White Sox starter Lucas Giolito is looking like his old self. The righty completed his second consecutive six-inning start and earned the win. The Sox offense put on a 17-hit attack that plated 13 runs in Sunday’s victory.
Lucas Giolito Shoves
Lucas Giolito surrendered just one run in his six innings of work. He squandered three hits and walked two. The run came off an RBI double by Joc Petersen in the sixth. Giolito looked sharp from the start of the game. He had excellent command of his change-up and was regularly hitting his spots. Giolito struck out the side in the first two frames. He recorded his seventh strike out in the third against the lifeless Giants offense.
Sox Score Early and Don’t Stop
For the third straight game, the White Sox took advantage of the Giants' shoddy defense. Luis Robert put the Sox on the board in the third with an RBI single that plated it two runs. Tim Anderson and Josh Harrison scored on the play. Harrison singled and reached 3rd on a throwing error by shortstop Donovan Walton.
They went on to score one in the fourth, three in the fifth, five in the eighth, and two more in the ninth. Six White Sox hitters recorded multi-hit games. Leury Garcia and Seby Zavala each had three hits. Andrew Vaughn, Gavin Sheets, and Zavala drove in 3 runs a piece.
White Sox Notes
White Sox pitching held The Giants to just 8 runs in the series.
Adam Engel and Yasmani Grandal ran the bases before the game.
It was reported that Joe Kelly had an agreement with a White Sox to not pitch consecutive games prior to July 1st
Giants starting catcher Austin Wymms ended the game on the mound when he pitched the ninth.
Josh Harrison made a spectacular over-the-shoulder catch to rob Evan Longoria on a hit.
What’s On Tap Next?
The White Sox open a big three-game series against the division rival twins on Monday. Johnny Cueto will face the Twins in the series opener at home. Cueto is three in a lifetime against the Twins with 21 strikeouts in 20 innings. Minnesota will send Dylan Bundy to the mound. You can watch it all on NBC Sportsnet Chicago and Sox On Tap will have the post-game.