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Postgame Report: White Sox 8, Orioles 3

by Kyle Wood

After last night’s onslaught, the White Sox did not slow down today. Brian Goodwin started the scoring off with a solo home run in the 2nd inning. Tim Anderson and Yoan Moncada hit back-to-back doubles in the 3rd to increase the lead to 4-0. The Orioles then had to go into the bullpen early after a walk of Abreu, leading to the 5th straight batter to reach base. Moncada walked and later scored on a single from Goowin in the 5th, followed by a double by Leury Garcia to make the score 6-1.

Lucas Giolito had a very strong outing against the Os. The outing was highlighted by a 3rd inning in which he struck out the side, including a 9-pitch at-bat that ended in a strikeout against Cedric Mullins. While he gave up some hits, he was not hit very hard and only walked two. Ryan Burr was tabbed to relieve Giolito in the 6th. Burr struck out Urias, but yielded a single to allow a 2nd run to score. Codi Heuer and Jose Ruiz got some work in today as well. Liam Hendriks came in for his first appearance since Tuesday and got out of a bases loaded, 2-out jam in the 8th inning.

The White Sox improve to 53-35, putting them 8 games ahead of Cleveland at the conclusion of the game.

W: Giolito (7-6) | L: Eshelman (0-2) | S: Hendriks (23)

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Notable Performances

Lucas Giolito: 5.1 IP, 6H, 2ER, 2BB, 9K

Coming off of a rocky start against Detroit, Lucas Giolito had a nice comeback game against the Orioles as we head into the All-Star break. He finished with 16 swings-and-misses, leading to 9 strikeouts. His command was good today as well, with only 2 walks and very few 3-ball counts. He departed with 106 pitches, 68 of which for strikes.

Brian Goodwin: 4-for-5, 2R, 3RBI, HR

Goodwin keeps proving his value amid all the injuries to the outfield. He had the best day at the plate among the offense today as he keeps stepping up to help this team win.

Jake Burger: 2-for-3, BB, R

Burger stung the ball twice, walked and scored a run in this one. Unfortunately, he just missed a home run, a ball which had a .990 xBA. The rookie continues to show he belongs at the big league level, leaving today’s game slashing .381/.435/.571.

Jose Abreu: 2-for-3, 2B, BB, 2R

Jose had a good day at the plate. The reigning AL MVP racked up a couple hits and scored two runs in today’s win.

Leury Garcia: 2-for-4, 2 2B, 2RBI

Garcia had a solid day at the plate, collecting a pair of doubles and RBIs. The utility player has been playing well lately, hitting .301 in 25 games since the beginning of June coming into today’s game.

Matchup of the Game

Jose Ruiz came in for the 8th to get some work in and was not very sharp. After giving up a run and loading the bases, Liam Hendriks was brought in to relieve Ruiz and control the damage. He came in and promptly dealt with McKenna on three fastballs to leave the bases loaded and protect the five run lead.

Other Highlights

Next Game

Tomorrow will be the last game of the series before the All-Star break. The White Sox will be looking to take out their brooms for a sweep against the Orioles with Dylan Cease on the mound. He will face-off against rookie Spenser Watkins at 12:05pm CT.

The game will be televised on NBC Sports Chicago with the radio broadcast on WMVP 1000AM.

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