Wednesday's recap: White Sox 2, Mets 1 (13 inn.)

White Sox reliever Matt Albers scored the winning run and earned the victory on the mound as the Sox topped the Mets 2-1 in 13 innings Wednesday afternoon at Citi Field.

After pitching in the 12th, Albers led off the 13th inning with a double to short left-center field off Mets reliever Logan Verrett and reached third on a wild pitch. Jose Abreu then hit a sacrifice fly to center field, and Albers hustled in to score the go-ahead run.


Albers finished the game with a scoreless inning to secure the Sox's first series victory since they swept the Twins May 6-8.

The Sox bullpen pitched eight scoreless innings, including two from closer David Robertson, who threw 42 pitches over the 10th and 11th to keep the score tied at 1-1 heading into the 13th inning.

At the plate

Sox third baseman Todd Frazier's solo home run off Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom had tied the game at 1-1 in the seventh. It was Frazier's 17th homer of the year and just the fourth hit off deGrom.

Brett Lawrie doubled and J.B. Shuck walked with one out in the seventh following Frazier's homer, but Tyler Saladino lined out and Alex Avila struck out.

Avila singled and Avisail Garcia walked with one out in the 10th, but Adam Eaton and Jose Abreu struck out to end the inning.

On the mound

The Mets had taken a 1-0 lead in the second inning. James Loney walked, advanced on a sacrifice bunt and scored on Rene Rivera's RBI single up the middle for the lead against Sox right-hander Miguel Gonzalez.

Gonzalez issued leadoff walks in four of the first five innings, but he was helped along by three Sox double plays.

He gave up one earned run on three hits with five walks and four strikeouts over five innings before being lifted for pinch-hitter Jerry Sands in the sixth.

Key number

13 – Walks issued by Sox pitchers on Wednesday. But the Sox turned five double plays to help erase the problem.

The quote

"Those are some pretty good arms, and to be able to fight back and get the lead and nail it down (is big)," Sox manager Robin Ventura said. "The same guys who had a rough week last week come back in and nail it down for you, and that's how you start rebuilding that confidence to be able to go in and win games."