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White Sox Get By Brewers

Jose Abreu hit a tiebreaking two-out single in the seventh inning, helping Lucas Giolito and the White Sox edge the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 on Tuesday. The White Sox have won six straight games for the first time since April 2017.

 

White Sox rookie second baseman Nick Madrigal left the game in the third inning after he was thrown out trying to get from first to third on a single up the middle. Designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion departed in the sixth.

 

Renteria said both had soreness in their left shoulders and will be re-evaluated Wednesday.

The White Sox overcame the losses of both players to rally in the late innings, thanks once again to Abreu.

 

After Milwaukee's Ben Gamel and Chicago's Eloy Jimenez hit two-run homers, the White Sox broke the tie in the seventh by capitalizing on the Brewers' mistakes.

 

A throwing error by shortstop Eric Sogard allowed leadoff batter Danny Mendick to reach second. Brewers reliever Devin Williams (0-1) responded by striking out Luis Robert and Yoan Moncada, but Mendick advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored the go-ahead run on Abreu's hit.

 

The Brewers threatened in the eighth and ninth but couldn't tie the game.

 

Alex Colome earned his third save when Gamel grounded out with runners on third and second after consecutive two-out hits by Ryon Healy and Omar Narvaez.

 

Brock Holt walked and Sogard singled to start the eighth, but Jimmy Cordero got of the jam as Keston Hiura grounded into a double play and Christian Yelich struck out looking.

 

Giolito (1-1) struck out nine and allowed two runs, three walks and four hits in six innings. He spent much of the night dueling with Woodruff, who also allowed two runs over six innings. Woodruff scattered eight hits while striking out six and walking one.

 

The pandemic is preventing the between-inning sausage races from taking place at Miller Park this year, but the tradition hasn't been scrapped entirely. It's just moving out of the ballpark.

 

The sausage races instead are taking place at various Milwaukee-area locations and being shown on the Miller Park scoreboard and on social media at select home games. For Monday's home opener, the Polish sausage won a race that took place at the Sheboygan Falls headquarters of Johnsonville, the event's sponsor. The chorizo won Tuesday's race, with the Milwaukee Art Museum serving as the backdrop.

 

The Brewers and White Sox continue this four-game series but move it to Chicago for matchups Wednesday and Thursday.

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