Giolito, White Sox post 2nd win of day, beat Royals 4-3

CHICAGO (AP) Lucas Giolito was behind schedule, out of sync and in a hole. Rather than unravel, he regrouped in a big way.

Giolito struck out 10 while winning his fifth straight start and the Chicago White Sox posted their second victory of the day, beating the Kansas City Royals 4-3 on Tuesday night.

Hours after Yolmer Sanchez hit an RBI single in the ninth inning to give Chicago a 2-1 win in the resumption of a suspended game, Giolito (7-1) put on quite a performance.

The right-hander gave up a three-run homer to Alex Gordon in the first, then retired 22 of his final 24 batters. Giolito allowed three hits over eight innings, matched a career high for strikeouts and improved to 6-0 in his past eight starts. In his previous outing, he threw his first career shutout, a four-hitter against Houston.

''I didn't warm up to my normal schedule,'' Giolito said. ''I wasn't paying attention to the start time of the second game and so I was a little late. That first inning was like a continuation of my warmup, I guess you could say. Not fully locked in from the get-go.''

Giolito was inadvertently preparing for the usual 7:10 p.m. start, rather than a 6:40 first pitch. That threw him off early on, but he made quite a recovery.

Alex Colome worked the ninth for his 10th save in 10 chances after getting the win earlier in the day. And the White Sox made it back-to-back victories after losing six of eight.

Brad Keller (3-6) gave up four runs and 10 hits in six innings for Kansas City. The Royals have lost nine of 12.

The White Sox tied it in the third on an RBI single by Leury Garcia and back-to-back sacrifice flies by Jose Abreu and Yonder Alonso. Charlie Tilson made it 4-3 with an RBI single in the fourth.

''Credit to (Giolito),'' Whit Merrifield said. ''He buckled down, made a lot of good pitches, didn't miss a lot and kept us off balance.''

SANCHEZ'S SHOW

Getting the field into shape was quite a chore after play was stopped Monday in the bottom of the fifth with a runner on second and two outs following two long rain delays totaling about four hours.

With a handful of fans in the stands, Sanchez came through again in the ninth against Kevin McCarthy with the bases loaded.

On Monday, Sanchez hit a tying single in the fifth inning between the breaks.

Sanchez kept the crowd and his teammates entertained during the delays on Monday, doing jumping jacks on the bench. The 26-year-old second baseman also poured a beverage bucket over his head as he stood in the rain, then flapped his arms at third base to make mud angels.

Jake Diekman (0-2) hit Yonder Alonso leading off the ninth. McCarthy relieved and James McCann hit a double over Merrifield's head in right field before Tilson was intentionally walked to load the bases.

After a forceout at the plate, Sanchez lined a single to center on a 1-0 pitch for his fifth career game-ending hit. He got mobbed by teammates as he sprinted off the field.

Ivan Nova gave up a run and six hits in five innings. Aaron Bummer worked two scoreless innings. Evan Marshall retired all three batters in the eighth.

Colome (2-0) worked a perfect ninth.

Homer Bailey went 4 1/3 innings, allowing three hits and one run.

GROUND CONTROL

Longtime groundskeeper Roger Bossard and his 24-person crew stayed at the ballpark until about 10:15 p.m. on Monday after 1 3/4'' of rain equaling about 112,000 gallons drenched the field. They used 121 bags of quick dry - about three tons' worth. And Bossard was back at the ballpark at 7:05 a.m.

''I got to tell you, this is my 53rd year here,'' Bossard said. ''And you know what? I've seen a lot of bad weather. Nothing like this year. It's really been amazing.''

He also said crew chief Bill Miller made the correct decision to try to continue the game Monday based on the information available.

YIKES!

A White Sox employee of the month got to throw out a first pitch . And, to put it mildly, she was just a little bit off target. The right-hander uncorked one of the most wayward first pitches ever when she plunked a team photographer standing close by, between the mound and first base line. The ball went right off Darren Georgia's lens, nowhere near the plate. Georgia told NBC Sports Chicago he and the camera were fine. The White Sox didn't identify the woman pitcher.

TRANSACTION

The White Sox returned RHP Carson Fulmer to Triple-A Charlotte. He served as the 26th man for the scheduled game, but did not pitch.

TRAINER'S ROOM

White Sox: SS Tim Anderson (sore right wrist) was out of the lineup for the fourth straight game on Tuesday night. He did enter the suspended game to run after Alonso was hit by a pitch. ... Garcia (sore right shoulder) came in to run in the eighth inning of the suspended game and remained in center field. He then started the scheduled game after being held out of the lineup the previous two. ... The White Sox placed RHP Ryan Burr (strained right elbow capsule) on the 10-day injured list and recalled RHP Jose Ruiz from Triple-A Charlotte. The team said Burr will be reevaluated in two weeks.

