Nova gets home win as White Sox beat Cubs 3-1

CHICAGO (AP) Ivan Nova insisted he had one thought on his mind, and it wasn't his winless streak at his home park.

Nova pitched shutout ball into the sixth inning for his first win in eight tries at Guaranteed Rate Field, Eloy Jimenez and Jose Abreu homered, and the Chicago White Sox beat the crosstown Cubs 3-1 to salvage a two-game split Sunday.

''I was thinking about doing my job today,'' Nova said. ''A lot of times, wins don't depend on me. I can do a good job out there and we've still got to score runs and the bullpen has to hold up.''

The right-hander delivered in a big way after going 0-4 with an 8.31 ERA in his first seven starts there. Nova (4-7) allowed five hits over 5 2/3 innings, struck out four and walked one.

As for snapping his home losing streak? Nova wasn't too concerned about that.

''What do I have to feel pressure for to win games?'' he said. ''The win depends on everybody. You can do a good job and not get the win. But it's good to win.''

Jimenez hit a long, two-run homer to center against Kyle Hendricks in the fourth.

Abreu had three hits, including a solo shot to the right-field bullpen against Brad Brach in the fifth that made it 3-0.

Yoan Moncada extended his career-high hitting streak to 13 games with a single. Alex Colome worked the ninth for his 20th save in 21 chances, getting Victor Caratini to ground into a game-ending double play after Jason Heyward singled, and the White Sox won for the sixth time in nine games. At 42-44, they have their best record at the All-Star break since the 2016 team was 45-43.

''Keep pushing,'' catching James McCann said. ''Keep fighting. People have counted us out from Day 1, and here we sit, kind of opened a few eyes. And it's time to open a few more eyes as the season goes on.''

After winning two in a row, the Cubs lost for the 16th time in 26 games. They went 0 for 8 with men in scoring position and fell to 0-10 when scoring one run or less. Even so, they maintained a half-game lead in the NL Central.

''I'll take it in that regard,'' manager Joe Maddon said. ''Our maladies were exemplified, personified by the offense. We were unable to capture that offensive way. Somehow we've got to figure that component out.''

Hendricks (7-7) lost his third straight start after going 6-0 in his previous eight to match the longest winning streak of his career. The right-hander gave up two runs and four hits in four innings and threw 86 pitches in his second outing after missing about two weeks because of inflammation in his right shoulder.

Robel Garcia homered for the second time in four games since the Cubs called him up from Triple-A Iowa. But it was a frustrating afternoon for the North Siders.

''We're just as greedy as any fan out there,'' Kris Bryant said. ''We want to be 10 games ahead. There's a lot more breathing room, but it just hasn't gone that way for us this year. First place is great, but we've missed a lot of opportunities to separate ourselves. That's the frustrating part. We just have to play better. I know we can do it.''

PALKA SENT TO MINORS

The White Sox optioned struggling outfielder Daniel Palka to Triple-A Charlotte. The 27-year-old Palka is 1 for 45 in 17 games over two stints with the White Sox after hitting 27 homers as a rookie last season.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Cubs: RHP Carl Edwards Jr. (left thoracic strain) will remain on rehab at Triple-A Iowa after the All-Star break rather than rejoin the Cubs. Edwards has been sidelined since June 9. ... RHP Allen Webster (inflamed nerve in pitching arm) had his rehab moved from Class A to Double-A Tennessee.

UP NEXT

Cubs: RHP Yu Darvish (2-4, 5.01 ERA) gets the first start following the All-Star break when the Cubs open a three-game series against Pittsburgh on Friday. Darvish has 11 no-decisions in 12 starts since beating Arizona on April 27 for his most recent victory. RHP Chris Archer (3-6, 5.49) pitches for Pittsburgh.

White Sox: The White Sox and Athletics have not announced who will start when the teams open a three-game series at Oakland on Friday.

