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Garcia homers, White Sox overcome Red Sox 2-1

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Garcia homers, White Sox overcome Red Sox 2-1

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Sep 13
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The game on Sunday afternoon between the Boston Red Sox and the Chicago White Sox was tight from start to finish.

Neither side wanted to give in until Chicago broke through in the ninth inning with a walk-off home run by Leury Garcia to defeat Boston 2-1.

“I knew I hit it good, but it was center field,” Garcia said. “I said, ‘You better go!’ “It was one of the best moments for me.”

White Sox manager Tony La Russa was relieved that his team could bring home the victory.

“That’s big power. What timing,” said La Russa. “It’s just a really difficult game. The two starting pitchers were given nothing. It had to end that way I think. We had the last hero.”

The veteran manager praised his 30-year-old player.

“He’s really grounded,” La Russa said. “He doesn’t have big ups and downs. He doesn’t hide when he’s had a tough out or tough day. He doesn’t go crazy. He’s really one of the most popular teammates in the clubhouse because he’s got a sense of humor. He’s really solid. You look at his arm, switch-hitting, and playing every position. He can pitch, too. He’s a really talented star player.”

Chicago starting pitcher Lance Lynn was singing the same tune.

“We call him ‘The Legend,'” Lynn said. “You’re looking at the guy that (has) the longest tenure around here. Great human being. Every day, he comes in here with a smile on his face, works hard no matter if he’s in the lineup or not.”

Chicago’s next game will be against the Los Angeles Angels on September 14 at Guaranteed Rate Field.

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