Chicago at San Francisco

Scoreboard
Chicago (57-63) «2000000001350
San Francisco (62-57)0000000020290

White Sox edge Giants in 10

By MICHAEL WAGAMAN
Associated Press
  •  

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Chris Sale wasn't too upset that the White Sox blew a two-run lead in the ninth inning, costing the All-Star left-hander a sure win. He's kind of getting used to it.

If anything, he seemed a bit giddy after Gordon Beckham's game-winning hit in the 10th inning.

Beckham's two-out RBI single helped lift Chicago to a 3-2 win over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night.

Sale struck out 12 in eight solid innings but left with his seventh no-decision of the season.

''Anytime you leave a game like that you want to win but we ended up winning,'' said Sale, who allowed four hits over eight scoreless innings. ''It's not who gets it, it's how we get it.''

One batter after Jordan Danks was thrown out trying to score from third on a fielder's choice, Beckham hit an 0-1 pitch from San Francisco reliever Santiago Casilla (1-2) past shortstop Brandon Crawford into left field. Sierra, who entered the game as a late defensive replacement, scored easily.

Beckham had made two stellar defensive plays including one in the ninth before he bailed out the White Sox bullpen with his only hit in five at-bats.

''I guess I didn't give in and was able to eke out that last hit,'' said Beckham, who was hitting just .136 over his previous 30 games. ''I'll get satisfaction out of anything positive after my last couple months.''

Zach Putnam (4-2) pitched 1 1-3 innings for the win while Adam Dunn hit a two-run home run in the first for Chicago, which wasted another strong start by Sale when reliever Jake Petricka gave up four hits in the ninth.

Pablo Sandoval, Mike Morse and pinch-hitter Travis Ishikawa singled to load the base with no outs in the ninth. Joe Panik grounded into a 4-6-3 double play to score Sandoval before Crawford's two-out single tied it.

It wasn't enough to keep San Francisco from falling a season-high six games behind the Dodgers in the AL West. The Giants led the division by 9 1/2 games on June 8 but have gone just 20-36 since.

Before their rally in the ninth, the Giants hadn't done much at all.

Hunter Pence tripled with one out in the first but was thrown out by White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez while trying to score on Buster Posey's fielder's choice. Ramirez's throw home was wide but Pence had to leap over Posey's bat which was lying across the base path. That gave catcher Tyler Flowers just enough time to make the tag.

''I had to dodge the bat and couldn't slide right in, but it didn't affect the outcome of the play,'' Pence said. ''I was going to that side to avoid the tag anyway.''

HOME SWEET HOME?

San Francisco has sold out 306 consecutive games at AT&T Park, the longest such streak in the majors. But the Giants are just 7-22 in their past 29 games at the waterfront ballpark, a major reason they've fallen out of contention.

BULLPEN BLUES

The White Sox won despite the bullpen blowing a save for the 18th time this season, tied with the Pirates for third most in the majors.

TRAINER'S ROOM

White Sox: RHP Matt Lindstrom was reinstated from the disabled list for the first time since undergoing surgery on May 23 to repair a torn sheath in his left foot. Lindstrom (2-1, six saves) pitched in five games on his rehab assignment. He takes the roster spot of LHP Eric Surkamp, who was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte on Sunday.

Giants: RHP Matt Cain underwent season-ending surgery to remove bone chips in his pitching elbow. Recovery is expected to take three months of rehabilitation. ... C Hector Sanchez (concussion) has resumed his rehab with Triple-A Fresno.

NEXT UP

White Sox: LHP Jose Quintana (6-8), who has one loss over his previous 10 starts, makes his first career appearance against San Francisco in the final half of this brief two-game series.

Giants: RHP Jake Peavey, winless in three starts with the Giants, allowed one run over six innings against Chicago on April 15 when he was still with Boston.

 
Copyright 2014 by STATS LLC. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC is strictly prohibited.
 
CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre
Players of the Game
Chicago

A. Dunn
AB 3
R 1
H 1
HR 1
RBI 2
San Francisco

R. Vogelsong
IP 7.0
H 3
ER 2
BB 2
K 5
 

Related Video

December 22, 2014
Cardinals at 49ers Preview (2:53)
December 9, 2014
Fantasy Update: Vernon Davis
(0:40)
December 1, 2014
NFL Monday QB: Kaepernick struggling
(3:09)
November 30, 2014
TOPS: NFL news with Jason La Canfora
(2:33)

CBSSports.com Shop

Mens Chicago Cubs Nike Royal Blue Classic Pullover Hoodie

MLB Cold Weather Gear
Get your favorite team
Shop Now

Chicago (A.L.) White Sox
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLG
Alejandro De Aza, LF4010120.244.312.355
Gordon Beckham, 2B5011002.220.264.342
Jose Abreu, 1B5100023.300.358.602
Adam Dunn, RF3112010.221.346.433
   a-Paul Konerko, PH1000010.235.276.370
   Jake Petricka, P0000000.000.000.000
   Zach Putnam, P0000000.000.000.000
Alexei Ramirez, SS3000100.289.323.420
Conor Gillaspie, 3B4010001.312.361.451
Tyler Flowers, C3000012.248.307.376
Jordan Danks, CF3000111.122.246.204
Chris Sale, P3000022.000.000.000
   Moises Sierra, RF1110000.238.266.347
Totals35353310    
a-struck out for Dunn in the 9th
Batting
3B - Conor Gillaspie (4, Vogelsong)
HR - Adam Dunn (18, Vogelsong)
RBI - Gordon Beckham (36), Adam Dunn 2 (46)
2-OUT RBI - Gordon Beckham (14), Adam Dunn 2 (14)
SB - Moises Sierra (2, 2nd base off Casilla/Posey)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
DP - Beckham-A. Ramirez-Abreu
Chicago (A.L.) White Sox
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Chris Sale 84002120 2.01
Jake Petricka (BS,3) 0.2422000 2.30
Zach Putnam (W,4-2) 1.1100010 2.21
Pitches-Strikes - Chris Sale 117-81, Jake Petricka 21-13, Zach Putnam 15-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Chris Sale 4-8, Jake Petricka 1-0, Zach Putnam 1-2
Batters Faced - Chris Sale 30, Jake Petricka 5, Zach Putnam 5
San Francisco Giants
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLG
Angel Pagan, CF5010010.307.354.402
Hunter Pence, RF5010031.286.340.466
Buster Posey, C5010001.280.343.427
Pablo Sandoval, 3B5110013.282.329.435
Michael Morse, LF3010110.274.328.463
   Matt Duffy, PR-2B0100000.200.273.200
Adam Duvall, 1B3010021.200.234.356
   a-Travis Ishikawa, PH-1B1010000.205.250.341
Joe Panik, 2B4010012.255.313.294
   Santiago Casilla, P0000000.000.000.000
Brandon Crawford, SS3011112.230.319.384
Ryan Vogelsong, P2000021.119.178.167
   b-Joaquin Arias, PH1000002.196.222.225
   Jean Machi, P0000000.000.000.000
   Javier Lopez, P0000000.000.000.000
   c-Gregor Blanco, PH-LF1000011.238.314.301
Totals38291213    
a-singled for Duvall in the 9th
b-popped out for Vogelsong in the 7th
c-struck out for Lopez in the 9th
Batting
3B - Hunter Pence (9, Sale)
RBI - Brandon Crawford (47)
2-OUT RBI - Brandon Crawford (17)
Team LOB - 8
San Francisco Giants
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Ryan Vogelsong 7322251 3.71
Jean Machi 1000020 1.60
Javier Lopez 1000010 1.95
Santiago Casilla (L,1-2) 1211120 1.48
HBP - Flowers (by Ryan Vogelsong)
Pitches-Strikes - Ryan Vogelsong 105-67, Jean Machi 13-9, Javier Lopez 7-7, Santiago Casilla 26-15
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Ryan Vogelsong 8-8, Jean Machi 1-0, Javier Lopez 1-1, Santiago Casilla 1-0
Batters Faced - Ryan Vogelsong 27, Jean Machi 3, Javier Lopez 3, Santiago Casilla 6
Game Information
Attendance - 42317
Game Time - 3:12
Temperature - 63
Umpires - Home - Field Culbreth, First Base - Chris Segal, Second Base - David Rackley, Third Base - Jim Reynolds