6-4 deficit against Milwaukees bullpen.

Vicideo gave the White Sox the lead twice early and then put them in position to tie the game in the sixth inning. He entered the game 7-for-53 (.132) this month with a homer and two RBIs. But Viciedo gave the White Sox a 1-0 lead in the second inning with an RBI single to left and his two-run homer to right in the fourth inning off Brewers starter Randy Wolf made it 4-2.

Rios singled and stole second base ahead of Viciedos RBI single in the sixth inning, which cut Milwaukees lead to 6-5. After a ground out moved Viciedo into scoring position, Hudson doubled with two outs to center to tie the game.

In the seventh, Rios singled in Beckham, who singled and stole second, to take the lead for good. Beckham also singled in a run in the eighth to go ahead 8-6.

Closer Addison Reed earned his first multiple-inning save of the season as he recorded the last four outs for the White Sox. Reed retired Corey Hart on a bases-loaded groundout to end the eighth inning and pitched a scoreless ninth inning to earn his ninth save in 10 opportunities.

Bulls Road Ahead: Trying to get back to .500 yet again

Bulls Road Ahead: Trying to get back to .500 yet again

Mark Schanowski and Mark Strotman break down what the Bulls need to do to get back on track on this edition of the Bulls Road Ahead, presented by Chicagoland and NW Indiana Honda dealers.

A stellar win over the Grizzlies on Sunday has all but been forgotten, as the Bulls lost to the Mavericks on Tuesday. Now back under .500 for the fourth time this season, the Bulls will have to regroup as they prepare for a back-to-back against the Hawks and Kings.

See what else they had to say in this week's Bulls Road Ahead.

Jerry Reinsdorf, Frank Thomas congratulate Tim Raines on Baseball Hall of Fame election

Jerry Reinsdorf, Frank Thomas congratulate Tim Raines on Baseball Hall of Fame election

Tim Raines became the 39th former member of the White Sox to be elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday.

White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf released a statement congratulating Raines on his election.

“On behalf of the entire White Sox organization and our fans, I want to sincerely congratulate Tim on today’s election to the Hall of the Fame, the highest and greatest honor bestowed upon a baseball player,” said Jerry Reinsdorf, chairman of the Chicago White Sox. “He played a crucial role on the 1993 division championship team, was a key member of the 2005 World Series-winning coaching staff and provided Sox fans with great memories that will not be forgotten.”

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Frank Thomas, who played with Raines from 1991-95, had high praise for his former teammate.

“Rock was one of my favorite teammates ever,” said Hall-of-Famer and White Sox legend Frank Thomas. “He made the game fun night-to-night and was a great leader in the clubhouse. His humor and hustle always brought the team closer. I’m so glad this has finally happened for one of my favorite people ever.”

Thomas also went on Twitter to express his excitement for Raines heading to Cooperstown.