Chicago White Sox infielder Danny Mendick extended the team’s lead over the Minnesota Twins with a grand slam during Monday’s game.
The Chicago White Sox were coming off a memorable end to their series against the Kansas City Royals that ended in walk-off fashion. But entering their three-game set against the Minnesota Twins, they were without first baseman and reigning AL MVP Jose Abreu due to an ankle injury. Even without him, the White Sox still had plenty of power in the batter’s box.
In the top of the fifth inning of Monday’s game, the White Sox had the bases loaded with a 6-1 lead over the Twins. Infielder Danny Mendick stepped up to the plate and hit a grand slam off pitcher Derek Law to extend Chicago’s lead to 10-1.
White Sox: Danny Mendick hits grand slam in Monday’s game vs. Minnesota Twins
All Mendick needed was one pitch to send the ball of the left field fence and to clear the bases for Chicago. While those were the only runs scored in the fifth, the White Sox went on to score six more runs through the remainder of the game to secure the 16-4 win!
Entering Monday’s game, Mendick was slashing .267/.405/.367 while recording one home run, three runs scored, five RBI and eight hits through 14 games played.
Sure, losing Abreu for a series stung for the White Sox on paper, but they appear to be doing just fine at the expense of the rival Twins.