Late-inning matchups important down the stretch

Late-inning matchups important down the stretch

Late-inning matchups important down the stretch
CHICAGO -- Addison Reed remains the White Sox closer, leading the team with 28 saves. But as the usage of southpaws Matt Thornton and then Donnie Veal against tough left-handed hitters like Cleveland's Shin-Soo Choo and Jason Kipnis showed Monday, everybody is available to preserve a victory with the season on the line.

"In any role, you go out there and just get outs," Veal said. "No matter what it is, what role it is, if I come in the fourth inning or the ninth inning, up by 10 or down by 10. We all try to get out there and get outs."

"Again, in the right situation it's Reeder," manager Robin Ventura said. "This [Cleveland] team's a little different because they're so left-handed dominant. I still trust him. It's just I want him to have the right matchups when he's going in there."