Chi. White Sox 10, Pittsburgh 3
When: 2:10 PM ET, Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Where: Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago, Illinois
Erich Bacchus, 1B -
John Tumpane, 2B -
Jose Navas, 3B -
The Chicago White Sox rode four home runs Wednesday to a 10-3 win over the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates and a sweep of their two-game series.
Eloy Jimenez hit a three-run shot, Danny Mendick and Jose Abreu each launched two-run homers and Edwin Encarnacion smacked a solo shot. Nomar Mazara added an RBI single for Chicago.
Erik Gonzalez hit a solo homer and Jacob Stallings had a two-run single for Pittsburgh.
Chicago's Dallas Keuchel (5-2) struck out seven in six innings, giving up two runs, four hits and three walks.
Pirates starter Trevor Williams (1-5) gave up eight runs and nine hits in six innings, with two walks and three strikeouts.
Less than 24 hours after Chicago's Lucas Giolito threw a no-hitter against Pittsburgh, the Pirates quickly made sure there would be no repeat.
Cole Tucker, who was 2-for-3 with a walk, jumped on Keuchel's first pitch for a single and went to second on Erik Gonzalez's bunt before Keuchel got two punch-outs to end the threat.
The White Sox got on the board in the second.
Jimenez drew a four-pitch, one-out walk, moved to third on Encarnacion's double and scored on Luis Robert's sacrifice fly. Mazara singled in Encarnacion to make it 2-0, and Mendick upped it to 4-0 with his third career homer, to right off the glove of Gregory Polanco as he leaped at the wall.
Encarnacion's leadoff homer in the fourth, his fifth, made it 5-0.
In the fifth, Tim Anderson reached on an infield base hit. An out later Yasmani Grandal singled. Another out later, Jimenez hit his 10th homer, to right, to extend it to 8-0.
Keuchel alternated walks and outs in the sixth to load the bases before Stallings' single cut it to 8-2.
Against reliever Tyler Bashlor in the seventh, Yoan Moncada led off with a double to the wall in right. Abreu lined his American League-leading 12th homer to left to make it 10-2. That gave Abreu 30 RBIs and a 10-game hitting streak.
Gonzalez led off the eighth with a solo homer, his second, off Zack Burdi, to pull the Pirates within 10-3.
--Field Level Media
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