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Chi. White Sox 8, Pittsburgh 1
When: 7:05 PM ET, Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Where: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Temperature: 84°
Umpires: Home - Jerry Meals, 1B - Jordan Baker, 2B - Jeremy Riggs, 3B - Jeremie Rehak

James McCann homered twice and drove in four runs Wednesday as the visiting Chicago White Sox walloped the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-1 for a split of their two-game series.

The White Sox (27-16) outhit Pittsburgh (14-27) 11-4.

Yoan Moncada added an RBI double, Nick Madrigal a two-run single and Yasmani Grandal an RBI single for Chicago.

Dane Dunning (1-0), making his fourth career start and first against the Pirates, allowed three hits, walked one and struck out three in six-plus innings for his first win. He scattered the three hits -- a leadoff single in the first by Adam Frazier, a leadoff single in the fifth by Josh Bell and a leadoff double in the seventh by Colin Moran.

Pittsburgh rookie J.T. Brubaker (1-1) got rocked for seven runs and seven hits in 5 1/3 innings, with five strikeouts and two walks.

After being perfect through two innings, Brubaker gave up a leadoff homer to McCann in the third, a shot to straightaway center.

The White Sox sent nine to the plate and scored four in the fourth. Moncada opened with a single and went to third when right fielder Gregory Polanco bobbled the ball for an error. Grandal drove in Moncada with a single up the middle to make it 2-0. Jose Abreu extended his hitting streak to a career-best 22 games with an infield single, and Eloy Jimenez walked to load the bases.

After Luis Robert struck out, McCann's sacrifice fly brought in Grandal for a 3-0 lead. Madrigal went up the middle to drive in Abreu and Jimenez to make it 5-0.

In the sixth, Chicago tacked on three more. With one out, McCann went to left this time, his fifth homer, for a 7-0 lead. That chased Brubaker for Tyler Bashlor. Nomar Mazara singled, Madrigal lined out and Tim Anderson walked ahead of Moncada's RBI double.

In the eighth, Pittsburgh loaded the bases on a single and two walks. McCann was called for catcher's interference with Polanco batting, forcing in a run to make it 8-1.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Starting Pitchers
Chi. White Sox   Pittsburgh
Dane Dunning Player JT Brubaker
Win W/L Loss
6.0 IP 5.1
3 Strikeouts 5
3 Hits 7
0.00 ERA 11.81
Chi. White Sox   Pittsburgh
James McCannPlayer JT Riddle
2 Hits 1
4 RBI 0
2 HR 0
8 TB 1
.667 Avg .500
Team Stats Summary
Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. White Sox 11 2 19 .297 11 10 8 3 0 2
Pittsburgh 4 0 5 .129 16 5 1 5 0 1