Nova throws 4-hitter as White Sox net a win, top Marlins 9-1

CHICAGO (AP) Ivan Nova stumped Miami again and improved to 5-0 against the Marlins.

Nova pitched a four-hitter that led the Chicago White Sox over Miami 9-1 on Monday night.

''I always want to do my best out there,'' Nova said. ''I always work hard. Today it finally came out.''

Jose Abreu hit a two-run homer, Yoan Moncada added a three-run shot, and James McCann and Ryan Goins later connected for back-to-back drives.

''Nothing that he does surprises me,'' Abreu said of Moncada. ''Because I know all the time that he's looking to do more. He had been working hard. He's a great baseball player with a lot of talent and I still think that he can do more.''

Chicago opened a 10-game homestand by winning for the third time in its last 11 tries. The Marlins fell to 0-4 on their six-game road trip.

The White Sox became the first team in the majors to have protective netting in place from foul pole to foul pole, extending the safety measure for their first game at Guaranteed Rate Field since the All-Star break.

The new netting reaches a maximum height of 45 feet and, for ground rules, will be treated like a wall - any ball that bounces or is thrown off the nets will remain in play. The extra netting didn't come into play in its debut.

''I think it's awesome,'' Chicago manager Rick Renteria said. ''I know they've been considering it and talking about it, a lot of people have been talking about it throughout the league, obviously through injuries and things that have occurred. For (the organization) to be on the forefront of it speaks a lot to their desire to want to give both the fans safety and still see the ballgame very clearly.''

Nova (5-9) improved to 5-0 lifetime against the Marlins, striking out five with no walks. This was his ninth career complete game - his previous one was a three-hit shutout against the Marlins for Pittsburgh on April 29, 2017.

''We've had trouble with him, to be quite honest with you,'' Miami manager Don Mattingly said. ''And that's when we had a stack of hitters in here that did not handle him well. We have consistently not been able to do anything with him.''

Jorge Alfaro homered in the second inning for the lone Miami run.

Trevor Richards (3-12) allowed seven runs over five innings in his seventh consecutive loss. He walked one and struck out seven.

Chicago took a 2-0 lead in the first. Jon Jay singled for the first of his two hits, Abreu followed with an RBI double and scored on Moncada's single.

After Jay doubled in the third, Abreu hit his team-high 22nd home run of the season.

Moncada extended Chicago's lead to 7-1 in the fifth with his 18th homer.

McCann and Goins greeted reliever Jose Quijada with home runs.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Marlins: 2B Miguel Rojas (strained right shoulder) is expected to be in the lineup Tuesday. ... 3B-OF Jon Berti (strained left oblique) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A New Orleans on Tuesday. ... LHP Pablo Lopez (strained right shoulder) is scheduled for a bullpen session on Wednesday. ... RHP Drew Steckenrider (strained right flexor) is scheduled for a 20-pitch bullpen session on Tuesday. ... RHP Jose Urena (herniated disc) has begun a long-toss program.

White Sox: SS Tim Anderson (high ankle sprain) ran the bases on Monday and could be ready for a rehab assignment in the next couple of days. ... OF Eloy Jimenez (right ulnar nerve contusion) began throwing, but doesn't have a timetable for his return.

UP NEXT

LHP Caleb Smith (5-4, 3.47 ERA) starts for the Marlins against RHP Dylan Covey (1-5, 5.83). Covey has pitched twice in relief after getting hit hard in his last start by Oakland.

