Behind another strong pitching performance from Lucas Giolito, the Chicago White Sox snapped their three game losing streak and defeated the Kansas City Royals on Saturday afternoon.
Giolito, whose ERA dropped to 2.28 in the game, gave up just three hits and zero runs in 7.2 innings of work, and struck out 11 Kansas City batters. The win pushes Giolito’s record to 9-1 on the season, and further helped to solidify his status as one of the top pitchers in the American League this season.
Eloy Jiménez cracked his seventh inning of the season in the second inning, driving in both of Chicago’s runs in the contest.
Outside of that long ball, Royals hurler Brad Keller had a strong day on the mound, but he ultimately took the loss despite giving up just two earned runs in eight innings.
Reynaldo López will take on the Royals in Sunday’s season finale, set to start at 1:15 p.m. on WGN.