Lopez shines again as White Sox beat Orioles 2-0

BALTIMORE (AP) The Chicago White Sox want their young pitchers looking strong down the stretch as they eye a step forward in 2019.

Reynaldo Lopez is doing his part.

Lopez was sharp again Saturday night over seven innings to continue his late-season surge and lift the Chicago White Sox to a 2-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles.

The 24-year-old Lopez (6-9) has a 1.10 ERA over his past five starts. He struck out six and allowed four hits and a walk this time to help Chicago to just its sixth winning streak of at least three games.

In his first full big league season, Lopez has thrown 175 2/3 innings, and White Sox manager Rick Renteria has no plans to pull the reins back.

''Basically, our eyes are telling us where they're at,'' Renteria said. ''If you look at Lopy, he's freaking throwing 97-98 mph. I'd be hard-pressed to tell you guys he's really struggling.''

Yolmer Sanchez broke a scoreless tie with an RBI double in the sixth, chasing rookie Yefry Ramirez (1-6) from his longest big league outing with two outs. Avisail Garcia tied a career high with his 18th home run in the ninth.

Caleb Frare retired two batters in the eighth, and Juan Minaya got the last four outs for his first save as the Orioles were shut out for the 14th time this season.

''It would have been a little different situation if we didn't let them have that tack-on run,'' Baltimore manager Buck Showalter said. ''But you're not going to win any games not scoring any runs.''

Lopez was acquired from Washington after the 2016 season in the trade that sent outfielder Adam Eaton to the Nationals. The hard-throwing right-hander has been inconsistent since the deal but excellent down the stretch.

''He's showing you he's got endurance, strength, (and) he's gaining understanding of the situation, how to work and manage the situations, which is really big,'' Renteria said. ''It speaks a lot for him, because he continues to work and grind and learn.''

He retired 13 out of 14 batters before Renato Nunez singled in the fifth and became the first runner to reach second on Lopez's wild pitch. DJ Stewart popped out to end the threat.

Two innings later, Lopez worked out of a two-on, one-out jam. He fanned Tim Beckham with a curveball to end a 10-pitch at-bat, then pumped his fist as Nunez popped his 104th pitch to second.

''I was just trying to keep the control of the game,'' Lopez said through an interpreter. ''Sometimes the game is a little fast. And then you have to control it. You have to slow down. And I think that is what I did in that inning.''

HARD-LUCK LOSS

In his first start in nearly a month, Ramirez was nearly as good, tying a career high with seven strikeouts while yielding four hits and a walk.

''That is tough to do when you've not started and been in the bullpen,'' Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph said. ''Really nice job. It's a shame we couldn't push across anything for him there.''

FOUR IS A CHARM

The victory was Chicago's fourth win of the season over the Orioles, guaranteeing them the victory in the clubs' season series for the first time since 2008.

TRAINER'S ROOM

White Sox: Renteria planned to play IF Matt Davidson (calf) at first base Sunday after giving him his first start in five games as the DH on Saturday. ... RHP Nate Jones (right elbow) was not yet available to pitch back-to-back games after working an inning Friday in his second outing following a three-month layoff.

Orioles: RHP Luis Ortiz left Friday's game with a left hamstring injury and may need an MRI. ... RHP Andrew Cashner (left knee) will not make his scheduled start Monday, manager Buck Showalter said after Saturday's game.

UP NEXT

White Sox: Lucas Giolito (10-10) makes his first career start at Camden Yards. He allowed seven runs in 1 1/3 innings in his previous start against the Orioles on May 24.

Orioles: David Hess (3-10, 5.17) has won just one of his last 15 starts. In his last start, Hess allowed six runs, just two earned in five innings at Tampa Bay on Sept. 8.

