Abreu hits for cycle as White Sox rout Giants 13-1

CHICAGO (AP) With a chance to hit for the cycle, Jose Abreu momentarily lost his balance during his eighth-inning dash to third base.

''My legs weren't responding, but I'm a warrior,'' Abreu said.

Abreu became the first White Sox player to hit for the cycle in 17 years, among a season-high six Chicago players to go deep in a 13-1 rout of the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night.

Abreu hit his 29th homer in the first off former White Sox starter Jeff Samardzija (9-13), doubled in the third, struck out in the fifth, singled in the seventh against Josh Osich and hit a two-run triple in the eighth versus Roberto Gomez. The previous White Sox player to hit for the cycle was Jose Valentin against the Baltimore Orioles on April 27, 2000.

''Initially, off the bat, I knew he wasn't going to stop,'' manager Rick Renteria said. ''I knew he was going to give an effort. Those things don't happen very often.''

Abreu hit a foul ball off his left shin earlier in the at-bat. He has a .363 batting average and 10 homers in his last 25 games.

''No, no,'' Abreu said when asked whether he would agreed to take a seat.

''I don't like to leave the games,'' Abreu said. "I like to play the whole game.''

Tim Anderson, Avisail Garcia and Yoan Moncada also hit solo home runs, Nicky Delmonico had a two-run home run and Yolmer Sanchez added a three-run homer, the 13th time Chicago hit six or more in a game.

James Shields (2-7) allowed one run and two hits in a season-high seven innings, retiring 17 of 18 batters before Nick Hundley homered in the seventh. He had been 0-5 with a 6.64 ERA since beating the New York Yankees on June 29.

''It's still a work in progress, but we're moving forward,'' Shields said of his revamped delivery. ''I'm getting the results that I want.''

Samardzija (9-13), pitching on the South Side for the first time since the final week of the 2015 season, gave up six runs and eight hits in 5 2/3 innings.

A night after they were mathematically eliminated from postseason contention, the Giants (56-88) lost for the 11th time in 15 games. If they lose more than 94 games, they would have their worst record since going 62-100 in 1985.

Home runs by Abreu in the first and Anderson in the second built a 2-0 lead, and Sanchez's homer made it 5-0 in the fourth. Garcia homered in the fifth, and Moncada and Delmonico went deep in a four-run seventh.

''He's always been an amazing hitter,'' said Samardzija, who spent one season with Abreu in Chicago. ''I got to see it firsthand. Dude's the first guy in the cage every day, first guy at the park.''

WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN

Tim Raines, inducted into the Hall of Fame this summer, threw out the ceremonial first pitch. He said one of his few regrets with the White Sox came in the strike-shortened 1994 season.

''We had the best team in baseball,'' Raines said. ''Someone else probably would say the Expos had the best team, but they were on the other side of the league. We had everything that we needed to win a world championship - pitching, defense, offense and all the intangibles.''

ON THE MOVE

Giants LHP Ty Blach will head to the bullpen. ''He can help out there as opposed to eight or nine days between starts,'' manager Bruce Bochy said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Giants: C Buster Posey could be behind the plate Sunday for the first time since he took a foul tip off his right hand Tuesday, Bochy said. Posey started at designated hitter in the second straight game. ... OF Jarrett Parker (strained left oblique) sat out a seventh consecutive game but could return Sunday. ... RHP Matt Cain, absent with what the team said was a personal matter), is slated to rejoin team Monday for the start of an eight-game homestand.

White Sox: LHP Carlos Rodon (inflamed left shoulder) will be re-evaluated next week.

UP NEXT

RHP Carson Fulmer (1-1, 10.50) is to start for the White Sox on Sunday and LHP Madison Bumgarner (3-7, 3.15) for the Giants. Fulmer, Dylan Covey and Mike Pelfrey will fill Rodon's rotation spot for the remainder of the season, according to Renteria.

