The rookie fell to the right, Gavin Sheets rose to the task in the final inning between the White Sox and Twins, hitting a home run to win.
All Gavin Sheets needed to do was get a hit to tie things up for the Chicago White Sox in the seventh inning against the Minnesota Twins on Monday night.
The rookie right fell, who wasted no time in tying the game. He wanted it all, so he hit a three-run homer at 390 feet to take it.
Sheets sent the crowd home on guaranteed rate field with a win in the second half on a double header with his big swing to end it all.
That’s one way to make a name for yourself. Sheets is the first CWS rookie to hit a game-ending home run since Luis Robert in 2020, according to the team. It was also the White Sox’s first out homer all this year and the first leaf homer in the majors.
Gavin Sheets won the game for the White Sox with a three-run shot
Sheets had struck out in his first two at-bats of the game, but that didn’t faze him at the critical moment. He has now hit five home runs in 15 games during his Chicago debut.
The victory improved the White Sox to 57-37 with an eight-game lead over the Cleveland Indians in the AL Central.
The Twins took the first game of the double header, 3-2, with two runs in the eighth extra inning. Chicago couldn’t match them. Turnabout was fair play with the White Sox getting the endgame heroics this time around.
Minnesota and Chicago will meet again on Tuesday, and the series will end on Wednesday. With two games already decided in the last inning, who knows what the next two games will bring.