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Ivan Nova pitched shutout ball into the sixth inning for his first win in eight tries at Guaranteed Rate Field, Eloy Jimenez and Jose Abreu homered, and the Chicago White Sox beat the crosstown Cubs 3-1 to salvage a two-game split Sunday.

 

The right-hander delivered in a big way after going 0-4 with an 8.31 ERA in his first seven starts there. Nova (4-7) allowed five hits over 5 2/3 innings, struck out four and walked one.

 

Jimenez hit a long, two-run homer to center against Kyle Hendricks in the fourth.

 

Abreu had three hits, including a solo shot to the right-field bullpen against Brad Brach in the fifth that made it 3-0.

 

Yoan Moncada extended his career-high hitting streak to 13 games with a single. Alex Colome worked the ninth for his 20th save in 21 chances, getting Victor Caratini to ground into a game-ending double play after Jason Heyward singled, and the White Sox won for the sixth time in nine games.

 

After winning two in a row, the Cubs lost for the 16th time in 26 games. They went 0 for 8 with men in scoring position and fell to 0-10 when scoring one run or less. Even so, they maintained a half-game lead in the NL Central.

 

Hendricks (7-7) lost his third straight start after going 6-0 in his previous eight to match the longest winning streak of his career. The right-hander gave up two runs and four hits in four innings and threw 86 pitches in his second outing after missing about two weeks because of inflammation in his right shoulder.

 

Robel Garcia homered for the second time in four games since the Cubs called him up from Triple-A Iowa. 

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