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GiantsSF56-88
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White SoxCHW55-86
11031043X13180
  • W: J. Shields (3-6)L: J. Samardzija (9-13)
  • HR: SF - N. Hundley (8), CHW - A. Garcia (16), N. Delmonico (7), Y. Sanchez (11), T. Anderson (16), J. Abreu (29), Y. Moncada (4)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Span CF30000010.267.324.425.748-0.5
a- G. Hernandez CF10000000.257.326.324.6500.0
J. Panik 2B20000100.284.345.424.7681.0
K. Tomlinson 2B00000100.263.346.305.6511.0
B. Posey DH30100001.317.404.463.8671.0
b- M. Williamson DH10000001.213.260.383.6430.0
B. Crawford SS20000100.249.300.406.7061.0
O. Calixte SS10100000.194.250.222.4721.0
N. Hundley C41111004.257.282.448.7306.0
P. Sandoval 3B30000000.198.253.314.5670.0
H. Pence RF30000020.248.304.364.668-1.0
A. Slater LF30000020.278.328.407.735-1.0
R. Jones 1B20000010.190.266.319.585-0.5
c- T. Federowicz 1B10000000.200.333.8001.1330.0
  • a-grounded out for Span in the 8th
  • b-popped out for Posey in the 9th
  • c-grounded out for Jones in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
Y. Sanchez 3B53331000.266.319.412.73214.0
Y. Moncada 2B51111022.179.314.350.6655.0
J. Abreu 1B53431010.300.351.545.89615.5
N. Delmonico LF41221101.284.411.545.9579.0
A. Garcia RF41111013.321.370.497.8665.5
R. Liriano RF10110000.214.313.500.8132.0
O. Narvaez C50100000.268.367.329.6961.0
T. Anderson SS52311022.249.268.406.67410.0
R. Brantly DH40000022.200.333.200.533-1.0
A. Engel CF42200020.179.252.306.5583.0
    BATTING
    • HR - N. Hundley (8)
    • RBI - N. Hundley (30)
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Abreu (37)
    • 3B - Y. Sanchez (7), J. Abreu (5), T. Anderson (4)
    • HR - Y. Sanchez (11), Y. Moncada (4), J. Abreu (29), N. Delmonico (7), A. Garcia (16), T. Anderson (16)
    • RBI - Y. Sanchez 3 (50), Y. Moncada (12), J. Abreu 3 (87), N. Delmonico 2 (14), A. Garcia (67), R. Liriano (4), T. Anderson (49)
    • 2-Out RBI - Y. Sanchez 3 (22), J. Abreu (33), A. Garcia (31), R. Liriano
    FIELDING
    • E - J. Panik (9)
    FIELDING
    • DP - J. Abreu, Y. Moncada
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Samardzija (L, 9-13)5.28661644.471.16-2.0
    D. Law0.10000105.341.660.5
    J. Osich0.04440026.751.84-8.0
    R. Gomez2.063303011.572.57-1.5
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Samardzija (L, 9-13)5.2
    D. Law0.1
    J. Osich0.0
    R. Gomez2.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Shields (W, 3-6)7.02112515.401.4528.5
    A. Bummer1.00000106.191.443.5
    D. Covey1.01001008.081.801.0
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Shields (W, 3-6)7.0
    A. Bummer1.0
    D. Covey1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Samardzija 106-69, D. Law 8-5, J. Osich 15-10, R. Gomez 39-31
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Samardzija 3-8, R. Gomez 2-1
    • Batters Faced - J. Samardzija 26, D. Law, J. Osich 4, R. Gomez 12
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Shields 106-69, A. Bummer 11-6, D. Covey 9-4
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Shields 6-10, A. Bummer 2-0, D. Covey 1-1
    • Batters Faced - J. Shields 25, A. Bummer 3, D. Covey 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    GiantsSF56-88
    000000100131
    White SoxCHW55-86
    11031043X13180
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    D. Span CF30000010.267.324.425.748-0.5
    a- G. Hernandez CF10000000.257.326.324.6500.0
    J. Panik 2B20000100.284.345.424.7681.0
    K. Tomlinson 2B00000100.263.346.305.6511.0
    B. Posey DH30100001.317.404.463.8671.0
    b- M. Williamson DH10000001.213.260.383.6430.0
    B. Crawford SS20000100.249.300.406.7061.0
    O. Calixte SS10100000.194.250.222.4721.0
    N. Hundley C41111004.257.282.448.7306.0
    P. Sandoval 3B30000000.198.253.314.5670.0
    H. Pence RF30000020.248.304.364.668-1.0
    A. Slater LF30000020.278.328.407.735-1.0
    R. Jones 1B20000010.190.266.319.585-0.5
    c- T. Federowicz 1B10000000.200.333.8001.1330.0
    Total291311366-----
    • a-grounded out for Span in the 8th
    • b-popped out for Posey in the 9th
    • c-grounded out for Jones in the 8th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    Y. Sanchez 3B53331000.266.319.412.73214.0
    Y. Moncada 2B51111022.179.314.350.6655.0
    J. Abreu 1B53431010.300.351.545.89615.5
    N. Delmonico LF41221101.284.411.545.9579.0
    A. Garcia RF41111013.321.370.497.8665.5
    R. Liriano RF10110000.214.313.500.8132.0
    O. Narvaez C50100000.268.367.329.6961.0
    T. Anderson SS52311022.249.268.406.67410.0
    R. Brantly DH40000022.200.333.200.533-1.0
    A. Engel CF42200020.179.252.306.5583.0
    Total42131812611010-----
      BATTING
      • HR - N. Hundley (8)
      • RBI - N. Hundley (30)
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Abreu (37)
      • 3B - Y. Sanchez (7), J. Abreu (5), T. Anderson (4)
      • HR - Y. Sanchez (11), Y. Moncada (4), J. Abreu (29), N. Delmonico (7), A. Garcia (16), T. Anderson (16)
