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White Sox Closer to 100 Loss Season After Doubleheader Sweep

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 28: Lucas Giolito #27 of the Chicago White Sox walks to the dugout after being pulled from game two of a doubleheader against the Minnesota Twins during the second inning on September 28, 2018 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 28: Lucas Giolito #27 of the Chicago White Sox walks to the dugout after being pulled from game two of a doubleheader against the Minnesota Twins during the second inning on September 28, 2018 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /
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White Sox drop both games of a doubleheader against the Minnesota Twins on Friday and move closer to 100 losses on the season.

The White Sox are much closer to a 100 loss season after dropping both games of their doubleheader against the Minnesota Twins on Friday. Both Reynaldo Lopez and Lucas Giolito finished their final starts of the season with a loss.

In game one of the doubleheader, the Sox were defeated 2-1 by the Twins. Lopez pitched six innings but didn’t get any run support. The Twins scored early in the first inning after Lopez began his start by giving up a leadoff double to Joe Mauer. Mauer would later score from third base on a groundout hit by Tyler Austin.

Lopez would end his start on Friday by allowing two earned runs, five walks and recorded five strikeouts. Although he finished with a loss, Lopez first full major league season has to be considered successful. Lopez went 7-10 on the season with a 3.91 ERA.

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The Sox didn’t provide Lopez with much run support as they began the day with three consecutive strikeouts at the plate against Twins starting pitcher Jose Berrios. Berrios record nine strikeouts in seven innings pitched and allowed just one earned run. The Sox had just four hits in the first game of the doubleheader.

In the second game of the doubleheader on Friday night, Giolito didn’t last two innings as he allowed seven earned runs in just 1.1 innings pitched. In his final start of the season, Giolito ended his 2018 on a low note. Giolito finishes this season with a 10-13 record and a 6.13 ERA.

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The Sox would lose 12-4 on Friday night in the second game of the doubleheader and saw their record drop to 62-98 on the year. With the Twins sweeping the doubleheader, the Sox are now two more losses away from ending this season with a 62-100 record. The Sox haven’t lost 100 games since 1970 when they finished 56-106. The Sox will start Carlos Rodon on Saturday night as they look to earn their 63rd win of the season.

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