After winning six out of seven games, the Chicago White Sox have been dealt back-to-back crushing losses, including a 6-4 defeat at the hands of the Washington Nationals on Wednesday afternoon.
Tied 4-4 in the bottom of the ninth inning, White Sox reliever Alex Colomé surrendered a walk-off home run to Nationals star Trea Turner to send the Sox to their second straight defeat in the nation’s capital.
Dylan Covey pitched five innings and gave up two earned runs while striking out four batters and scattering seven hits.
The White Sox hit three home runs in the game, with José Abreu clubbing his 16th home run of the season in the eighth inning. Welington Castillo and Yoán Moncada also hit home runs for the White Sox in the losing effort.
Kurt Suzuki drove in a pair of runs for the Nationals as they swept the brief two-game series against the South Siders.
Suzuki and the Nationals got on the board early against Covey, scoring runs in the second and fourth innings to grab a 2-0 lead. The catcher had an RBI single in the second inning for the game’s first run, and his RBI groundout in the fourth inning scored Juan Soto and put the Nationals ahead by a pair of runs.
The White Sox finally broke through against Anibal Sanchez in the sixth inning, as Moncada homered to left-center field. The Nationals answered right back in the sixth inning, as Victor Robles hit a sacrifice fly to right field and Suzuki scored on an error by Tim Anderson to make it a 4-1 game.
The White Sox did stage a comeback in the eighth inning, with Abreu hitting a two-run home run in the frame and Castillo blasting a solo shot to tie the game at 4-4.
Unfortunately for Chicago, the home runs weren’t enough, as the Nationals got to Colomé in the ninth inning. With Brian Dozier on base, Turner launched a two-run home run over the wall in left field to give the Nationals a walk-off 6-4 win.
The White Sox will have a day off before heading to Kansas City for a three-game set with the Royals beginning on Friday night. Iván Nova is expected to get the start for the South Siders in the contest.