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White Sox 4, Guardians 2: Late-inning runs get the job done

by Nico Andrade

The White Sox took game two of the three-game series against Cleveland, behind a solid start from Dylan Cease. Late-inning hitting was the key to victory tonight.

As mentioned, Dylan Cease toed the rubber today and turned in a solid six-inning start. He punched out three hitters while allowing two runs. The bullpen got back on track today and locked down the later innings in this one. Keynan Middleton, Joe Kelly, and Kendall Graveman all combined for three scoreless innings to put the game away.

Yasmani Grandal opened the scoring for the White Sox with his first homer in the month of May. Then in the seventh, the damage was done. Andrew Vaughn lead off the inning with an infield single. Andrew Benintendi then doubled, and Grandal reached on an error. Vaughn came home to score on the error, making it a 2-2 ball game. After a Clint Frazier walk, the bases were loaded for Romy Gonzalez. On the first pitch, Gonzalez doubled home a pair to make it 4-2. That was all the ball club needed to secure the win in this one.

With the win, the Sox move to 20-30.

W: Dylan Cease (3-3) | L: Logan Allen (1-2) | S: Kendall Graveman (4)

StatCast Breakdown

Box Score

Offensive Recap

Pitching Recap

White Sox Scoring Recap

  • Top 5th: Yasmani Grandal homered (4) to left field. 1-1 Tie.
  • Top 7th: Yasmani Grandal reached on an error, and Andrew Vaughn scores. 2-2 Tie.
  • Top 7th: Romy Gonzalez doubled to left field, scoring Adam Haseley and Clint Frazier. 4-2 White Sox.

Notable Performances

Dylan Cease: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 K’s

Cease went a strong six innings, only allowing two runs. He continues the good string of starting pitching that has been turned in by this White Sox rotation.

Other Game Highlights

Next Matchup

The White Sox will look to win the series tomorrow, as Michael Kopech takes the mound against Cal Quantrill. The game will start at 12:10 PM CT, and coverage will be on NBC Sports Chicago.

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Featured Image: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

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