CINCINNATI (AP) — Jesse Winker hit a winning single in the 10th inning after Chicago’s Leury García was caught stealing in the top half, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the White Sox 1-0 Wednesday for a two-game split.
Cincinnati’s Sonny Gray and Chicago’s Dallas Keuchel both pitched shutout ball, allowing two hits each in seven innings.READ MORE: IDES Kept Offices Closed While Many Struggled To Get Their Unemployment Benefits: What Really Happened Inside And Outside Those Walls
Cincinnati stopped its 18-inning scoreless streak as Liam Hendriks (1-1) lost for the first time since signing a $54 million, four-year contract with the White Sox as a free agent.
With automatic runner Tucker Barnhart on second, Nick Senzel singled against Hendriks leading off the 10th as Barnhart took third. Jesse Winker fouled off three pitches before lining the eighth offering from Hendricks into center field. Barnhart scored without a throw.
Hendriks got Barnhart to ground into a bases-loaded groundout that ended the ninth, then started the 10th as the automatic runner on second.
Lucas Sims (1-1) walked Yasmani Grandal leading off. García grounded into a forceout that left runners at the corners and, with Billy Hamilton at the plate, Barnhart threw out García trying to steal second. Hamilton then struck out.
Chicago, trying to contend despite losing outfielders Eloy Jiménez and Luis Robert to injuries this season, lost for the fourth time in their last 12 games.
Gray, making his fourth start after starting the season on the injured list with a muscle strain in his back, struck out eight. He has 19 strikeouts over his last 12 2/3 innings.
Gray extended his major league record of allowing six or fewer hits to 48 consecutive starts.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Lakeshore Flood Threat Continues
Senzel was thrown out at the plate in the first trying to score from third on Joey Votto’s grounder to José Abreu.
Both teams were a combined 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position through eight innings, stranding 11 runners. There were 29 runners left on base in all, 15 by the Reds.
White Sox: OF Adam Eaton was given a day off due to a bruised knee and hamstring tightness. Eaton injured his knee running into the wall during Thursday’s win over the Tigers.
Reds: OF Nick Castellanos was scratched due to back tightness and replaced in right by Tyler Naquin. … Votto left in the sixth, two innings after being hit on the left thumb by a pitch.
White Sox: LHP Carlos Rodón (4-0, 0.72) starts Friday at Kansas City, the first White Sox pitcher to win his first four starts opening a season since Chris Sale won nine to begin 2016.
Reds: LHP Wade Miley (3-2, 2.67) has allowed eight earned runs in his last 16 innings.MORE NEWS: Climate Change And Chicago's Lake Michigan Shoreline: What The Future May Hold And The Action Being Taken
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