CHICAGO (AP) – Gavin Sheats won his second game in a row, Tim Anderson had three strikes and 2 WRCs, and the Chicago White Sox got rid of the big collapse the night before, defeating the Cleveland Guardians 4-1 on Tuesday night.
Starter Lucas Jalita (2-1) went through seven innings and gave up just one series that took place on Josh Naylor Homer to win his second start in a row. He allowed six strokes, struck out five and passed one.
The White Sox won the seventh of eight games, with the only flaw worsening the lead in six series in the ninth on Monday night and losing in 11 innings.
Anderson put the White Sox ahead 1-0 with a single strike in the fifth, Sheats punched two assists in the sixth, and then Anderson chased Cleveland’s Cal Cointril (1-2) with a double RBI in the seventh for the final count.
Quantrill made 6 1/3 innings, allowing four runs and 10 strokes.
Jose Ruiz got two exits in the eighth before Bennet Souza sent Jose Ramirez to the primer with a runner in second place. Kendall Graveman worked ninth, making a second save in three chances.
Graveman bypassed Franmil Reyes with two and abandoned single Amedo Rosario before moving away from Andres Jimenez in a slow motion to first baseman Jose Abreu. Initially, diving Jimenez was found safe, but after lengthy consideration the challenge was canceled.
Naylor, who reached the final Grand Slam tournament on Monday the ninth against the closer Liam Hendrix and held on to 11th, won the solo drive in the sixth. He had two strokes.
The White Sox have beaten the Guardians for the first time in five games this season.
SUSPENSION IS SOLD
The Major League Baseball refused to disqualify Anderson for one game for giving fans a middle finger during the April 20 game. It was part of an agreement with the Players Association in which Anderson agreed to a fine to avoid appeal to special MLB adviser John McHale Jr.
Guards: RHP James Karinchak (right back) could throw some strikers during the Guardians match next week, possibly on May 20, manager Terry Francona said. Karinchak trained at the team base in Goodyear, Arizona. … Francona expects 1B Yu Chang (recovering from COVID-19) to rejoin the team this week after he completes a task to rehabilitate the lower league.
White Sox: Eloy Jimenez said she is making rapid progress in recovery after a hamstring rupture. On Tuesday, Jimenez said he was in no pain, running and swinging. “We’ll be back sooner rather than later,” he said. On April 23, he was injured while trying to defeat a player in Minnesota, and a few days later underwent surgery. The White Sox said he would be out for six to eight weeks. … Manager Tony La Rousseau said Andrew Vaughn (bruised right arm) is likely to play in several rehab games for Triple-A Charlotte starting Wednesday.
The teams complete a series of three games: RHP Vince Velázquez (2-2, 3.97 ERA) starts for Chicago, and RHP Aaron Sivale (1-2, 9.45 ERA) plays for Cleveland. Sivale allowed the 24 worst flights of the American League in games on Tuesday.