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Brent Lillibridge is the White Sox’s new closer?

Apr 26, 2011, 10:22 PM EDT

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Sure, Sergio Santos got the save for the second straight day.

But it was right fielder Brent Lillibridge who closed out the Yankees for the White Sox on Tuesday, making a pair of game-saving catches with two on in a 3-2 game in the ninth.

With one out and runners on first and second, Alex Rodriguez delivered a hard fly to the wall in right that Lillibridge ran down. The utlityman saved the best for last, though, making a diving catch on Robinson Cano‘s liner to end the game.

Lillibridge entered the game as a pinch-runner for Carlos Quentin in the seventh inning and remained in for defense. He may well have earned himself a start in Wednesday’s game, though it probably won’t be in right. He’s also acquitted himself quite well offensively in limited action this season. With a single in his lone plate appearance tonight, he’s now hitting .375 with a homer in 16 at-bats.

  1. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Apr 26, 2011 at 10:34 PM

    I hope his hotel has bedbugs…

  2. nps6724 - Apr 27, 2011 at 1:29 AM

    Is he an OF now or is he a utility guy a la Omar Infante who can play INF and OF?

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