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RECAP: White Sox Silenced in Game One, Fall to .500

The White Sox dropped game one of their doubleheader against the Cardinals on Saturday.

Photo: Charles Rex Arbogast/AP Photo

After the St. Louis Cardinals (3-3) got clearance to play against the Chicago White Sox (10-10), the pair of clubs played the first of two seven-inning games at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Adam Wainwright kept the Sox offense at bay opposite to Lucas Giolito, who had one bad inning that paid huge dividends.

Play-by-Play

In the top of the first, Kolton Wong led off with a single. Tommy Edman sprayed a single to put two on with no outs. After Paul Goldschmidt struck out, Tyler O’Neil was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Matt Carpenter was also hit by a Giolito ball to push home the first run of the game, 1-0 Cardinals. Dylan Carlson struck out on a high fastball for the second out. Dexter Fowler singled into left-center that scored a pair to extend the St. Louis lead to 3-0. Andrew Knizner singled to right that plated Carpenter to make it 4-0 Cardinals.

In the bottom of the third, Danny Mendick got the first Sox hit with a double. Tim Anderson sent one to the track that allowed Mendick to tag and advance to third. Yoan Moncada followed with a groundout that scored the team’s first run, 4-1 St. Louis.

In the fourth, Fowler reached on an infield single. Knizner followed with a chopper where the only play was at first, putting Fowler on second with one out. Harrison Bader drew a walk. Wong grounded out to first, pushing Fowler and Bader up a base with two outs. Edman squibbed one that Jose Abreu bobbled, Fowler scored to extend the Cardinals’ lead to 5-1.

That would be all the action in game one. St. Louis, after a long layoff, top the Sox 5-1. Game two is coming up shortly. Another seven-inning affair and a chance for the White Sox to even things up for the rubber match tomorrow.


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