Sox snap five-game slide behind Cabrera
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[June 10, 2016]
CHICAGO -- Melky Cabrera went
2-for-3 with two doubles, two RBIs and a run scored, and the Chicago
White Sox held on for a 3-1 win over the Washington Nationals on
Brett Lawrie added a run-scoring double for the White Sox, who
scored all of their runs in the first inning. Chicago (30-30)
snapped a five-game losing skid and won for only the seventh time in
the past 27 games.
Daniel Murphy went 1-for-4 with a home run to lead the Nationals.
Washington (36-24) managed one run on five hits after breaking out
for 31 runs in its previous three games.
Right-hander Miguel Gonzalez (1-1) provided a much-needed quality
start for the White Sox, who taxed their bullpen in recent days
because of short outings by right-handers Mat Latos and James
Shields. Gonzalez limited the Nationals to one run on three hits in
six innings. He walked none and struck out five.
Left-hander Gio Gonzalez (3-5) found his footing after allowing
three of the first five White Sox batters to score. Gonzalez
recovered for a seven-inning performance in which he allowed three
runs on five hits. He walked two and struck out 10.
White Sox right-hander David Robertson pitched a scoreless ninth
inning for his 14th save. Left-hander Zach Duke and right-hander
Nate Jones combined with Robertson for three scoreless innings of
The White Sox opened the scoring with a three-run first inning.
Cabrera drove in a pair of runs with an opposite-field double that
skipped beneath the glove of diving center fielder Michael Taylor.
Lawrie followed with a double down the left-field line to score
Daniel Murphy lofted a home run over the right-field wall to cut the
deficit to 3-1 leading off the fifth inning. White Sox fielder Adam
Eaton climbed the wall to attempt to rob Murphy of his 11th home
run, but could only watch as the ball drifted several feet over his
head and landed in the Nationals' bullpen.
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White Sox left fielder Melky Cabrera (53) hits a two-RBI double
against the Washington Nationals during the first inning at U.S.
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NOTES: The White Sox signed 1B/DH Justin Morneau to a one-year, $1
million contract for the rest of the season. Morneau, 35, is
recovering from offseason elbow surgery and does not expect to be
available until around the All-Star break. He hit .310 with three
home runs and 15 RBIs in 49 games with the Colorado Rockies in 2015.
... Nationals OF Ben Revere received a routine day off for the
finale of a nine-game, 11-day road trip. ... The White Sox
designated RHP Mat Latos for assignment and promoted RHP Tyler
Danish from Double-A Birmingham. Latos, 28, became expendable after
surrendering 29 earned runs in his past 36 innings. He was 6-2 with
a 4.62 ERA in 11 starts. ... Nationals C Jose Lobaton made his first
start since June 3 and went 1-for-3 in place of C Wilson Ramos, who
had the day off.
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