Everything was clicking for the White Sox on Saturday as the team earned yet another series win.
It all started with Lucas Giolito on the mound, who settled in nicely after surrendering a first-inning homer to Salvador Perez. The right-hander went six-strong and managed to get several key strikeouts along the way to limit any further damage. Though he didn’t have his best stuff, Giolito continues to show off his consistency and provide quality outings.
On the offensive end, Yoan Moncada provided some early run support with a two-run double in the bottom of the first. The lead would last and only grow, as Jake Burger notched a bases-clearing double to blow the game open in the sixth and secure the win.
The team’s second-straight victory improves their record to 18-29 on the season. They will have a chance to gain another game in the standings pending the outcome of Minnesota’s late-night matchup vs. the Angels.
W: Lucas Giolito (3-3, 3.62 ERA) | L: Jordan Lyles (0-8, 7.15 ERA)
White Sox Scoring Recap:
- Bottom 1st: Yoan Moncada singles on a sharp line drive to left fielder Nick Pratto. Andrew Benintendi scores. Luis Robert Jr. scores. 2-1 White Sox.
- Bottom 6th: Jake Burger doubles (6) on a line drive to center fielder Nate Eaton. Andrew Benintendi scores. Luis Robert Jr. scores. Yoan Moncada scores. 5-1 White Sox.
Lucas Giolito: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HR
Gio continues to prove why he’s the team’s best pitcher. Though he didn’t have his best stuff, he pitched around potential game-changing situations and limited Kansas City to just one run.
Jake Burger: 2-for-3, 2B (6), 3 RBI
What more can be said about the impact Jake Burger’s had on this lineup?
Other Game Highlights
The White Sox will look to finally capture their first sweep of the season on Sunday. Lance Lynn will take the mound, though it still remains to be seen who the Royals decide to send out.
First pitch will be at 1:10 PM CT again over on NBC Sports Chicago.
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