Kopech, Pollock lead White Sox to shutout win over Dodgers
CHICAGO (AP) — Michael Kopech pitched six innings of one-hit ball, pinch-hitter AJ Pollock delivered a two-run double towards his former crew and the Chicago White Sox beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0 on Tuesday night time.
Pollock’s clutch swing off the bench sparked a four-run sixth that despatched the White Sox to their third consecutive victory.
It was the fourth time this season Kopech labored a minimum of 5 innings and restricted an opponent to one hit. He additionally did it towards the Rays on April 16 and towards the Yankees on May 15 and within the second recreation of a May 22 doubleheader.
The NL West-leading Dodgers dropped their third straight.
Kopech (2-2) struck out eight and walked one, reducing his ERA to 1.94 and incomes his second win in his final three begins. The right-hander retired 11 of his first 12 batters — six on strikeouts — earlier than Will Smith hit a tender single to left-center.
Pollock, traded from the Dodgers to the White Sox on April 1 for nearer Craig Kimbrel, was summoned to bat for Gavin Sheets after the Dodgers lifted reliever Phil Bickford (0-1) in favor of left-hander David Price with two outs within the sixth. Pollock was 4 for 31 (.129) in his final 9 video games earlier than snapping the scoreless tie.
Jake Burger adopted with an RBI double. After the Dodgers elected to stroll switch-hitter Yoan Moncada, who had six hits in his final 55 at-bats (.109), Reese McGuire foiled the technique by hitting an RBI single to cap the rally.
Dodgers starter Mitch White, making his eighth career begin and thirty second main league look, retired his first 12 batters. He loaded the bases within the fifth earlier than hanging out McGuire and Josh Harrison.
Reynaldo Lopez, Aaron Bummer, Kendall Graveman and Liam Hendricks mixed to pitch the ultimate three innings to safe Chicago’s fifth shutout of the season.
Justin Turner singled within the seventh for his 1,000th hit with the Dodgers.
SPREADING THE BLAME
White Sox normal supervisor Rick Hahn declined to put the crew’s disappointing begin completely on supervisor Tony La Russa. “We are in this as an organization, and none of us as an organization are satisfied with where we are at right now,” Hahn mentioned. “To a man and to a woman, we feel good about what the next several months hold for us potentially.”
Kimbrel was positioned on paternity depart and the Dodgers recalled Bickford from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Dodgers: LHP Clayton Kershaw (decrease again irritation) anticipates he’ll return Sunday at San Francisco. “Unless something changes, I’ll be ready to go,” mentioned Kershaw, who hasn’t pitched in a significant league recreation since May 7. Manager Dave Roberts mentioned Kershaw is projected to pitch 5 innings.
White Sox: RHP Lance Lynn will make his third rehab begin Wednesday for Triple-A Charlotte, and his standing will likely be reassessed with the prospect he could possibly be activated quickly, Hahn mentioned. … SS Tim Anderson (proper groin pressure) and RHPs Vince Velasquez (left groin pressure) and Joe Kelly (left hamstring pressure) may begin rehab assignments subsequent week.
Dodgers: RHP Tony Gonsolin (6-0, 1.59 ERA) will face the White Sox on Wednesday. Gonsolin threw six innings of two-hit ball Thursday in a 2-0 win over the Mets.
White Sox: RHP Johnny Cueto (0-2, 2.92) allowed 4 runs over six innings Thursday in an 8-3 loss to the Blue Jays.