Castillo, Jiménez power White Sox to 7-5 win over Nationals

CHICAGO (AP) Eloy Jimenez believes he's much improved since the start of the season and will continue to grow throughout his rookie year.

Welington Castillo hit a grand slam and Jimenez homered at home for the first time, powering the Chicago White Sox to a 7-5 win over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night.

Castillo got his second career slam, with the other coming June 14, 2017, in the same ballpark when he played for the Baltimore Orioles.

Jimenez went 2 for 3 with two RBIs and three runs. He drove a 1-1 pitch from Washington starter Patrick Corbin (5-5) over the batter's eye in center and onto the concourse for an estimated distance of 462 feet. The 22-year-old came into the game hitting .266 with no homers and three RBIs in 18 home games and .205 with eight homers and 14 RBIs in 23 road games.

''I know I'm getting better,'' he said. ''This is pretty much one of my best games, but there's more to come.''

Jimenez also made a nice sliding catch on a liner to left in the eighth to help thwart a Nationals comeback attempt.

Anthony Rendon homered twice for the Nationals, who snapped a three-game winning streak.

Corbin allowed seven runs on six hits in five innings in losing his third straight start.

''It's just been frustrating trying to figure out what I'm doing wrong,'' he said. ''I just gotta make better pitches out there, execute and just try to get better results.''

Reliever Evan Marshall (1-0) retired all four batters he faced to get the win. Marshall replaced starter Manny Banuelos with two outs and two on in the fifth and got Howie Kendrick to line out to third.

Alex Colome got the final five outs - working out of a bases-loaded jam in the eighth - for his 14th save in 14 chances.

Rendon's two-run shot with one out in the first gave the Nationals a quick 2-0 lead.

Chicago answered in the bottom half of the inning. Jose Abreu doubled off the wall with two outs and James McCann and Jimenez followed with walks to load the bases. Castillo then drove a 2-0 fastball from Corbin over the wall in center for a 4-2 lead.

Corbin retired the next seven batters before Jimenez led off the fourth with his long homer to make it 5-2.

In the sixth, Jimenez chased Corbin with an RBI double for a 6-2 lead. Yolmer Sanchez then drove in Jimenez with an RBI single to make it 7-2.

Washington pulled within three in the eighth on a two-run double by Yan Gomes off reliever Aaron Bummer. Later in the inning, the Nationals loaded the bases with two outs, but Colome got Adam Eaton to fly out to center.

Rendon led off the ninth with his second homer to cap the scoring.

ACT YOUR AGE

Jimenez's tape-measure shots - he also had a similar one to center in Kansas City over the weekend - has caught the attention of his teammates, including slugger Abreu.

''He says I'm not 22-years-old because I hit a ball too far,'' Jimenez said.

WEB GEM

Center fielder Victor Robles had the defensive play of the game with a diving catch on the warning track to take an extra base hit away from Chicago's Leury Garcia.

HEAD'S UP

Plate umpire Chad Whitson was struck in the head on a backswing by Chicago's Ryan Cordell in the second inning. After receiving treatment for several minutes by the White Sox training staff, Whitson was able to continue.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Nationals: 1B Matt Adams sat out with a left oblique strain suffered on a check swing Monday, but manager Dave Martinez is optimistic Adams will just miss the one game. ''He's a lot better than we anticipated,'' Martinez said.

White Sox: 3B Yoan Moncada was out of the lineup after leaving Monday's game after the sixth inning. He's listed as day-to-day with a mild mid lat-back strain. ''He's doing better today,'' manager Rick Renteria said. ''We'll continue to monitor him. We have a day off tomorrow and we'll reevaluate him on Thursday.''

UP NEXT

Nationals: RHP Erick Fedde (1-0, 2.93 ERA) starts Thursday night in the opener of a four-game home series against Arizona. RHP Zack Greinke (7-2, 2.87) goes for the Diamondbacks.

White Sox: RHP Ivan Nova (3-5, 6.28 ERA) takes the mound Thursday night in the opener of a four-game home series against the Yankees. LHP J.A. Happ (6-3, 4.48) pitches for New York.

