White Sox drop series finale to the Cleveland Indians in the team’s final home game of the season on Wednesday night.
The Chicago White Sox lost their final home game of the season on Wednesday night as they were defeated 10-2 by the Cleveland Indians. The Sox had a bullpen game with Jace Fry getting the start against Cleveland. However, it wasn’t enough as the Indians cruised to a series victory over the Sox.
With Fry starting on Wednesday, the Indians would jump out to an early 1-0 lead in the first inning. Francisco Lindor hit a solo home run off Fry in the first inning to put the Indians ahead. Cleveland would never trail in this game as they led 10-0 going into the ninth inning.
Indians starter Shane Bieber kept the Sox in check as he held a no-hitter through 4.2 innings. Yoan Moncada would break up the no-hitter in the fifth inning with two outs after hitting a high chopper that bounced off of home plate. Moncada raced to first base as Bieber had to wait for the ball to come down before trying to attempt a throw.
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Bieber would finish his night with six innings pitched, no earned runs and recorded nine strikeouts against the Sox. The Sox used many different relief pitchers on Wednesday. Aaron Bummer, Ryan Burr, Jeanmar Gomez, Thyago Vieira, Rob Scahill, and Jose Ruiz each pitched for the Sox on Wednesday night. Bummer had the longest outing as he pitched two innings.
The Sox offense managed just six total hits off the Indians and wouldn’t score until the ninth inning. Moncada was the only player to record two hits. With the loss, the Sox dropped their overall record to 62-96 with four games remaining. The Sox need to win one more game to avoid 100 losses this season.
Thursday will be an off day for the Sox. The Sox will play the Minnesota Twins on the road in their final series of the season. On Friday, there will be a doubleheader as the Sox and Twins will make up a postponed game from April 14. Reynaldo Lopez will start game one of the doubleheader on Friday.