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  • W: I. Nova (4-7)L: K. Hendricks (7-7)S: A. Colome (20)
  • HR: CHC - R. Garcia (2), CHW - J. Abreu (21), E. Jimenez (16)
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J. Baez SS40100001.289.324.556.8811.0
K. Bryant 3B30100122.297.403.552.9552.0
A. Rizzo 1B40100013.272.384.519.9031.5
W. Contreras DH30000101.286.381.556.9371.0
J. Heyward RF40100003.266.355.457.8121.0
V. Caratini C40100002.295.367.511.8791.0
R. Garcia 2B31111001.364.4621.0911.5526.0
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    Y. Moncada 3B30100100.308.364.544.9082.0
    J. Abreu 1B41311002.278.316.522.8388.0
    J. McCann C40100034.316.371.502.873-0.5
    J. Jay RF41200012.286.350.343.6932.5
    E. Jimenez LF31121111.241.303.482.7857.5
    R. Cordell CF00000000.231.288.374.6620.0
    Y. Sanchez 2B40000022.252.318.314.632-1.0
    C. Tilson CF-LF30000022.243.309.301.610-1.0
    Z. Collins DH20000110.045.222.182.4040.5
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      BATTING
      • 2B - K. Bryant (28), A. Rizzo (17), A. Almora (11)
      • HR - R. Garcia (2)
      • RBI - R. Garcia (2)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Bryant, A. Rizzo, J. Heyward 2 (2), V. Caratini, R. Garcia
      BATTING
      • HR - J. Abreu (21), E. Jimenez (16)
      • SH - L. Garcia (3)
      • RBI - J. Abreu (66), E. Jimenez 2 (38)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Abreu (22)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. McCann 4 (4), J. Jay 2 (2)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Baez-Rizzo; Garcia-Baez-Rizzo)
      • E - R. Garcia (2)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Garcia-Abreu; Sanchez-Garcia-Abreu)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      K. Hendricks (L, 7-7)4.04222613.491.172.0
      R. Rosario0.20000005.191.500.0
      B. Brach0.11110116.111.78-1.5
      B. Kintzler1.00001101.980.832.5
      K. Ryan0.21000103.481.35-0.5
      S. Cishek1.12000202.751.022.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      I. Nova (W, 4-7)5.25001405.581.5318.0
      J. Fry (H, 10)0.10000004.851.550.0
      A. Bummer (H, 10)2.01111211.890.934.0
      A. Colome (S, 20)1.01000002.020.709.0
      PITCHERSIP
      I. Nova (W, 4-7)5.2
      J. Fry (H, 10)0.1
      A. Bummer (H, 10)2.0
      A. Colome (S, 20)1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - K. Hendricks 86-53, R. Rosario 3-3, B. Brach 12-8, B. Kintzler 15-8, K. Ryan 14-8, S. Cishek 20-16
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Hendricks 3-3, R. Rosario 2-0, B. Kintzler 2-0, K. Ryan 1-0, S. Cishek 1-0
      • Batters Faced - K. Hendricks 18, R. Rosario 2, B. Brach 2, B. Kintzler 4, K. Ryan 3, S. Cishek 5
      PITCHING
      • WP - J. Fry (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - I. Nova 95-61, J. Fry 5-2, A. Bummer 23-13, A. Colome 8-5
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - I. Nova 7-6, J. Fry 1-0, A. Bummer 3-0, A. Colome 2-0
      • Batters Faced - I. Nova 23, J. Fry, A. Bummer 7, A. Colome 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      J. Baez SS40100001.289.324.556.8811.0
      K. Bryant 3B30100122.297.403.552.9552.0
      A. Rizzo 1B40100013.272.384.519.9031.5
      W. Contreras DH30000101.286.381.556.9371.0
      J. Heyward RF40100003.266.355.457.8121.0
      V. Caratini C40100002.295.367.511.8791.0
      R. Garcia 2B31111001.364.4621.0911.5526.0
      A. Almora CF30100010.250.286.399.6851.5
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      R. Rosario P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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        L. Garcia SS30000010.293.327.395.722-0.5
        Y. Moncada 3B30100100.308.364.544.9082.0
        J. Abreu 1B41311002.278.316.522.8388.0
        J. McCann C40100034.316.371.502.873-0.5
        J. Jay RF41200012.286.350.343.6932.5
        E. Jimenez LF31121111.241.303.482.7857.5
        R. Cordell CF00000000.231.288.374.6620.0
        Y. Sanchez 2B40000022.252.318.314.632-1.0
        C. Tilson CF-LF30000022.243.309.301.610-1.0
        Z. Collins DH20000110.045.222.182.4040.5
        I. Nova P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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        A. Colome P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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          BATTING
          • 2B - K. Bryant (28), A. Rizzo (17), A. Almora (11)
          • HR - R. Garcia (2)
          • RBI - R. Garcia (2)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Bryant, A. Rizzo, J. Heyward 2 (2), V. Caratini, R. Garcia
          BATTING
          • HR - J. Abreu (21), E. Jimenez (16)
          • SH - L. Garcia (3)
          • RBI - J. Abreu (66), E. Jimenez 2 (38)
          • 2-Out RBI - J. Abreu (22)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. McCann 4 (4), J. Jay 2 (2)
          FIELDING
          • DP - 2 (Baez-Rizzo; Garcia-Baez-Rizzo)
