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Dodgers Leave the Yard Early to Snap White Sox 3-Game Winning Streak

The Dodgers cruised to a 4-1 victory over the White Sox behind 3 home runs and dominant pitching.
Tony Gonsolin Los Angeles Dodgers Chicago White Sox

Photo: Charles Rex Arbogast/Associated Press

The Los Angeles Dodgers evened the series at one game apiece Wednesday night after getting blanked 4-0 in the opener by the Chicago White Sox. Strong pitching from Tony Gonsolin and three relievers held the White Sox to one run and four hits. All four Dodgers runs came via three home runs.

Cueto Quality

Johnny Cueto continued his admirable White Sox career but the Dodgers got all the runs they needed in the first two frames. Los Angeles's first three runs came via home runs from Will Smith and Cody Bellinger. Smith’s homer, a two-run shot, occurred with two outs in the first inning after a duck snort fell between Luis Robert and Danny Mendick. In the second inning, Cody Bellinger led off with a solo homer to make it 3-0.

However, Cueto allowed just one hit and one walk the rest of his outing. He finished six innings, allowing three runs on four hits with one walk and five punchouts.

Bennett Sousa, Matt Foster, and Jose Ruiz got the last nine outs for the White Sox. They allowed one run, two hits, no walks, and four strikeouts. Trea Turner led off the ninth inning with a home run against Ruiz for LA's fourth and final run of the game.

Buzz Saw

The Chicago White Sox, unfortunately, ran into one of the hottest pitchers in baseball as Tony Gonsolin continued his dominant stretch of 2022. He lowered his ERA to an NL-best 1.58 and held the White Sox to one run over six innings despite not having his best command. The South Siders' lone run came in the fifth inning via Jake Burger’s solo homer.

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Gonsolin tossed six innings, allowing one run on three hits with five strikeouts and one walk.

Yency Almonte, Brusdar Graterol, and Daniel Hudson covered the final nine outs. They allowed one hit, no walks, and fanned five.

Notes

Daniel Hudson earned his fifth save and six attempts. Dodgers closer Craig Kimbrel is on the paternity list.

Lance Lynn was roughed up in his rehab start in Charlotte. He allowed seven runs in three innings.

Tony Gonsolin improved to 7-0.

What’s On Tap Next?

Tyler Anderson will face Dylan Cease in the rubber match of the three-game series. Anderson enters the game with a 26-inning scoreless streak and can become MLB's first eight-game winner of the season. Thursday's contest gets underway at 1:10 PM CT and will air on NBC Sports Chicago.