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  • W: R. Lopez (6-9)L: Y. Ramirez (1-6)S: J. Minaya (1)
  • HR: CHW - A. Garcia (18)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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Y. Moncada 2B41100021.228.308.396.7042.0
Y. Sanchez 3B40110010.247.314.376.6902.5
J. Abreu 1B30000010.266.325.476.8010.5
A. Garcia RF41111002.240.279.457.7366.0
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N. Delmonico LF40000020.213.297.384.681-1.0
R. LaMarre LF00000000.275.321.376.6970.0
W. Castillo C20000120.236.281.403.6840.0
M. Davidson DH30000011.233.328.448.776-0.5
T. Anderson SS30100000.247.288.416.7040.0
A. Engel CF30200001.236.277.343.6200.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    C. Mullins CF30100101.252.336.405.7412.0
    J. Villar 2B40000012.264.325.392.717-0.5
    A. Jones RF40100000.284.314.423.7381.0
    T. Mancini DH40100011.241.300.416.7160.5
    C. Davis 1B30000121.174.248.305.5530.0
    T. Beckham SS30000122.225.279.358.6370.0
    R. Nunez 3B40100004.239.304.371.6751.0
    D. Stewart LF20000000.000.100.000.1000.0
    a- J. Rickard PH-LF10000000.243.299.418.7170.0
    C. Joseph C30100000.213.252.320.5721.0
    • a-grounded out for Stewart in the 8th
    BATTING
    • 2B - Y. Moncada (26), Y. Sanchez (31)
    • HR - A. Garcia (18)
    • RBI - Y. Sanchez (49), A. Garcia (44)
    • 2-Out RBI - Y. Sanchez (22), A. Garcia (12)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Garcia 2 (2), M. Davidson
    BATTING
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Mullins, J. Villar, R. Nunez 4 (4), D. Stewart
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - T. Anderson (8), A. Engel 2 (8)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Abreu-Anderson)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Joseph-Beckham)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    R. Lopez (W, 6-9)7.04001604.051.2929.0
    C. Frare (H, 1)0.20001007.361.91-1.0
    J. Minaya (S, 1)1.11001003.381.508.0
    PITCHERSIP
    R. Lopez (W, 6-9)7.0
    C. Frare (H, 1)0.2
    J. Minaya (S, 1)1.1
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    Y. Ramirez (L, 1-6)5.24111705.501.497.5
    M. Wright2.11000205.621.656.0
    M. Givens1.01110014.461.331.0
    PITCHERSIP
    Y. Ramirez (L, 1-6)5.2
    M. Wright2.1
    M. Givens1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - R. Lopez (6)
    • Pitches-Strikes - R. Lopez 104-73, C. Frare 16-10, J. Minaya 16-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Lopez 5-9, C. Frare 1-1
    • Batters Faced - R. Lopez 25, C. Frare 3, J. Minaya 6
    PITCHING
    • HBP - M. Wright (7)
    • Pitches-Strikes - Y. Ramirez 83-53, M. Wright 33-24, M. Givens 12-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Y. Ramirez 3-5, M. Wright 3-1, M. Givens 1-2
    • Batters Faced - Y. Ramirez 20, M. Wright 8, M. Givens 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    Y. Moncada 2B41100021.228.308.396.7042.0
    Y. Sanchez 3B40110010.247.314.376.6902.5
    J. Abreu 1B30000010.266.325.476.8010.5
    A. Garcia RF41111002.240.279.457.7366.0
    R. Cordell RF00000000.063.059.250.3090.0
    N. Delmonico LF40000020.213.297.384.681-1.0
    R. LaMarre LF00000000.275.321.376.6970.0
    W. Castillo C20000120.236.281.403.6840.0
    M. Davidson DH30000011.233.328.448.776-0.5
    T. Anderson SS30100000.247.288.416.7040.0
    A. Engel CF30200001.236.277.343.6200.0
    Total302621195-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      C. Mullins CF30100101.252.336.405.7412.0
      J. Villar 2B40000012.264.325.392.717-0.5
      A. Jones RF40100000.284.314.423.7381.0
      T. Mancini DH40100011.241.300.416.7160.5
      C. Davis 1B30000121.174.248.305.5530.0
      T. Beckham SS30000122.225.279.358.6370.0
      R. Nunez 3B40100004.239.304.371.6751.0
      D. Stewart LF20000000.000.100.000.1000.0
      a- J. Rickard PH-LF10000000.243.299.418.7170.0
      C. Joseph C30100000.213.252.320.5721.0
      Total3305003612-----
      • a-grounded out for Stewart in the 8th
      BATTING
      • 2B - Y. Moncada (26), Y. Sanchez (31)
      • HR - A. Garcia (18)
      • RBI - Y. Sanchez (49), A. Garcia (44)
      • 2-Out RBI - Y. Sanchez (22), A. Garcia (12)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Garcia 2 (2), M. Davidson
      BATTING
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Mullins, J. Villar, R. Nunez 4 (4), D. Stewart
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - T. Anderson (8), A. Engel 2 (8)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Abreu-Anderson)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Joseph-Beckham)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      R. Lopez (W, 6-9)7.04001604.051.2929.0
      C. Frare (H, 1)0.20001007.361.91-1.0
      J. Minaya (S, 1)1.11001003.381.508.0
      Total9.0500360---
      PITCHERSIP
      R. Lopez (W, 6-9)7.0
      C. Frare (H, 1)0.2
      J. Minaya (S, 1)1.1
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      Y. Ramirez (L, 1-6)5.24111705.501.497.5
      M. Wright2.11000205.621.656.0
      M. Givens1.01110014.461.331.0
      Total9.0622191---
      PITCHERSIP
      Y. Ramirez (L, 1-6)5.2
      M. Wright2.1
      M. Givens1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - R. Lopez (6)
      • Pitches-Strikes - R. Lopez 104-73, C. Frare 16-10, J. Minaya 16-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Lopez 5-9, C. Frare 1-1
      • Batters Faced - R. Lopez 25, C. Frare 3, J. Minaya 6
      PITCHING
      • HBP - M. Wright (7)
      • Pitches-Strikes - Y. Ramirez 83-53, M. Wright 33-24, M. Givens 12-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Y. Ramirez 3-5, M. Wright 3-1, M. Givens 1-2
      • Batters Faced - Y. Ramirez 20, M. Wright 8, M. Givens 4
      • 9TH INNING
        Garcia homered to left20
      • 6TH INNING
        Sanchez doubled to deep left, Moncada scored10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Mychal Givens relieved Mike Wright
        • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Sanchez flied out to deep center
        • J. Abreu: Abreu grounded out to third
        • A. Garcia: Foul, Garcia homered to left
        • N. Delmonico: Ball, Ball, Delmonico lined out to third
        • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Ryan LaMarre in left field
        • Ryan Cordell in right field
        • A. Jones: Strike looking, Jones singled to center
        • T. Mancini: Ball, Strike looking, Mancini lined out to left
        • C. Davis: Davis flied out to center
        • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Beckham walked, Jones to second
        • R. Nunez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Nunez flied out to deep center
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • M. Wright Pitching:
        • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Ball, Anderson lined out to right
        • A. Engel: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Engel singled to right center
        • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Moncada struck out swinging, Engel caught stealing second, catcher to shortstop
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Caleb Frare relieved Reynaldo Lopez
        • Joey Rickard hit for D.J. Stewart
        • J. Rickard: Strike swinging, Rickard grounded out to pitcher
        • C. Joseph: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Joseph lined out to left
        • C. Mullins: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Mullins walked
        • Juan Minaya relieved Caleb Frare
        • J. Villar: Villar fouled out to third
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • M. Wright Pitching:
        • N. Delmonico: Strike looking, Delmonico grounded out to second
        • W. Castillo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Castillo struck out swinging
        • M. Davidson: Strike looking, Davidson grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • R. Lopez Pitching:
        • A. Jones: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Jones grounded out to second
        • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Mancini singled to deep right
        • C. Davis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Davis walked, Mancini to second
        • T. Beckham: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
        • R. Nunez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Nunez popped out to first
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Y. Ramirez Pitching:
        • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Anderson reached on an infield single to pitcher
        • A. Engel: Pickoff attempt, Strike (foul tip), Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Engel popped out to second
        • Y. Moncada: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Anderson caught stealing second, catcher to shortstop, Foul, Ball, Moncada doubled to deep right
        • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Sanchez doubled to deep left, Moncada scored
        • Mike Wright relieved Yefry Ramirez
        • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Abreu hit by pitch
        • A. Garcia: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Garcia grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • R. Lopez Pitching:
        • C. Joseph: Strike looking, Joseph fouled out to first
        • C. Mullins: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Mullins grounded out to first
        • J. Villar: Strike looking, Villar lined out to center
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • Y. Ramirez Pitching:
        • A. Garcia: Foul, Ball, Garcia flied out to deep right
        • N. Delmonico: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Delmonico struck out swinging
        • W. Castillo: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Castillo walked
        • M. Davidson: Davidson flied out to left
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • R. Lopez Pitching:
        • C. Davis: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
        • R. Nunez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Nunez singled to deep right
        • D. Stewart: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Nunez to second on wild pitch, Strike looking, Ball, Stewart lined out to left
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • Y. Ramirez Pitching:
        • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Moncada grounded out to pitcher
        • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
        • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Abreu grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • R. Lopez Pitching:
        • J. Villar: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
        • A. Jones: Jones flied out to center
        • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Mancini struck out looking
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • Y. Ramirez Pitching:
        • M. Davidson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Davidson struck out swinging
        • T. Anderson: Ball, Ball, Anderson grounded out to third
        • A. Engel: Engel reached on bunt single to pitcher
        • Y. Moncada: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Engel caught stealing second, catcher to shortstop
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • R. Lopez Pitching:
        • R. Nunez: Strike looking, Nunez fouled out to first
        • D. Stewart: Foul, Foul, Ball, Stewart popped out to third
        • C. Joseph: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Joseph singled to deep right center
        • C. Mullins: Ball, Mullins popped out to shortstop
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • Y. Ramirez Pitching:
        • A. Garcia: Foul, Garcia flied out to shallow left
        • N. Delmonico: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Delmonico struck out looking
        • W. Castillo: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Castillo struck out on foul tip
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • R. Lopez Pitching:
        • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Mancini grounded out to shortstop
        • C. Davis: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Beckham popped out to second
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • Y. Ramirez Pitching:
        • Y. Moncada: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Moncada struck out swinging
        • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Sanchez flied out to left
        • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • R. Lopez Pitching:
        • C. Mullins: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Mullins reached on an infield single to pitcher
        • J. Villar: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Villar grounded out to shortstop, Mullins out at second
        • A. Jones: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Jones grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)