Hunter Gaddis, Guardians empty White Sox
Hunter Gaddis and four relievers combined for three hits and Mike Zunino hit a two-run homer. Cleveland Guardians He won 3-0 against the guest Chicago White Sox on Monday
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Gaddis (1-1) had two hits in six innings for his first major league victory. Sam Hentges, Nick Sandlin and Trevor Stephan followed before Emmanuel Clase retired white socks ninth in order for his 16th save
The unexpected pitching matchup featured Gaddis and Chicago right-hander Jesse Scholtens (0-2), who allowed one run on two hits in five innings after starter Jimmy Lambert entered his first scoreless start.
Scholtens was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte to replace expected starter Mike Clevinger, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list with right wrist inflammation. Scholtens issued two walks and struck out one.
Gaddis was recalled from Triple-A Columbus before the game to replace Peyton Battenfield in the IL with right shoulder inflammation. Gaddis walked one and struck out four while throwing 90 pitches.
Cleveland pushed across a run with two outs in the second when Gabriel Arias scored on a wild pitch. Arias walked to open the inning, advanced to second on Will Brennan’s single and advanced to third after Brennan was thrown out trying to steal second base.
Chicago, seeking its fourth straight win of the season, lasted an extra-base hit and struck out nine.
THE Guardians They added to their lead in the seventh inning with two outs off Gregory Santos on Zunino’s two-run shot to right. Zunino entered the game on a 1-29 slump. The home run was just his second since April 2 and his first since April 28
Chicago had two runners on with two outs in the top of the seventh, but Jake Burger grounded out to Sandlin to end the inning.
Clase needed just 14 pitches in the ninth inning to help Cleveland record its fourth shutout of the season.
— Field Level Media