      • RBI - Y. Sanchez 3 (50), Y. Moncada (12), J. Abreu 3 (87), N. Delmonico 2 (14), A. Garcia (67), R. Liriano (4), T. Anderson (49)
      • 2-Out RBI - Y. Sanchez 3 (22), J. Abreu (33), A. Garcia (31), R. Liriano
      FIELDING
      • E - J. Panik (9)
      FIELDING
      • DP - J. Abreu, Y. Moncada
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Samardzija (L, 9-13)5.28661644.471.16-2.0
      D. Law0.10000105.341.660.5
      J. Osich0.04440026.751.84-8.0
      R. Gomez2.063303011.572.57-1.5
      Total8.01813131106---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Samardzija (L, 9-13)5.2
      D. Law0.1
      J. Osich0.0
      R. Gomez2.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Shields (W, 3-6)7.02112515.401.4528.5
      A. Bummer1.00000106.191.443.5
      D. Covey1.01001008.081.801.0
      Total9.0311361---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Shields (W, 3-6)7.0
      A. Bummer1.0
      D. Covey1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Samardzija 106-69, D. Law 8-5, J. Osich 15-10, R. Gomez 39-31
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Samardzija 3-8, R. Gomez 2-1
      • Batters Faced - J. Samardzija 26, D. Law, J. Osich 4, R. Gomez 12
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Shields 106-69, A. Bummer 11-6, D. Covey 9-4
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Shields 6-10, A. Bummer 2-0, D. Covey 1-1
      • Batters Faced - J. Shields 25, A. Bummer 3, D. Covey 4
      • 8TH INNING
        Liriano singled to shallow center, Abreu scored113
        Abreu tripled to right center, Engel and Sanchez scored112
      • 7TH INNING
        Delmonico homered to right, Abreu scored110
        Moncada homered to left center18
        Sanchez tripled to shallow right, Sanchez scored on 2nd baseman Panik fielding error17
        Hundley homered to left16
      • 5TH INNING
        Garcia homered to right06
      • 4TH INNING
        Sanchez homered to right, Anderson and Engel scored05
      • 2ND INNING
        Anderson homered to center02
      • 1ST INNING
        Abreu homered to right01
      • 9TH INNING
        • D. Covey Pitching:
        • K. Tomlinson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Tomlinson walked
        • M. Williamson: Williamson popped out to second
        • O. Calixte: Ball, Calixte singled to shallow right, Tomlinson to second
        • N. Hundley: Hundley grounded into double play second to first, Calixte out at second
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Rymer Liriano in right
        • Aaron Bummer relieved James Shields
        • A. Slater: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Slater struck out looking
        • Tim Federowicz hit for Ryder Jones
        • T. Federowicz: Ball, Ball, Federowicz grounded out to second
        • Gorkys Hernandez hit for Denard Span
        • G. Hernandez: Foul, Ball, Hernandez grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Kelby Tomlinson at second
        • Orlando Calixte at shortstop
        • A. Engel: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Engel singled to shallow left
        • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Foul, Sanchez singled to shallow right, Engel to third
        • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Moncada struck out swinging
        • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Foul, Abreu tripled to right center, Engel and Sanchez scored
        • N. Delmonico: Foul, Delmonico popped out to shortstop
        • R. Liriano: Liriano singled to shallow center, Abreu scored
        • O. Narvaez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Narvaez singled to shallow center, Liriano to second
        • T. Anderson: Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip)
        • Anderson struck out swinging
        • Strike swinging
        • Mac Williamson hit for Buster Posey
      • 7TH INNING
        • J. Shields Pitching:
        • B. Crawford: Ball, Crawford popped out to shortstop
        • N. Hundley: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Hundley homered to left
        • P. Sandoval: Sandoval grounded out to second
        • H. Pence: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Pence struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Josh Osich relieved Derek Law
        • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Sanchez tripled to shallow right, Sanchez scored on 2nd baseman Panik fielding error
        • Y. Moncada: Ball, Ball, Moncada homered to left center
        • J. Abreu: Ball, Strike swinging, Abreu singled to shallow left center
        • N. Delmonico: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Delmonico homered to right, Abreu scored
        • Roberto Gomez relieved Josh Osich
        • A. Garcia: Strike swinging, Foul, Garcia grounded out to shortstop
        • O. Narvaez: Ball, Ball, Narvaez grounded out to first
        • T. Anderson: Ball, Strike swinging, Anderson tripled to deep right center
