Chicago – Yasmani Grandal returned home twice when he came back from the injured list and racked up eight runs, with the Chicago White Sox beating the sloppy Chicago Cubs 17-13 on Friday night.
Grandal’s eight RBI’s matched the franchise record and best career for a switch hitter catcher. He has also doubled and doubled.
José Abreu added 3 RBI’s and 2 RBI’s while the White Sox improved to AL Best 43-23 in this year’s house. Luis Robert also scored three hits and three goals, and Yoan Moncada extended his consecutive hits to 13 games.
The White Sox, the leader in the American League Central, improved 4-0 against the Crosstown Cubs to win the season series for the first time since 2014.
The Cubs in 4th place scored six times against first Dara Skykel, but couldn’t stand the strong White Sox lineup. Patrick Wisdom returned home twice for North Cider’s on his 30th birthday, driving four runs and Michael Hermosillo hit a solo shot to go with two impressive catches in centerfield. I did.
Wisdom and Ian Happ faced Craig Kimbrel, who is closer to the former Cubs, for the ninth time before pushing Austin Romine to the last out.
Grandal, 32, quickly made an impact on his first game against the White Sox after tore his left knee tendon on July 5 in Minnesota.
He led to his 15th home run for the third time and tied 6 with Keegan Thompson on a towering 3-run drive to the right on the rookie’s righthanded third big league start.
With two outs, first and second runner, Robert popped up against Adrian Sampson (0-1) and shortstop Andrew Romine retired due to an error in the second inning. Andrew Vaughn scored to give the White Sox a 7-6 lead, and Eloy Jimenez rallied for eight runs with a two-run single.
Grandal added a 2-run double on the 5th, a single on the 7th, and a 3-run shot on the 8th. He also abandoned Frank Schwindel in an attempt to steal the second and second.
The success of Grandal’s return clouded Keuchel’s other rough forays. De Keuchel was tagged with 6 runs, 5 wins, and 7 hits. Left-handed Tony La Russa was pulled by manager Tony La Russa after he first threw a runner on Wisdom on one pitch and failed to appear second.
Reynaldo Lopez (3-1) came in and threw 5 innings and batted 7 innings.
Since winning consecutive wins against Toronto and Tampa Bay in June, de Keuchel has scored 2.67 ERA in 12 games, 2-6.
It’s happened before
The Cubs jumped to a 7-0 lead in their first inning on June 30 in Milwaukee and lost 15-7. This is part of a slide in 11 games, freeing the team from the fight.
Cubs: INF David Bote was scratched stepping on baseball, hidden in white lettering in the foul area of the Guaranteed Rate Field, after spraining his right ankle during batting practice. … Manager David Ross said C Wilson Contreras (a sprain to his right knee) will likely be on a rehab mission soon. “He wants two at-bats,” Ross said. … RHP Advertisement Alzorei (left hamstring injury) was feeling fine after pitching two innings on a rehab start at Triple-A Iowa on Wednesday. “We’ll get him back soon,” Ross said.
On Saturday, right-hander Alec Mills (5-6, 4.65 ERA) and Lance Lynn (10-3, 2.20 ERA) will throw. Mills dropped the Cubs’ last two starts, giving up 9 runs and 19 hits in 92/3 innings. Lynn is looking for his first win since July 25, posting a 3.33 ERA during the White Sox’s five consecutive unspecified plays.