The Cleveland Guardians split a day-night double header against the Chicago White Sox at home on Tuesday, winning the first game by a final score of 4-1 and losing the second by a final of 7-0.
The Guardians were able to win the first game thanks in large part to a complete game by ace pitcher Shane Bieber, who struck out seven batters and allowed only three hits and one earned run to earn his fourth win of the season. The complete game was the fourth in Bieber’s career and only the 17th complete game this year in Major League Baseball. In the 3rd inning, shortstop Amed Rosario hit an RBI double while All-Star third baseman Jose Ramirez hit a two-run double.
The White Sox pitching struck back in the second game behind starting pitcher Dylan Cease who went 5.2 innings, striking out nine batters and allowing five hits for his eighth win of the season. First baseman Jose Abreu hit a two-run homerun in the first inning, while third baseman Josh Harrison hit a solo homerun in the 2nd inning. Outfielder Andrew Vaughn scored on an error by Cleveland in the 3rd inning, while outfielder Luis Robert put the game out of reach in the 9th inning with a three-run homerun.
The split double header gives the Guardians a 43-43 record, while Chicago sits at a 42-45 record.
The Guardians will be back at home to finish up this four-game series against the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday, July 13th, with first pitch set for 7:10 p.m.