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  • W: E. Marshall (1-0)L: P. Corbin (5-5)S: A. Colome (14)
  • HR: WAS - A. Rendon 2 (14), CHW - W. Castillo (5), E. Jimenez (9)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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A. Eaton RF50200014.274.357.397.7531.5
A. Rendon 3B42232102.320.422.6551.07614.0
J. Soto LF40200100.290.388.500.8883.0
H. Kendrick DH41000005.325.372.589.9612.0
B. Dozier 2B41200111.236.325.423.7483.5
Y. Gomes C-1B50120002.229.302.319.6214.0
G. Parra 1B30000011.217.285.343.627-0.5
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T. Anderson SS40000010.314.343.480.823-0.5
J. Abreu 1B41100010.246.293.496.7892.5
J. McCann DH32100120.329.376.487.8644.0
E. Jimenez LF33221100.239.289.452.74112.0
C. Tilson LF00000000.271.339.346.6850.0
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    BATTING
    • 2B - Y. Gomes (7)
    • HR - A. Rendon 2 (14)
    • RBI - A. Rendon 3 (46), Y. Gomes 2 (19)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Eaton 3 (3), A. Rendon, H. Kendrick 4 (4), B. Dozier, Y. Gomes, V. Robles
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Abreu (17), J. McCann (13), E. Jimenez (6)
    • HR - E. Jimenez (9), W. Castillo (5)
    • RBI - E. Jimenez 2 (19), W. Castillo 4 (15), Y. Sanchez (14)
    • 2-Out RBI - W. Castillo 4 (11), Y. Sanchez (3)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Cordell 2 (2)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - T. Turner (9)
    FIELDING
    • PB - Y. Gomes (7)
    FIELDING
    • PB - W. Castillo (4)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    P. Corbin (L, 5-5)5.06772524.111.22-2.5
    J. Guerra2.01000103.331.195.5
    K. Barraclough1.00000105.401.603.5
    PITCHERSIP
    P. Corbin (L, 5-5)5.0
    J. Guerra2.0
    K. Barraclough1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Banuelos4.25223217.001.823.0
    E. Marshall (W, 1-0)1.10000200.000.7211.0
    K. Herrera1.01000106.841.682.5
    A. Bummer0.12220001.450.70-4.0
    A. Colome (S, 14)1.21112012.390.726.0
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Banuelos4.2
    E. Marshall (W, 1-0)1.1
    K. Herrera1.0
    A. Bummer0.1
    A. Colome (S, 14)1.2
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - P. Corbin 88-53, J. Guerra 26-20, K. Barraclough 11-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Corbin 2-8, J. Guerra 1-4, K. Barraclough 1-1
    • Batters Faced - P. Corbin 23, J. Guerra 7, K. Barraclough 3
    PITCHING
    • WP - A. Bummer (2)
    • HBP - A. Bummer 2 (3)
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Banuelos 87-56, E. Marshall 12-9, K. Herrera 18-11, A. Bummer 15-9, A. Colome 39-23
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Banuelos 3-9, K. Herrera 1-1, A. Bummer 1-0, A. Colome 2-3
    • Batters Faced - M. Banuelos 22, E. Marshall 4, K. Herrera 4, A. Bummer 5, A. Colome 8
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    T. Turner SS31000220.277.328.529.8584.0
    A. Eaton RF50200014.274.357.397.7531.5
    A. Rendon 3B42232102.320.422.6551.07614.0
    J. Soto LF40200100.290.388.500.8883.0
    H. Kendrick DH41000005.325.372.589.9612.0
    B. Dozier 2B41200111.236.325.423.7483.5
    Y. Gomes C-1B50120002.229.302.319.6214.0
    G. Parra 1B30000011.217.285.343.627-0.5
    a- K. Suzuki PH-C00000000.278.331.487.8181.0
    V. Robles CF40000003.236.310.413.7230.0
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    • a-hit by pitch for Parra in the 8th
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    L. Garcia CF40000000.275.311.354.6650.0
    T. Anderson SS40000010.314.343.480.823-0.5
    J. Abreu 1B41100010.246.293.496.7892.5
    J. McCann DH32100120.329.376.487.8644.0
    E. Jimenez LF33221100.239.289.452.74112.0
    C. Tilson LF00000000.271.339.346.6850.0
    W. Castillo C41141011.190.283.370.6538.5
    J. Rondon 3B30000011.207.255.304.559-0.5
    Y. Sanchez 2B30210000.251.330.303.6333.0
    R. Cordell RF30000012.213.295.351.646-0.5
    M. Banuelos P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      BATTING
      • 2B - Y. Gomes (7)
      • HR - A. Rendon 2 (14)
      • RBI - A. Rendon 3 (46), Y. Gomes 2 (19)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Eaton 3 (3), A. Rendon, H. Kendrick 4 (4), B. Dozier, Y. Gomes, V. Robles
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Abreu (17), J. McCann (13), E. Jimenez (6)
      • HR - E. Jimenez (9), W. Castillo (5)
      • RBI - E. Jimenez 2 (19), W. Castillo 4 (15), Y. Sanchez (14)
      • 2-Out RBI - W. Castillo 4 (11), Y. Sanchez (3)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Cordell 2 (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - T. Turner (9)
      FIELDING
      • PB - Y. Gomes (7)
      FIELDING
      • PB - W. Castillo (4)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      P. Corbin (L, 5-5)5.06772524.111.22-2.5
      J. Guerra2.01000103.331.195.5
      K. Barraclough1.00000105.401.603.5
