Gavin Sheets delivered two hits and three RBIs and Luis Robert Jr. had three hits and an RBI to back five strong innings from Dylan Cease and help the host Chicago White Sox defeat the San Francisco Giants 7-3 on Wednesday afternoon
Yoan Moncada and Andrew Benintendi supported Chicago's 13-hit attack with two hits apiece. The White Sox, who evened their home-opening series with the Giants at one game apiece behind a combined four-hitter, have at least 10 hits in five of their six games this season
Cease improved to 1-0 despite struggling with his command. Cease walked five in five innings but was otherwise sharp, spacing one run and one hit with eight strikeouts.
J.D. Davis provided the Giants' lone run and hit against Cease, smacking a solo homer to the opposite field in right with one out in the second inning
Trailing 4-1 in the seventh, San Francisco brought the potential go-ahead run to the plate with two out, but Reynaldo Lopez preserved the lead by striking out Joc Pederson following a walk to David Villar.
Bryce Johnson's leadoff single in the inning was the Giants' only other hit in the game until Wilmer Flores and Pederson doubled in the ninth. Pederson's hit scored two runs
The White Sox grabbed an early lead with a two-run first, with Andrew Vaughn (double) and Sheets (single) collecting consecutive RBI hits
Chicago's fifth-inning rally featured second baseman Elvis Andrus' 2,000th career hit. One pitch after umpires stopped the pitch clock to allow the White Sox to recognize the milestone, Hanser Alberto delivered an RBI single to score Oscar Colas
Robert then lined an opposite-field, RBI double to score Andrus and extend the White Sox lead to 4-1
Giants right-hander Logan Webb recovered to retire the next two batters and end the threat. Webb (0-2) scattered four runs and nine hits in five innings with zero walks and four strikeouts. His ERA stands at 6.55 through two starts covering 11 innings
White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson was ejected in the third inning for arguing with the umpire following a strikeout
--Field Level Media