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White Sox Provide James Shields With No Run Support in Series Sweep

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CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 17: Starting pitcher James Shields #33 of the Chicago White Sox delivers the ball against the Detroit Tigers at Guaranteed Rate Field on June 17, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 17: Starting pitcher James Shields #33 of the Chicago White Sox delivers the ball against the Detroit Tigers at Guaranteed Rate Field on June 17, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /
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White Sox offense absent in series sweep at home to rival Detroit Tigers on Sunday afternoon. Veteran pitcher gets no run support from offense.

The Chicago White Sox were unable to avoid a sweep at home to the Detroit Tigers on Sunday afternoon as they lost 3-1. Despite a solid performance from James Shields, the Sox only managed to score one run in the series finale with the Tigers.

Shields gave up a two-run home run in the first inning to Nick Castellanos and an RBI single to Jose Iglesias in the third inning. The three runs were all that Shields allowed on Sunday through six innings pitched. Despite walking four batters, Shields still managed to get a quality start for the Sox on Sunday.

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The Sox offense only managed to score a single run on Sunday from a solo home run hit by Matt Davidson in the second inning. Despite nine hits, the Sox couldn’t capitalize with runners on base in their loss to the Tigers. Tim Anderson and Daniel Palka were the only Sox players with more than one hit.

With the loss, the Sox end their seven-game homestand with a 2-5 record. The Sox had been playing better baseball to begin the month of June as they won series against the Milwaukee Brewers and Boston Red Sox. They also split their series with the Minnesota Twins on the road and the Cleveland Indians at home.

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The Sox will have a brief three-game road trip starting on Monday against the Cleveland Indians. With a 24-46 record, the Sox will look to get back to their winning ways on Monday night. The Sox have now lost four consecutive games with their sweep at home. They will start Dylan Covey against Trevor Bauer at Progressive Field in game one of their series against Cleveland.

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