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  • W: I. Nova (5-9)L: T. Richards (3-12)
  • HR: MIA - J. Alfaro (11), CHW - R. Goins (2), J. McCann (12), J. Abreu (22), Y. Moncada (18)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Granderson LF30000011.179.271.350.6210.5
G. Cooper 1B40100012.309.382.502.8850.5
B. Anderson 3B40000012.241.322.420.743-0.5
N. Walker DH40000002.265.340.393.7340.0
S. Castro 2B30000000.246.272.353.6250.0
J. Alfaro C31111000.278.318.445.7636.0
H. Ramirez RF30100000.279.317.391.7081.0
C. Puello CF30000011.260.369.385.753-0.5
Y. Rivera SS30100010.200.286.240.5260.5
T. Richards P0000-000.100.156.100.000-
J. Quijada P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
S. Romo P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    L. Garcia RF41100020.289.325.387.7111.0
    J. Jay LF42200001.324.363.405.7685.0
    J. Abreu 1B33231110.274.311.499.81012.5
    Y. Moncada 3B41241000.304.362.530.89210.0
    A. Reed DH40000021.227.292.364.655-1.0
    J. McCann C41111021.292.346.487.8335.0
    R. Goins SS41211010.462.5331.0001.5337.5
    Y. Sanchez 2B40000011.250.310.335.644-0.5
    A. Engel CF30000020.258.319.394.713-1.0
    I. Nova P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      BATTING
      • HR - J. Alfaro (11)
      • RBI - J. Alfaro (34)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Alfaro (12)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Anderson, C. Puello
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Jay (6), J. Abreu (22), R. Goins
      • HR - J. Abreu (22), Y. Moncada (18), J. McCann (12), R. Goins (2)
      • RBI - J. Abreu 3 (72), Y. Moncada 4 (56), J. McCann (33), R. Goins (3)
      • 2-Out RBI - Y. Moncada 3 (20)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. McCann, Y. Sanchez
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Nova-Sanchez-Abreu; Sanchez-Goins)
      • E - Y. Moncada (11)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Richards (L, 3-12)5.07771724.621.39-1.5
      J. Quijada2.02220324.051.803.5
      S. Romo1.01000103.681.202.5
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Richards (L, 3-12)5.0
      J. Quijada2.0
      S. Romo1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      I. Nova (W, 5-9)9.04110515.491.4934.5
      PITCHERSIP
      I. Nova (W, 5-9)9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - T. Richards (4)
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Richards 99-62, J. Quijada 27-21, S. Romo 19-13
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Richards 2-6, J. Quijada 1-2
      • Batters Faced - T. Richards 23, J. Quijada 8, S. Romo 4
      PITCHING
      • HBP - I. Nova (5)
      • Pitches-Strikes - I. Nova 112-76
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - I. Nova 11-10
      • Batters Faced - I. Nova 31
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      C. Granderson LF30000011.179.271.350.6210.5
      G. Cooper 1B40100012.309.382.502.8850.5
      B. Anderson 3B40000012.241.322.420.743-0.5
      N. Walker DH40000002.265.340.393.7340.0
      S. Castro 2B30000000.246.272.353.6250.0
      J. Alfaro C31111000.278.318.445.7636.0
      H. Ramirez RF30100000.279.317.391.7081.0
      C. Puello CF30000011.260.369.385.753-0.5
      Y. Rivera SS30100010.200.286.240.5260.5
      T. Richards P0000-000.100.156.100.000-
      J. Quijada P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      S. Romo P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      Total301411058-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        L. Garcia RF41100020.289.325.387.7111.0
        J. Jay LF42200001.324.363.405.7685.0
        J. Abreu 1B33231110.274.311.499.81012.5
        Y. Moncada 3B41241000.304.362.530.89210.0
        A. Reed DH40000021.227.292.364.655-1.0
        J. McCann C41111021.292.346.487.8335.0
        R. Goins SS41211010.462.5331.0001.5337.5
        Y. Sanchez 2B40000011.250.310.335.644-0.5
        A. Engel CF30000020.258.319.394.713-1.0
        I. Nova P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        Total34910941114-----
          BATTING
          • HR - J. Alfaro (11)
          • RBI - J. Alfaro (34)
          • 2-Out RBI - J. Alfaro (12)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Anderson, C. Puello
          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Jay (6), J. Abreu (22), R. Goins
          • HR - J. Abreu (22), Y. Moncada (18), J. McCann (12), R. Goins (2)
          • RBI - J. Abreu 3 (72), Y. Moncada 4 (56), J. McCann (33), R. Goins (3)
          • 2-Out RBI - Y. Moncada 3 (20)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. McCann, Y. Sanchez
          FIELDING
          • DP - 2 (Nova-Sanchez-Abreu; Sanchez-Goins)
          • E - Y. Moncada (11)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          T. Richards (L, 3-12)5.07771724.621.39-1.5
          J. Quijada2.02220324.051.803.5
          S. Romo1.01000103.681.202.5
          Total8.010991114---
          PITCHERSIP
          T. Richards (L, 3-12)5.0
          J. Quijada2.0
          S. Romo1.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          I. Nova (W, 5-9)9.04110515.491.4934.5
          Total9.0411051---
          PITCHERSIP
          I. Nova (W, 5-9)9.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • WP - T. Richards (4)
          • Pitches-Strikes - T. Richards 99-62, J. Quijada 27-21, S. Romo 19-13
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Richards 2-6, J. Quijada 1-2
          • Batters Faced - T. Richards 23, J. Quijada 8, S. Romo 4
          PITCHING
          • HBP - I. Nova (5)
          • Pitches-Strikes - I. Nova 112-76
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - I. Nova 11-10
          • Batters Faced - I. Nova 31
          • 6TH INNING
            Goins homered to right center19
            McCann homered to right18
          • 5TH INNING
            Moncada homered to center, Garcia and Abreu scored17
          • 3RD INNING
            Abreu homered to center, Jay scored14
          • 2ND INNING
            Alfaro homered to right center12
          • 1ST INNING
            Moncada singled to right, Abreu scored02
            Abreu doubled to deep left, Jay scored01
          • 9TH INNING
            • I. Nova Pitching:
            • C. Granderson: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Granderson flied out to left
            • G. Cooper: Strike looking, Cooper singled to center
            • B. Anderson: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Anderson safe at first on 3rd baseman Moncada fielding error, Cooper to second
            • N. Walker: Walker lined into double play second to shortstop, Cooper out at second