UP NEXT

Royals: RHP Glenn Sparkman (1-1, 2.92) makes his second start of the season for Kansas City.

White Sox: RHP Reynaldo Lopez (3-5, 6.03 ERA) tries to bounce back after getting tagged for eight runs in 3 2/3 innings in a loss at Minnesota on Friday.

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  • HR: KC - A. Gordon (10)
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      BATTING
      • HR - A. Gordon (9)
      • RBI - A. Gordon 3 (37)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Gordon
      BATTING
      • SF - J. Abreu (2), Y. Alonso
      • RBI - L. Garcia (16), J. Abreu (43), Y. Alonso (23), C. Tilson (8)
      • 2-Out RBI - C. Tilson (5)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Garcia 2 (2), Y. Moncada 2 (2), Y. Alonso, E. Jimenez, C. Tilson 2 (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - T. Gore (5)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Lopez-Mondesi-O'Hearn)
      • E - W. Merrifield (4)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      B. Keller6.010441304.561.464.5
      B. Boxberger1.00000105.851.653.5
      W. Peralta1.02000005.041.641.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      L. Giolito8.033311012.850.9825.0
      A. Colome (W, 2-0)1.00000201.740.5811.0
      PITCHERSIP
      L. Giolito8.0
      A. Colome (W, 2-0)1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - B. Keller 110-73, B. Boxberger 7-6, W. Peralta 13-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Keller 8-6, B. Boxberger 1-1
      • Batters Faced - B. Keller 28, B. Boxberger 3, W. Peralta 5
      PITCHING
      • HBP - L. Giolito (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - L. Giolito 107-73, A. Colome 15-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Giolito 5-8, A. Colome 1-0
      • Batters Faced - L. Giolito 28, A. Colome 3
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      A. Mondesi SS31000100.286.320.484.8042.0
      A. Gordon LF41131021.280.373.500.8737.0
      H. Dozier 3B30000020.316.401.5991.000-1.0
      J. Soler DH30000012.243.295.485.781-0.5
      R. O'Hearn 1B30000020.182.291.338.629-1.0
      C. Gallagher C30100010.148.190.148.3380.5
      T. Gore PR00000000.333.355.433.788-1.0
      M. Maldonado C00000001.209.306.287.5930.0
      B. Hamilton CF30000001.226.305.285.5900.0
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        Y. Sanchez 2B40100011.230.314.296.6100.5
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          BATTING
          • HR - A. Gordon (9)
          • RBI - A. Gordon 3 (37)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Gordon
          BATTING
          • SF - J. Abreu (2), Y. Alonso
          • RBI - L. Garcia (16), J. Abreu (43), Y. Alonso (23), C. Tilson (8)
          • 2-Out RBI - C. Tilson (5)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Garcia 2 (2), Y. Moncada 2 (2), Y. Alonso, E. Jimenez, C. Tilson 2 (2)
          BASERUNNING
          • CS - T. Gore (5)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Lopez-Mondesi-O'Hearn)
          • E - W. Merrifield (4)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          B. Keller6.010441304.561.464.5
          B. Boxberger1.00000105.851.653.5
          W. Peralta1.02000005.041.641.0
          Total16.119666120---
          PITCHERSIP
          B. Keller6.0
          B. Boxberger1.0
          W. Peralta1.0
          Total16.1
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          L. Giolito8.033311012.850.9825.0
          A. Colome (W, 2-0)1.00000201.740.5811.0
          Total17.010441161---
          PITCHERSIP
          L. Giolito8.0
          A. Colome (W, 2-0)1.0
          Total17.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - B. Keller 110-73, B. Boxberger 7-6, W. Peralta 13-7
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Keller 8-6, B. Boxberger 1-1
          • Batters Faced - B. Keller 28, B. Boxberger 3, W. Peralta 5
          PITCHING
          • HBP - L. Giolito (3)
          • Pitches-Strikes - L. Giolito 107-73, A. Colome 15-8
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Giolito 5-8, A. Colome 1-0
          • Batters Faced - L. Giolito 28, A. Colome 3
          • 9TH INNING
            Sanchez singled to center, McCann scored, Tilson to third, Rondon to second12
          • 5TH INNING
            Sanchez singled to right center, McCann scored, Rondon out at second11
          • 4TH INNING
            Dozier singled to left, Mondesi scored10
          • 9TH INNING
            • Alex Colome relieved Evan Marshall
            • A. Mondesi: Ball, Mondesi flied out to deep center
            • A. Gordon: Gordon grounded out to second
            • H. Dozier: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Dozier flied out to deep left
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Diekman Pitching:
            • Y. Alonso: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Alonso hit by pitch
            • Tim Anderson ran for Yonder Alonso
            • Kevin McCarthy relieved Jake Diekman
            • J. McCann: Pickoff attempt, Ball, McCann doubled to deep right, Anderson to third
            • C. Tilson: Tilson intentionally walked
            • Jo. Rondon: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Rondon reached on fielder's choice to third, Anderson out at home, McCann to third, Tilson to second
            • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Sanchez singled to center, McCann scored, Tilson to third, Rondon to second
            • Tim Anderson at designated hitter
          • 8TH INNING
            • Evan Marshall relieved Aaron Bummer
            • B. Hamilton: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Hamilton lined out to center
            • N. Lopez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Lopez grounded out to shortstop
            • W. Merrifield: Strike looking, Merrifield grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Jake Diekman relieved Scott Barlow
            • R. Cordell: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Cordell doubled to deep left
            • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Moncada struck out swinging
            • E. Jimenez: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Jimenez walked
