The last home games of the baseball season are always bittersweet, but this year there was a divide between the north and south sides. The White Sox’ last home game Wednesday was more bitter, because of the Sox’ higher hopes for this season (which nonetheless found the team finishing below .500) and the fresh departure of Ozzie Guillen for Miami. “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” the organist played as the grounds crew readied the field after a morning of rain, but sometimes you don’t even get what you need.

The game was the Sox’ season in miniature, but for the absence of any new embarrassments for Adam Dunn and Alex Rios, both riding the bench after Dunn had achieved a new team record with his 177th strikeout of the season the night before. The Sox could have tied the Cleveland Indians for second place, even at a humble 80 wins against 82 losses, but the normally reliable Chris Sale blew the save in the ninth inning, walking in two runs to make the final 3-2.