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
          • 8TH INNING
            • I. Nova Pitching:
            • H. Ramirez: Ball, Ramirez grounded out to third
            • C. Puello: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Puello grounded out to shortstop
            • Y. Rivera: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Rivera struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Sergio Romo relieved Jose Quijada
            • A. Reed: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Reed fouled out to catcher
            • J. McCann: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul tip, McCann struck out on foul tip
            • R. Goins: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Goins doubled to left center
            • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Sanchez flied out to deep center
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • I. Nova Pitching:
            • N. Walker: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Walker grounded out to pitcher
            • S. Castro: Castro grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Alfaro: Strike looking, Alfaro flied out to deep center
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Quijada Pitching:
            • J. Jay: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Jay flied out to center
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
            • Y. Moncada: Moncada grounded out to third
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • I. Nova Pitching:
            • Y. Rivera: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Rivera singled to center
            • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Granderson struck out swinging
            • G. Cooper: Strike looking, Foul, Cooper lined out to center
            • B. Anderson: Anderson grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Jose Quijada relieved Trevor Richards
            • J. McCann: Ball, Strike looking, McCann homered to right
            • R. Goins: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Goins homered to right center
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike swinging, Sanchez popped out to second
            • A. Engel: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Engel struck out swinging
            • L. Garcia: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Garcia struck out on foul tip
            • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • I. Nova Pitching:
            • S. Castro: Castro grounded out to third
            • J. Alfaro: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Alfaro flied out to deep center
            • H. Ramirez: Ball, Ramirez singled to center
            • C. Puello: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Puello lined out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • T. Richards Pitching:
            • A. Engel: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Engel lined out to left
            • L. Garcia: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Garcia reached on an infield single to pitcher
            • J. Jay: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Jay flied out to deep right, Garcia to second
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Abreu walked
            • Y. Moncada: Ball, Moncada homered to center, Garcia and Abreu scored
            • A. Reed: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Reed struck out swinging
            • End of the 5th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • I. Nova Pitching:
            • G. Cooper: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Cooper struck out swinging
            • B. Anderson: Ball, Strike looking, Anderson lined out to shortstop
            • N. Walker: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Walker grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Richards Pitching:
            • J. McCann: Ball, McCann lined out to right
            • R. Goins: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Goins struck out swinging
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Sanchez grounded out to second
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • I. Nova Pitching:
            • C. Puello: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Puello struck out swinging
            • Y. Rivera: Rivera grounded out to third
            • C. Granderson: Ball, Granderson lined out to second
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Richards Pitching:
            • L. Garcia: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Garcia struck out looking
            • J. Jay: Foul, Ball, Jay doubled to right center
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Abreu homered to center, Jay scored
            • Y. Moncada: Ball, Ball, Moncada popped out to second
            • A. Reed: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Reed struck out swinging
            • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • I. Nova Pitching:
            • N. Walker: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Walker popped out to third
            • S. Castro: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Castro popped out to first
            • J. Alfaro: Ball, Ball, Foul, Alfaro homered to right center
            • H. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ramirez grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • T. Richards Pitching:
            • R. Goins: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Goins fouled out to left
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
            • A. Engel: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Engel struck out looking
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • I. Nova Pitching:
            • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Ball, Granderson hit by pitch
            • G. Cooper: Foul, Cooper grounded into double play pitcher to second to first, Granderson out at second
            • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Richards Pitching:
            • L. Garcia: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Garcia grounded out to pitcher
            • J. Jay: Ball, Foul, Ball, Jay singled to left center
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Jay to second on wild pitch, Foul, Ball, Abreu doubled to deep left, Jay scored
            • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Ball, Moncada singled to right, Abreu scored
            • A. Reed: Reed flied out to shallow center
            • J. McCann: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
            • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)