          • E - R. Garcia (2)
          FIELDING
          • DP - 2 (Garcia-Abreu; Sanchez-Garcia-Abreu)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          K. Hendricks (L, 7-7)4.04222613.491.172.0
          R. Rosario0.20000005.191.500.0
          B. Brach0.11110116.111.78-1.5
          B. Kintzler1.00001101.980.832.5
          K. Ryan0.21000103.481.35-0.5
          S. Cishek1.12000202.751.022.0
          Total8.08333112---
          PITCHERSIP
          K. Hendricks (L, 7-7)4.0
          R. Rosario0.2
          B. Brach0.1
          B. Kintzler1.0
          K. Ryan0.2
          S. Cishek1.1
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          I. Nova (W, 4-7)5.25001405.581.5318.0
          J. Fry (H, 10)0.10000004.851.550.0
          A. Bummer (H, 10)2.01111211.890.934.0
          A. Colome (S, 20)1.01000002.020.709.0
          Total9.0711261---
          PITCHERSIP
          I. Nova (W, 4-7)5.2
          J. Fry (H, 10)0.1
          A. Bummer (H, 10)2.0
          A. Colome (S, 20)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - K. Hendricks 86-53, R. Rosario 3-3, B. Brach 12-8, B. Kintzler 15-8, K. Ryan 14-8, S. Cishek 20-16
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Hendricks 3-3, R. Rosario 2-0, B. Kintzler 2-0, K. Ryan 1-0, S. Cishek 1-0
          • Batters Faced - K. Hendricks 18, R. Rosario 2, B. Brach 2, B. Kintzler 4, K. Ryan 3, S. Cishek 5
          PITCHING
          • WP - J. Fry (2)
          • Pitches-Strikes - I. Nova 95-61, J. Fry 5-2, A. Bummer 23-13, A. Colome 8-5
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - I. Nova 7-6, J. Fry 1-0, A. Bummer 3-0, A. Colome 2-0
          • Batters Faced - I. Nova 23, J. Fry, A. Bummer 7, A. Colome 3
          • 7TH INNING
            Garcia homered to left13
          • 5TH INNING
            Abreu homered to right03
          • 4TH INNING
            Jimenez homered to center, Jay scored02
          • 9TH INNING
            • Alex Colome relieved Aaron Bummer
            • Ryan Cordell in center field
            • W. Contreras: Ball, Contreras grounded out to second
            • J. Heyward: Strike looking, Ball, Heyward singled to left
            • V. Caratini: Strike looking, Ball, Caratini grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Heyward out at second
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • A. Bummer Pitching:
            • J. Baez: Baez grounded out to second
            • K. Bryant: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bryant walked
            • A. Rizzo: Rizzo grounded into double play shortstop to first, Bryant out at second
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • S. Cishek Pitching:
            • J. Jay: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Jay singled to center
            • E. Jimenez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Jimenez struck out swinging
            • Y. Sanchez: Sanchez grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Jay out at second
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Aaron Bummer relieved Jace Fry
            • V. Caratini: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Caratini grounded out to second
            • R. Garcia: Ball, Ball, Garcia homered to left
            • A. Almora: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Almora struck out swinging
            • K. Schwarber: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Schwarber struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Kyle Ryan relieved Brandon Kintzler
            • Z. Collins: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Collins struck out swinging
            • L. Garcia: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Garcia grounded out to shortstop
            • Y. Moncada: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Moncada singled to center
            • Steve Cishek relieved Kyle Ryan
            • J. Abreu: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Abreu singled to left center, Moncada to third
            • J. McCann: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, McCann struck out looking
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • I. Nova Pitching:
            • J. Baez: Strike swinging, Baez grounded out to third
            • K. Bryant: Bryant doubled to deep right center
            • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Rizzo struck out swinging
            • W. Contreras: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Contreras walked
            • Jace Fry relieved Ivan Nova
            • J. Heyward: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Bryant to third, Contreras to second on wild pitch, Heyward grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Brandon Kintzler relieved Brad Brach
            • J. Jay: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Jay struck out looking
            • E. Jimenez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Jimenez walked
