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White Sox 2, Astros 0: Cannon Shines in Victory

by Matt Cotner

Tonight’s game came down to two words: Jonathan Cannon. After a strong seven-inning, one-run outing last week against the Mariners, it was up to Cannon to keep his good form going in what was only the sixth start of his career. He certainly delivered. Cannon came one out shy of a complete game. With two outs in the bottom of the ninth, he ceded back-to-back base hits and, at 106 pitches, this was enough for Pedro Grifol to go to the bullpen.

Thankfully, this ninth-inning hiccup did not cost the White Sox a win, as John Brebbia retired Victor Carantini to end the ballgame. Cannon’s strong start was also enough to earn him the win.

On offense, the White Sox played the smallest of small ball tonight, scoring two runs off of two RBI groundouts from Andrew Vaughn. The offense only recorded two hits throughout the game, but Cannon ensured this was enough.

The White Sox improved to 20-54 with the win.

W: Cannon (1-1) L: Framber Valdez (5-5) S: John Brebbia (2)

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Offensive Recap

Pitching Recap

Notable Performances

Jonathan Cannon: 8.2 IP, 7 H, 1 BB, 4 K

With the offense only recording two hits, Cannon was the only star of tonight’s game. He battled through 106 pitches and came one out away from a complete game shutout in only his sixth career start. In the seventh, Cannon escaped his trickiest situation of the night, getting Jake Meyers to ground out with runners on first and third.

Next Up

The White Sox continue their series with the Astros tomorrow in Chicago. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:10 CST.

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Featured Image: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

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