Liam Hendriks was the successful pitcher for the Chicago White Sox on Sunday afternoon, and it couldn’t have come on a extra becoming and acceptable day for him.
Hendriks, who only in the near past returned to the White Sox roster after getting therapy for non-Hodgkin lymphoma, received the win on Nationwide Most cancers Survivor Day in america.
It was his first win since returning to the crew.
Sunday was his third look this season and noticed him pitch an ideal ninth inning the place he struck out two Detroit Tigers hitters. That good inning of labor set the stage for a stroll off grand slam by Jake Burger to carry Hendriks and the White Sox to a 6-2 win.
Hendriks, an All-Star nearer for the White Sox, revealed his prognosis in January and instantly beginning present process therapy.
He was lastly capable of return to the Main Leagues on Monday the place he allowed two runs in a single inning of reduction towards the Los Angeles Angels.
That outing was adopted by an ideal inning on Saturday towards the Tigers, after which Sunday’s victorious efficiency.
Thus far he has pitched three innings this season and struck out three batters, whereas additionally permitting the 2 earned runs.
The 34-year-old has turn into among the best reduction pitchers in baseball and recorded 75 saves over the earlier two seasons, together with a league-leading 38 in the course of the 2021 season.
That is his third season with the White Sox.
Sunday’s win was the third consecutive win for Chicago (and the fourth of their previous 5 video games) because it tries to dig itself out of a brutal begin.