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The Journal Gazette

Thursday, June 14, 2018 1:00 am


White Sox pitcher foils Indians

Associated Press

CHICAGO – Dylan Covey carried a shutout into the eighth inning, continuing his impressive June and helping the Chicago White Sox beat Trevor Bauer and the Cleveland Indians 3-2 on Wednesday night.

Covey (3-1) allowed 10 hits – all singles – and walked none. The 26-year-old right-hander improved to 3-0 with a 1.53 ERA in five starts since he was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte last month.

Covey left after the first two batters reached in the eighth. Edwin Encarnacion hit a one-out RBI single and Yonder Alonso doubled home a run before Jace Fry struck out Melky Cabrera and Jason Kipnis, preserving Chicago's 3-2 lead.

RED SOX 5, ORIOLES 1: In Baltimore, Chris Sale struck out nine, allowed one run and gave up two hits before being ejected in the seventh inning for arguing while leaving field. Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez homered for the Red Sox, who are 9-1 against the Orioles this season. Baltimore has lost seven straight and 14 of 16.

NATIONALS 5, YANKEES 4: In New York, teenage rookie Juan Soto homered twice and drove in four runs, becoming the youngest player in 29 years to go deep in a regular-season game at Yankee Stadium. The 19-year-old lofted a three-run homer in the fourth inning and launched a titanic shot to right-center in the seventh to put the Nationals in front 5-4.

REDS 7, ROYALS 0: In Kansas City, Missouri, Tyler Mahle allowed three hits while pitching into the seventh, and Adam Duvall hit a ninth-inning grand slam for the Reds. Mahle (5-6) allowed only one runner to touch second base in 61/3 innings.

 PADRES 4, CARDINALS 2: In St. Louis, Eric Lauer carried a shutout into the sixth inning, Manuel Margot had three hits and San Diego won its fifth straight series. Marcell Ozuna homered for the Cardinals, who have lost three of four.