The Cleveland Guardians fell at home the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday afternoon by a final score of 6-0, marking the third consecutive series loss and the seventh loss in the last nine games.
For Cleveland (21-28), the Guardians as a team accumulated four hits with 12 strikeouts and left three runners on-base. Starting pitcher Cal Quantrill suffered his third loss of the year for going 4.0 innings, striking out two batters, and allowing four hits and three walks for six earned runs.
For Chicago (21-30), shortstop Tim Anderson got the White Sox on the board in the 3rd inning with an RBI single to lead 1-0. A big 4th inning for Chicago began with designated hitter Jake Burger hitting a sacrifice fly to score a run, followed by second baseman Romy Gonzalez hitting a two-run double to extend the lead to 4-0. That same inning, outfielder Clint Frazier scored off a wild pitch by Quantrill and catcher Seby Zavala hit a sacrifice fly to score a run to give Chicago a 6-0 lead and eventual win. Starting pitcher Michael Kopech got his third win of the season for going 7.0 innings, striking out nine batters, and allowing two hits and a walk with no runs.
The Guardians will next be at home to begin a three-game series with the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday, May 26th, with first pitch set for 7:10 p.m.