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Sanchez reached on fielder's choice to second, Jimenez to second on 2nd baseman Garcia fielding error
            • C. Tilson: Ball, Tilson grounded into double play shortstop to first, Sanchez out at second
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 5TH INNING
            • I. Nova Pitching:
            • R. Garcia: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Garcia fouled out to catcher
            • A. Almora: Strike looking, Ball, Almora grounded out to shortstop
            • K. Schwarber: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Schwarber grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Randy Rosario relieved Kyle Hendricks
            • L. Garcia: Garcia grounded out to third
            • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Moncada grounded out to second
            • Brad Brach relieved Randy Rosario
            • J. Abreu: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Abreu homered to right
            • J. McCann: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
            • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • I. Nova Pitching:
            • A. Rizzo: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Rizzo doubled to deep right center
            • W. Contreras: Strike looking, Contreras grounded out to third
            • J. Heyward: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Heyward grounded out to second, Rizzo to third
            • V. Caratini: Ball, Ball, Caratini flied out to center
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • K. Hendricks Pitching:
            • J. Jay: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Jay singled to left
            • E. Jimenez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Jimenez homered to center, Jay scored
            • Y. Sanchez: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
            • C. Tilson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Tilson struck out swinging
            • Z. Collins: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Collins lined out to center
            • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • I. Nova Pitching:
            • A. Almora: Strike looking, Ball, Almora doubled to deep left
            • K. Schwarber: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Schwarber struck out swinging
            • J. Baez: Baez grounded out to shortstop
            • K. Bryant: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Bryant struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • K. Hendricks Pitching:
            • Z. Collins: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Collins walked
            • L. Garcia: Ball, Garcia hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Collins to second
            • Y. Moncada: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Moncada walked
            • J. Abreu: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Abreu reached on fielder's choice to first, Collins to third, Moncada out at second
            • J. McCann: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, McCann struck out looking
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • I. Nova Pitching:
            • W. Contreras: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Contreras lined out to right
            • J. Heyward: Ball, Ball, Foul, Heyward lined out to center
            • V. Caratini: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Caratini singled to right center
            • R. Garcia: Garcia grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • K. Hendricks Pitching:
            • E. Jimenez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Jimenez lined out to right
            • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
            • C. Tilson: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Tilson struck out swinging
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • I. Nova Pitching:
            • K. Schwarber: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Schwarber flied out to deep center
            • J. Baez: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Baez singled to right
            • K. Bryant: Ball, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Bryant struck out swinging
            • A. Rizzo: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Rizzo lined out to second
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • K. Hendricks Pitching:
            • L. Garcia: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
            • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Moncada lined out to center
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Abreu singled to right
            • J. McCann: Strike looking, McCann singled to left, Abreu to second
            • J. Jay: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Jay reached on fielder's choice to second, McCann out at second
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)