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Dylan Cease insists only on trying to win and help Chicago White Sox A season that started with expectations is a lot of inspiration for him.
Regarding not being selected for your first all-star game,
“I’ll take any chip on my shoulder,” he said.
The Siege bowled six innings on its third consecutive no-scoring start, Leuri Garcia and AJ Pollock made home, and Chicago salvaged a four-game split as they beat the Cleveland Guardians 6-3 on Sunday.
Eloy Jimenez went deep in his second straight game, helping the White Sox to end a series that was shaping up to be a bad one for them on a strong note.
The defending AL Central champions entered the break winning three out of four. Division-Leading Minnesota, He hoped that this series against the second-placed Guardians would help push him towards the top.
It didn’t work out the way they wanted.
They went out joint 15-6 in losing the first two games, then took a 3-0 lead in Saturday’s doubleheader’s nightcap. The third-placed White Sox won that one 5-4. on sunday, they jumped Shane Bieber (4-6) and finished a stretch of 19 straight games at 10-9 against division opponents.
Chicago scored five in the second on Garcia’s two-run homer and Pollock’s three-run drive. Jimenez made it 6–0 when he took the lead in sixth place.
That was enough for Seas (10-4), who thought he had done enough to earn the All-Star Invitational.
“I think statistically, in the first half I kind of talked about myself,” he said. “Unfortunately all other things are out of my hands. I guess I should have at least been considered higher, higher.”
The Siege won its third straight start, although it was absolutely no wind.
The right-handed batsman left seven boundaries and hit four fours. He walked one and then threw two wild pitches cleveland beating And before the Minnesota All-Star break.
“He did a good job adjusting from my previous start against him,” said Cez, who scored nine runs in the second game of a doubleheader in Cleveland on July 12. Find other ways to get out.”
The break is 6-1 with a minimum of 0.57 ERA in his last eight starts.
“I’m still trying to figure out how that kid didn’t make the All-Star team,” said Guardians manager Terry Francona. “He’s one of the best pitchers in the game.”
Cleveland lost its second in a row after winning five.
Bieber was tagged for six runs and eight hits in six innings. The 2020 AL Cy Young Award winner bounced the three-hitter in a 4-1 win over the White Sox in his previous debut on July 12.
Franmil Reyes hit a two-run homer in the eighth, and Steven Cowan added a solo drive in the ninth. Liam Hendriks,
White Sox: 2b Josh Harrison was scratched from the lineup as he felt a strain in his right leg during his final batting run on Saturday. Garcia started in his place. … Jimenez said the discomfort in his right hamstring “is going to last for a while.” Jimenez missed 65 games after tearing his right hamstring in Minnesota on April 23. He missed a four-match series at the Twins before the All-Star break due to tightness. … manager Tony La Russa said the White Sox are “very careful” with LHP LHP Aaron Bummer (stressed in the left lat) playing catches but not throwing off the mound. Bummer hasn’t pitched since June 7.
Guardian: RHP Zach Plesac (2-7, 4.02 ERA) gets the ball as Cleveland opens four-game series in Boston, Although he is 0–3 in his last seven matches, Plesak’s ERA in that period is 3.03. RHP Nick Pivetta (8-7, 4.50) starts for the Red Sox.
White Sox: RHP Michael Kopech (3-6, 3.36) looks to win his second straight start when the White Sox begin the two-match series in Colorado on Tuesday. Kopech played five innings in Minnesota on July 15. The Rockies did not announce the start.