      Total8.0777272---
      PITCHERSIP
      P. Corbin (L, 5-5)5.0
      J. Guerra2.0
      K. Barraclough1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Banuelos4.25223217.001.823.0
      E. Marshall (W, 1-0)1.10000200.000.7211.0
      K. Herrera1.01000106.841.682.5
      A. Bummer0.12220001.450.70-4.0
      A. Colome (S, 14)1.21112012.390.726.0
      Total9.0955552---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Banuelos4.2
      E. Marshall (W, 1-0)1.1
      K. Herrera1.0
      A. Bummer0.1
      A. Colome (S, 14)1.2
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - P. Corbin 88-53, J. Guerra 26-20, K. Barraclough 11-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Corbin 2-8, J. Guerra 1-4, K. Barraclough 1-1
      • Batters Faced - P. Corbin 23, J. Guerra 7, K. Barraclough 3
      PITCHING
      • WP - A. Bummer (2)
      • HBP - A. Bummer 2 (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Banuelos 87-56, E. Marshall 12-9, K. Herrera 18-11, A. Bummer 15-9, A. Colome 39-23
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Banuelos 3-9, K. Herrera 1-1, A. Bummer 1-0, A. Colome 2-3
      • Batters Faced - M. Banuelos 22, E. Marshall 4, K. Herrera 4, A. Bummer 5, A. Colome 8
      • 9TH INNING
        Rendon homered to left57
      • 8TH INNING
        Gomes doubled to deep center, Kendrick and Dozier scored47
      • 6TH INNING
        Sanchez singled to center, Jimenez scored, Sanchez to second27
        Jimenez doubled to shallow center, McCann scored26
      • 4TH INNING
        Jimenez homered to center25
      • 1ST INNING
        Castillo homered to center, Abreu, McCann and Jimenez scored24
        Rendon homered to center, Turner scored20
      • 9TH INNING
        • Charlie Tilson in left field
        • A. Rendon: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Rendon homered to left
        • J. Soto: Strike looking, Soto flied out to center
        • H. Kendrick: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Kendrick grounded out to shortstop
        • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Dozier walked
        • Y. Gomes: Ball, Foul, Foul, Gomes reached on fielder's choice to third, Dozier out at second
        • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Aaron Bummer relieved Kelvin Herrera
        • J. Soto: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Soto grounded out to first
        • H. Kendrick: Strike looking, Ball, Kendrick hit by pitch
        • B. Dozier: Ball, Kendrick to second on wild pitch, Ball, Strike looking, Dozier reached on an infield single to third, Kendrick to third
        • Y. Gomes: Foul, Foul, Gomes doubled to deep center, Kendrick and Dozier scored
        • Kurt Suzuki hit for Gerardo Parra
        • K. Suzuki: Ball, Suzuki hit by pitch
        • Alex Colome relieved Aaron Bummer
        • V. Robles: Foul, Ball, Foul, Robles lined out to left
        • Tr. Turner: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Turner walked, Gomes to third, Suzuki to second
        • A. Eaton: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Eaton flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 8th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Kyle Barraclough relieved Javy Guerra
        • J. McCann: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
        • E. Jimenez: Jimenez grounded out to shortstop
        • W. Castillo: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Castillo fouled out to second
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Kelvin Herrera relieved Evan Marshall
        • V. Robles: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Robles grounded out to shortstop
        • Tr. Turner: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Turner struck out swinging
        • A. Eaton: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Eaton reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • A. Rendon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Rendon flied out to deep right
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Guerra Pitching:
        • L. Garcia: Ball, Garcia grounded out to second
        • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Anderson lined out to center
        • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Abreu lined out to center
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • E. Marshall Pitching:
        • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Dozier struck out swinging
        • Y. Gomes: Strike looking, Gomes fouled out to right
        • G. Parra: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Parra struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • P. Corbin Pitching:
        • J. McCann: Strike looking, McCann doubled to left center
        • E. Jimenez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, McCann to third on passed ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Jimenez doubled to shallow center, McCann scored
