Leury Garcia HR in 9th lifts White Sox over Red Sox 2-1

Leury Garcia hit a game-ending house run with two outs within the 9th inning to boost the Chicago White Sox over the Boston Crimson Sox 2-1

CHICAGO — Leury Garcia hit a game-ending house run with two outs within the 9th inning to boost the Chicago White Sox over the Boston Crimson Sox 2-1 Sunday.

After Boston reliever Garrett Whitlock (Eight-Four) struck out Eloy Jiménez and Yasmani Grandal to start the inning, Garcia fell in the back of Zero-2 earlier than hitting a 98 mph fastball over the center-field fence. It was once the 5th homer of the season for Garcia, who’s filling in at shortstop with starter Tim Anderson at the injured record.

“I knew I hit it just right, nevertheless it was once middle discipline,” Garcia stated. “I stated, ‘You higher move!’

“It was once one of the crucial perfect moments for me.”

Chicago took a 1-Zero lead and a three-hit shutout into the 9th earlier than Craig Kimbrel (Four-Four) struggled along with his keep watch over and blew the save.

Kiké Hernández led off with a double to middle. After Kyle Schwarber struck out, Kimbrel walked Hunter Renfroe and Rafael Devers to load the bases. Alex Verdugo adopted with a tying sacrifice fly to left.

The groups mixed for simply 8 hits, and the sport advanced into a glass’s duel regardless of the reality each starters have been making their first appearances since August.

Chicago’s Lance Lynn allowed two hits over 5 scoreless innings in his go back from a stint at the 10-day IL with appropriate knee irritation. The veteran right-hander walked none, struck out 9 and decreased his ERA to two.50 in his first day out since Aug. 28.

“Once I went at the IL, we have been seeking to keep on best of it and I believe we are in a great place at this time,” Lynn stated of his knee. “It isn’t going to depart.”

Boston’s Nick Pivetta allowed one unearned on 3 hits in Five 1/3 innings after being activated from the COVID-19 IL. Pivetta entered having allowed 12 runs in 10 2/three innings over his earlier 3 begins.

Pivetta, who began Sunday after Chris Sale went at the COVID-19 record in the beginning of the sequence, stated he was once asymptomatic however struggled to stay ready right through his absence.

“The primary time I were given on a mound was once the day before today,” Pivetta stated. “Whilst I used to be out, I were given into my automotive and went to a discipline the place no person was once round and threw right into a fence. That was once about it.”

The White Sox broke thru towards Pivetta within the 6th inning with an unearned run. César Hernández led off and reached on a throwing error by means of 2d baseman Kiké Hernández. César Hernández was once sacrificed to 2d and scored on a unmarried by means of Luis Robert to make it 1-Zero.


Chicago supervisor Tony L. a. Russa took offense when a reporter referred to Garcia as a application participant.

“He is a standard participant who performs throughout,” L. a. Russa stated.


The Crimson Sox positioned RHP Phillips Valdez at the COVID-19 record earlier than the sport and recalled RHP Brad Peacock from Triple-A Worcester. Valdez is the newest Boston participant to check sure in a scourge that is lasted two weeks. Peacock was once despatched down on Saturday, however remained with the staff as a part of the taxi squad.


Crimson Sox: DH J.D. Martinez was once hoping to play however neglected his 3rd immediately sport with again spasms. The staff is constructive he will be able to go back Monday or Tuesday.

White Sox: Anderson (left hamstring pressure) ran the bases as a part of his pregame exercise on Sunday. L. a. Russa stated Anderson will have to be activated from the 10-day IL on Tuesday barring a setback. “His legs are a large a part of his sport, offensively and defensively, so we are being tremendous wary,” L. a. Russa stated. “We are going to watch out along with his utilization.” … OF Andrew Vaughn wasn’t to be had for a 2d immediately sport as a result of soreness in each legs.


Crimson Sox: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (11-Eight, Five.15 ERA) begins the opener of a three-game sequence at Seattle on Monday night time. RHP Logan Gilbert (Five-Five, Five.10) is going for the Mariners.

White Sox: They have not named a starter for Tuesday night time within the opener of a three-game sequence with the Angels. LHP Packy Naughton (Zero-1, 2.57 ERA) will pitch for Los Angeles.


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