            • Leury Garcia ran for Eloy Jimenez
            • J. Abreu: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Abreu grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Garcia out at second
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • A. Bummer Pitching:
            • H. Dozier: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Dozier struck out swinging
            • J. Soler: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Soler struck out swinging
            • R. O'Hearn: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, O'Hearn singled to left
            • M. Maldonado: Ball, Strike looking, Maldonado reached on fielder's choice to second, O'Hearn out at second
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • S. Barlow Pitching:
            • J. McCann: Strike looking, Ball, McCann grounded out to third
            • C. Tilson: Strike looking, Foul, Tilson grounded out to second
            • Jo. Rondon: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Rondon walked
            • Y. Sanchez: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Sanchez lined out to center
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • Scott Barlow pitching
            • Aaron Bummer relieved Ivan Nova
            • W. Merrifield: Ball, Foul, Merrifield grounded out to second
            • A. Mondesi: Strike looking, Foul, Mondesi lined out to right
            • A. Gordon: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Gordon grounded out to pitcher
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • S. Barlow Pitching:
            • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Moncada grounded out to third
            • E. Jimenez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Jimenez walked
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
            • Y. Alonso: Foul, Alonso reached on fielder's choice to second, Jimenez out at second
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • I. Nova Pitching:
            • R. O'Hearn: O'Hearn grounded out to second
            • M. Maldonado: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Maldonado lined out to center
            • B. Hamilton: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Hamilton singled to center
            • N. Lopez: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Lopez grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • H. Bailey Pitching:
            • J. McCann: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), McCann singled to right
            • C. Tilson: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Tilson struck out swinging
            • Jo. Rondon: Rondon reached on an infield single to third, McCann to second
            • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking
            • Sanchez singled to right center, McCann scored, Rondon out at second
            • R. Cordell: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Sanchez to second on wild pitch, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Cordell struck out swinging
            • End of the 5th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • I. Nova Pitching:
            • W. Merrifield: Foul, Foul, Merrifield flied out to left
            • A. Mondesi: Ball, Mondesi doubled to shallow left
            • A. Gordon: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Gordon flied out to deep center, Mondesi to third
            • H. Dozier: Dozier singled to left, Mondesi scored
            • J. Soler: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Soler struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • H. Bailey Pitching:
            • E. Jimenez: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Jimenez struck out swinging
            • J. Abreu: Strike swinging, Abreu grounded out to third
            • Y. Alonso: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Alonso flied out to shallow right
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • I. Nova Pitching:
            • R. O'Hearn: Strike looking, O'Hearn singled to left center
            • M. Maldonado: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Maldonado singled to left, O'Hearn to second
            • B. Hamilton: Ball, O'Hearn out at second, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Hamilton reached on fielder's choice to second, Maldonado out at second
            • N. Lopez: Pickoff attempt, Ball (pitchout), Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Lopez grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • H. Bailey Pitching:
            • Jo. Rondon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Rondon grounded out to third
            • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Sanchez grounded out to first
            • R. Cordell: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Cordell walked
            • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Moncada struck out swinging
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • I. Nova Pitching:
            • A. Gordon: Gordon grounded out to first
            • H. Dozier: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Dozier singled to left center
            • J. Soler: Soler grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Dozier out at second
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • H. Bailey Pitching:
            • Y. Alonso: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Alonso struck out looking
            • J. McCann: Ball, McCann singled to shallow right, McCann out at second
            • C. Tilson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Tilson grounded out to second
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • I. Nova Pitching:
            • N. Lopez: Lopez grounded out to shortstop
            • W. Merrifield: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Merrifield grounded out to first
            • A. Mondesi: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Mondesi struck out on foul tip
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • B. Flynn Pitching:
            • Y. Moncada: Moncada fouled out to left
            • E. Jimenez: Ball, Strike looking, Jimenez grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)