The White Sox entered Saturday’s game tied with Kansas City for the most unearned runs allowed in the American League, with 40. The White Sox added to that total with three more unearned runs in their 8-7 victory over the Cubs.
“You have to focus on the next pitch, that’s the biggest thing,” said hurler Clayton Richard, who has permitted four unearned runs in 2009 and has made two errors. “That stuff happens. It’s like the fielders getting mad at us when we walk somebody. It’s out of our control. We know they won’t make every play, and for the most part this season they’ve done a really good job behind us.”