        • R. Brantly: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Brantly struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (4 Runs, 5 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 6TH INNING
        • J. Shields Pitching:
        • R. Jones: Jones flied out to deep right
        • D. Span: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Span grounded out to first
        • J. Panik: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Panik walked
        • B. Posey: Strike looking, Foul, Posey flied out to right
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Samardzija Pitching:
        • T. Anderson: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Anderson struck out looking
        • R. Brantly: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Brantly flied out to center
        • Derek Law relieved Jeff Samardzija
        • A. Engel: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Engel struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • J. Shields Pitching:
        • P. Sandoval: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Sandoval popped out to shortstop
        • H. Pence: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Pence struck out swinging
        • A. Slater: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Slater struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Samardzija Pitching:
        • J. Abreu: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
        • N. Delmonico: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Delmonico flied out to left
        • A. Garcia: Garcia homered to right
        • O. Narvaez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Narvaez grounded out to second
        • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • J. Shields Pitching:
        • B. Posey: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Posey grounded out to second
        • B. Crawford: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Crawford popped out to third
        • N. Hundley: Hundley flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Samardzija Pitching:
        • O. Narvaez: Ball, Narvaez flied out to center
        • T. Anderson: Foul, Anderson reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • R. Brantly: Ball, Ball, Brantly flied out to center
        • A. Engel: Ball, Engel singled to shallow left, Anderson to second
        • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Sanchez homered to right, Anderson and Engel scored
        • Y. Moncada: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Moncada struck out looking
        • End of the 4th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • J. Shields Pitching:
        • R. Jones: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
        • D. Span: Ball, Foul, Foul, Span flied out to center
        • J. Panik: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Panik grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Samardzija Pitching:
        • Y. Sanchez: Sanchez lined out to center
        • Y. Moncada: Ball, Moncada lined out to center
        • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Abreu doubled to shallow left
        • N. Delmonico: Foul, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Delmonico walked
        • A. Garcia: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • J. Shields Pitching:
        • P. Sandoval: Ball, Sandoval lined out to center
        • H. Pence: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pence grounded out to shortstop
        • A. Slater: Strike looking, Ball, Slater grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Samardzija Pitching:
        • O. Narvaez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Narvaez grounded out to second
        • T. Anderson: Ball, Anderson homered to center
        • R. Brantly: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Brantly struck out swinging
        • A. Engel: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Engel struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • J. Shields Pitching:
        • D. Span: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Span struck out swinging
        • J. Panik: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Panik flied out to right
        • B. Posey: Strike looking, Posey reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • B. Crawford: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Crawford walked, Posey to second
        • N. Hundley: Hundley flied out to right
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Samardzija Pitching:
        • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Sanchez lined out to center
        • Y. Moncada: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Moncada grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Ball, Abreu homered to right
        • N. Delmonico: Ball, Delmonico singled to shallow left center
        • A. Garcia: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Garcia flied out to right
        • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)