Orlando Hudson delivered a two-out RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning Thursday that lifted the White Sox to a 4-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. It was the first walk-off win of the season for the South Siders.
If it seems like these sorts of wins are rare for the Sox, that's because they are. I looked up the numbers, and since Opening Day of 2009, the Sox have had only 15 walk-off victories. By way of comparison, Sox opponents have collected 27 walk-off wins. Here is the breakdown by year:
The Sox are now 1 1/2 games ahead of the Cleveland Indians in the American League Central Division race. Earlier Thursday, Kaneland High School graduate Casey Crosby picked up his first major league victory as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Tribe 7-5 in the Motor City.
Our congratulations go out to Crosby. It's always nice to see someone from our little corner of the world have success in pro sports.