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The struggling Chicago White Sox wasted another great start from ace Dylan Cease. Cease allowed just two runs Sunday in a career-high eight innings. A tie-breaking double in the ninth was the dagger and Arizona completed a three-game sweep. The weekend was so bad for the Sox that “sell the team” banners were fully visible at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Arizona rookie Stone Garrett opened the scoring in the first when he belted his first MLB home run. He made his MLB debut on Aug. 17 after spending more than seven seasons in the minors.

Zach Davies tossed 5.2 innings for the Diamondbacks and allowed two runs. Gavin Sheets had a sacrifice fly in the sixth. AJ Pollock followed with an infield single that plated Andrew Vaughn to give the White Sox a 2-1 lead at the time.

The Game Slips Away from White Sox

Sergio Alcántara homered for Arizona in the eighth inning to tie the game. The deciding run crossed home plate on a double in the ninth by Jake McCarthy. McCarthy drove in Daulton Varsho, who led off with a walk. Noé Ramirez pitched a scoreless eighth and Ian Kennedy recorded the final three outs for the save. Arizona earned its first interleague sweep since 2019.

Kendall Graveman took the loss in relief of Dylan Cease. Cease allowed both Diamondbacks’ homers while striking out eight in a career-high eight innings. The White Sox have lost nine of 11 and dropped two games under .500. They were treated to another round of boos as they left the field.

Chicago skipper Tony La Russa heard fans expressing their displeasure, but said he and his team aren’t discouraged.

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“I just get angry,” he said. “I don’t like frustration, discouragement. That’s loser crap. Just seeps energy out of your body.

“I just get angry and want to do something about it.”

What a Play

Josh Harrison made a quick dive to his left to stop Christian Walker’s grounder in the seventh. He popped up and threw him out in impressive fashion. Harrison has been a solid addition to the club, providing great defense and an average bat in the lineup.

More Rest

Eloy Jimenez had the day off to rest his sore legs, but he came off the bench for a pinch-hit appearance in the ninth.

What’s On Tap Next?

Lucas Giolito will take the mound for the Chicago White Sox against Royals’ righty Brady Singer on Tuesday. It is the opener of a three-game series between the AL Central foes. The game will air on NBC Sports Chicago and Sox On Tap will have the postgame.

Tune in to the Sox On Tap podcast for postgame reaction and further White Sox commentary all season.