Miguel Cairo Takes Blame for White Sox's Extra-Innings Loss

Larry Rupp
Miguel Cairo took the blame for the Chicago White Sox's extra-innings loss on Tuesday.
Miguel Cairo took the blame for the Chicago White Sox's extra-innings loss on Tuesday. / AP Photos/Jose Juarez

The Chicago White Sox still have a chance to catch up to the Cleveland Guardians and capture the AL Central divisional title. That is why every game in September matters that much more. Interim manager Miguel Cairo was quick to take the blame after Chicago's gutting extra-innings loss on Tuesday, which put the White Sox five games back with 14 to play.

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The White Sox scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning before the Guardians immediately tied the game up in the seventh. The game went to extra innings, where Cleveland finally broke it open with five runs in the 11th, resulting in a 10-7 defeat for Chicago.

Cairo spoke to reporters just minutes after the final out and said, "today was on me." He was then asked three times to elaborate on exactly what he meant by that, but he declined to dive into the specifics. He was more than likely referring to some questionable bullpen decisions, though.

"I should have done a better job today. I didn't do my job, and I let my team down. We gotta go and perform. I gotta perform too."

Miguel Cairo on Chicago's loss

While it's great to see a manager backing his players, White Sox outfielder A.J. Pollock made sure to mention about misplays costing them the game. Pitcher Dylan Cease also stated it was about "not being efficient." No matter what the reason was, Chicago's loss is certainly a crushing one.

Chicago White Sox Playoff Odds

As mentioned above, the White Sox are running out of time to make up the ground in the AL Central. The Guardians have also clinched the head-to-head tiebreaker, making a comeback even more challenging. Chicago currently has +1500 odds of making the playoffs and +3400 odds of winning the division on FanDuel Sportsbook's MLB odds.

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