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White Socks Aim to Extend Inter-League Magic vs. Giants

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The Chicago White Sox will have the opportunity to dominate the Road Series and improve the impressive Interleague record by winning the host San Francisco Giants three times in a row on Sunday afternoon.

The White Sox started with right-handed Lance Lynn and Dylan Cease, using strong starting pitchers as the basis for 1-0 and 5-3 wins in the first two games of the set.

Giants right-handed John Brebbia (3-1, 2.70) opposes in the opening round, and Lighty Lucas Giolito (4-4, 5.19 ERA) tries to complete a hat-trick.

The White Sox scored a total of 14 hits with two wins, but increased the inter-league record to 6-3, achieving the third best mark among Americans. did. Fifth best in all league teams and baseball.

They got three out of four from the Chicago Cubs and lost two out of three to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the previous Interleague series.

In the first two games in San Francisco, small things made a difference, said White Sox manager Tony La Russa.

"We put the ball into play (and) the guys aggressively ran the base," he said after Saturday's victory. "And some big swings."

One of Gavin Sheets' big swings was a grand slam with Giants left fielder Joc Pederson's right fielder, with Chicago 1-0 in the fourth inning. Brought a line drive when I drew. By the time Pederson took a step and stepped back, the ball was sailing a few feet over the glove for what was determined to be a two-run double.

The White Sox never dragged.

The innings were set by a grounder's slow error with possible double play. The same thing happened after two innings, and two more runs.

Giants manager Gabe Kapler raised his hand in an attempt to explain his defensive mistake.

"We are serious about coordinating processes and practice. That's really all we can control," he said of pre-match training. "When the ball is hit, the instinct is taken over and we lose control of it."

Kapler was the only start of the season in Miami last month, with four batters Nolan 1 We want Blevia's better defensive support with a 15-6 win in the innings.

The 27-year-old opposed the White Sox twice in his career, not allowing a hit in two innings. Three of the six outs he recorded were due to strikeouts.

Meanwhile, Giolito from California will make his first professional start in San Francisco. He played against the Giants only once in his career. At his eighth career start in 2017, he lost after allowing Pablo Sandoval a 9-2 home run of three runs.

Giolito has achieved 0-2 ERA in the last four innings and achieved 30 hits and 21 runs in 21 innings. His recent outings were the best of the four, limiting the Los Angeles Angels to two runs in six innings at the start of the team's current trip on Monday, defeating them 4-3.

– Field-level media