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>>White Sox Blank Indians

 

Lucas Giolito carried a shutout into the eighth inning and closer Alex Colome pitched out of an eventful jam as the White Sox recorded their first shutout of 2019 in a 2-0 win over the Cleveland Indians Tuesday afternoon. 

 

The powerless Indians wasted a strong outing by starter Jefry Rodriguez (0-2) and were shut out for the second time in three games. Cleveland has scored just one run in the past 27 innings.

 

Giolito, who allowed just three hits, retired the leadoff hitter to start the eighth. The right-hander was lifted after 105 pitches for reliever Jace Fry, who got the second out before the Indians loaded the bases on a single, double and walk.

 

Chicago closer Alex Colome came in and appeared to get two quick strikes on Carlos Santana. But third base umpire Marty Foster ruled Santana checked his swing on a 0-1 pitch, and ejected manager Rick Renteria, who came out of the dugout and argued along with waving his arms in disgust.

 

Colome then struck out Santana, freezing him on a 3-2 pitch that appeared low. The right-hander then worked the ninth for his seventh save in seven tries.

 

The Indians managed just five hits - three by Francisco Lindor, and two by Jason Kipnis.

 

Cleveland had scoring chances in the fourth, sixth and eighth with Santana at the plate. He's been their best hitter all season, but couldn't come through.

 

James McCann drove in one of Chicago's runs with a single in the sixth. He's batting .422 (19 of 45) with nine RBIs in his past 11 games.

 

Reynaldo Lopez (2-4, 6.69 ERA) is 0-3 with an 8.31 ERA in three career starts against Cleveland. He hasn't won on the road since Sept. 15 against Baltimore.

 

Shane Bieber (2-1, 3.16 ERA) pitched a career-high 7 2/3 innings against Seattle in his last start Friday. As a rookie last season, he went 1-0 and didn't allow an earned run in 12 2/3 innings against Chicago.

 

>>Cubs Rebound For Win Over Marlins

 

Kris Bryant hit a tiebreaking three-run homer with two out in the ninth inning, lifting the Chicago Cubs to a 5-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night.

With runners on the corners, Bryant drove a 1-2 pitch from Adam Conley (1-4) through a strong wind and into the bleachers in left-center for his third career game-ending drive.

 

It was Bryant's fifth homer in his last 10 games and No. 6 on the year. The 2016 NL MVP was bothered by an inflamed left shoulder last season and had just 13 homers in 102 games. His previous low was 26 as a rookie in 2015.

 

Albert Almora Jr. also connected as the Cubs won for the eighth time in nine games. Steve Cishek (1-1) worked a scoreless ninth for the victory.

 

Martin Prado had two hits and drove in a run for Miami, which rallied for a 6-5 victory in the series opener Monday night. Jorge Alfaro had an RBI single.

 

Jason Heyward opened the Chicago ninth with a walk, and Kyle Schwarber was hit by a pitch. After pinch hitter Daniel Descalso advanced the runners with a sacrifice, Almora hit a grounder to Miguel Rojas with the infield in, and the shortstop fired to Alfaro to get Heyward at the plate.

 

Bryant then went deep for the third consecutive game for the first time in his career.

 

Miami wasted a terrific start by Caleb Smith, who struck out a career-high 11 in 6 2/3 innings. The left-hander allowed two runs and five hits.

 

Lester yielded two unearned runs and eight hits in six innings. He worked out of jams in the fifth and sixth to keep the score tied.

 

Chicago jumped in front in the first on a chilly night at Wrigley Field. Bryant reached on a wind-aided triple and scored on a sacrifice fly by Javier Baez.

 

Miami righty Jose Urena (1-5, 5.45 ERA) faces righty Kyle Hendricks (2-4, 3.93 ERA) in the third game of the four-game series Wednesday night. Urena has struggled this season and allowed five runs in six innings against Atlanta in his last outing. Hendricks is coming off an 81-pitch shutout against St. Louis on Friday.

 

>>Phillies Crush Cardinals

 

Bryce Harper, hit a grand slam, his first with the Phillies, and Rhys Hoskins added four hits, including a homer, to spark Philadelphia to an 11-1 rout of the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night.

Harper's homer capped a six-run second inning. Philadelphia took advantage of two errors and two walks as all six runs were unearned.

 

Aaron Nola (3-0) allowed three hits in six innings, giving up one run. He struck out seven.

 

Dakota Hudson (2-3) gave up eight runs in five innings.

 

Harper, who finished 2-for-3 with a walk before being lifted in the eighth, has hit well at Busch Stadium. In 21 career games, he is hitting .315 with six homers and 17 RBI.

 

Jerad Eickhoff (1-1, 2.05) did not figure in the decision in his last start against Washington. He struck out seven to give him 27 in 22 innings through four appearances (including three starts) this season.

 

Jack Flaherty (3-2, 4.17) lost in his last start at Wrigley Field against the Chicago Cubs. He earned his first major league win with a 13-strikeout masterpiece in a 5-1 win over Philadelphia last May 20.

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