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The Chicago White Sox secured one of the most bizarre walk-off wins you will ever see after a pitch clobbered home plate umpire Cory Blaser.
The White Sox has the bases loaded with 1 out in the bottom of the 10th inning against the Detroit Tigers. White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson was at the plate against Tigers lefty Jose Cisnero.
Cisnero’s first offering appeared to get a bit away from him and was going a little high. Problem was. it also went over catcher Eric Haase’s glove and right into Blaser’s mask.
The ball ricocheted toward the Tigers’ dugout, but there was some confusion as Blaser was lying on the field. Haase checked on the umpire while Cisnero ran to corral the ball. However, this allowed White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada to trot home from third.
Fortunately, Blaser got up and walk off the field under his own power. However, he did look a bit shaken up (though in fairness, take a Big League pitch of the mug and see how you feel).
Hopefully, Blaser is doing alright. According to White Sox writer Scott Merkin, he is currently under evaluation.
Believe it or not, every run in that game was the result of a wild pitch.
The White Sox started things off in the 4th inning was the result of a pitch that got past catcher, A Michael Lorenzen from Tigers pitcher Michael Lorenzen allowing White Sox left fielder Andrew Benintendi to score.
Just moments earlier, Benintendi was able to advance to third on another wild pitch from Lorenzen.
Then, in the 6th inning, Detroit’s Zach McKinstry scored on a wild pitch from Chicago’s Dylan Cease.
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