As heard on WHOW, First baseman Yu Chang hit Yasmani Grandal with a throw while trying to force him at second base in the ninth inning, allowing Nick Madrigal to score the winning run as Chicago beat the Cleveland Indians 4-3 on Monday night.
Adam Eaton homered in his second straight game and rookie Yermin Mercedes got the winning rally started with one out in the ninth when he singled to shortstop against Emmanuel Clase (1-1).
Grandal walked to put runners on first and second before Nick Williams sent a slow grounder toward Chang, who chose to try to get Grandal at second rather than step on the bag for the second out. The throw hit Grandal in the helmet and the ball ricocheted toward the left side of the infield as Madrigal - running for Mercedes - raced home.
Eaton hit a three-run homer in the third against Triston McKenzie. Dallas Keuchel pitched into the sixth for the White Sox after Carlos Rodon was scratched because of an upset stomach. Codi Heuer (1-0) struck out a career-high four over 2 1/3 innings, and Chicago stopped Cleveland's four-game win streak.
Keuchel found out he was starting about two hours before the first pitch, then gave up three runs and three hits. The two-time All-Star, working on four days' rest, retired 12 in a row following Eddie Rosario's two-run homer in the second before exiting with the bases loaded and none out in the sixth.
Keuchel walked Chang leading off and gave up a single to Jordan Luplow before walking Cesar Hernandez.
Evan Marshall came in and struck out Jose Ramirez. Franmil Reyes tied it at 3 with a sacrifice fly before Rosario struck out.
The White Sox loaded the bases in the bottom half, only to come away empty-handed when Cal Quantrill struck out Mercedes and got Grandal to ground into a double play.
AL Cy Young Award winner Shane Bieber (0-1, 3.65 ERA) and Chicago RHP Lucas Giolito (1-0, 4.22) meet in a matchup of aces as the AL Central rivals continue their four-game series. Bieber is 2-2 with a 2.94 ERA in eight starts against the White Sox, while Giolito is 2-2 with a 2.62 ERA in seven outings versus Cleveland. Hear tonight's action on WHOW with the pregame show at 6:30 pm and first pitch at 7:10 pm.