        • Javy Guerra relieved Patrick Corbin
        • W. Castillo: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Castillo struck out looking
        • Jo. Rondon: Foul, Foul, Rondon lined out to center
        • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Sanchez singled to center, Jimenez scored, Sanchez to second
        • R. Cordell: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Cordell flied out to deep left
        • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • M. Banuelos Pitching:
        • Tr. Turner: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Turner struck out swinging
        • A. Eaton: Ball, Strike looking, Eaton flied out to center
        • A. Rendon: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Ball, Rendon walked
        • J. Soto: Soto singled to center, Rendon to second
        • Evan Marshall relieved Manny Banuelos
        • H. Kendrick: Ball, Kendrick lined out to third
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • P. Corbin Pitching:
        • L. Garcia: Garcia lined out to center
        • T. Anderson: Anderson flied out to right
        • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • M. Banuelos Pitching:
        • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Dozier singled to shallow right
        • Y. Gomes: Ball, Gomes flied out to deep right
        • G. Parra: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Parra lined out to left
        • V. Robles: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Dozier to second on passed ball, Foul, Robles grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • P. Corbin Pitching:
        • E. Jimenez: Strike looking, Ball, Jimenez homered to center
        • W. Castillo: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Castillo flied out to deep center
        • Jo. Rondon: Strike looking, Foul, Rondon flied out to left
        • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Sanchez singled to left center
        • R. Cordell: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Cordell reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Sanchez out at second
        • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • M. Banuelos Pitching:
        • Tr. Turner: Strike looking, Turner lined out to center
        • A. Eaton: Strike looking, Ball, Eaton singled to shallow center
        • A. Rendon: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Rendon grounded out to third, Eaton to second
        • J. Soto: Soto reached on an infield single to second, Eaton to third
        • H. Kendrick: Strike looking, Kendrick flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • P. Corbin Pitching:
        • T. Anderson: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
        • J. Abreu: Abreu lined out to left
        • J. McCann: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • M. Banuelos Pitching:
        • Y. Gomes: Gomes lined out to center
        • G. Parra: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Parra grounded out to shortstop
        • V. Robles: Strike looking, Ball, Robles flied out to deep right
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • P. Corbin Pitching:
        • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Sanchez flied out to right
        • R. Cordell: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Cordell struck out swinging
        • L. Garcia: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Garcia lined out to center
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • M. Banuelos Pitching:
        • Tr. Turner: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Turner walked
        • A. Eaton: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Eaton struck out looking
        • A. Rendon: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Turner stole second, Foul, Ball, Foul, Rendon homered to center, Turner scored
        • J. Soto: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Soto walked
        • H. Kendrick: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Kendrick lined out to right
        • B. Dozier: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Dozier flied out to center
        • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • P. Corbin Pitching:
        • L. Garcia: Strike looking, Garcia grounded out to third
        • T. Anderson: Anderson lined out to right
        • J. Abreu: Ball, Abreu doubled to deep left
        • J. McCann: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, McCann walked
        • E. Jimenez: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Jimenez walked, Abreu to third, McCann to second
        • W. Castillo: Ball, Ball, Castillo homered to center, Abreu, McCann and Jimenez scored
        • Jo. Rondon: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Rondon struck out looking
        • End of the 1st (4 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)