CHICAGO – Leury García crashed a successful pitch-and-catch college reunion for Dallas Keuchel and James McCann.
No one on the Chicago White Sox seemed to mind.
García homered from both sides of the plate, and Chicago pounded the Minnesota Twins 10-3 on Saturday.
Keuchel won his White Sox debut while throwing to McCann in a battery comprised of former teammates at the University of Arkansas. But the diminutive García, listed at 5-foot-8 and 185 pounds, stole the show with his second career multihomer game.
“I’m not trying to hit the home run. I know what I can do,” García said.
Edwin Encarnación hit a two-run drive as the White Sox bounced back nicely after losing 10-5 to the reigning AL Central champions on Friday night. McCann and Eloy Jiménez also went deep on the second day of the pandemic-delayed 60-game season.
Keuchel, who agreed to a $55.5 million, three-year contract in December, allowed two runs in 5 1/3 innings. McCann finished with three hits and two RBIs.
Nice day for a pair of Razorbacks.