Lucas Giolito excellent in fifth start for White Sox
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Lucas Giolito looked the part again Wednesday, pitching like the kind of starter who could be a rotation piece for years to come should he carry on with what he’s shown in his first five outings for the White Sox.
Holding the Royals to x over 6 1/3 innings in the Sox game against the Royals at Kauffman Stadium, he left having thrown 93 pitches and leading 3-1 with Alex Gordon on base with the Royals fourth hit, a soft one-out single to left — the 6-6 right-hander gave up four hits and walked three while striking out three and lowering his ERA to a tidy 2.56.
The only hard hit ball of the four hits against Bummer was Salvador Perez’ homer in the sixth inning that cut the Sox lead to 3-1. Alcides Escobar broke his bat on a single in the fourth.
Adam Engel drove in two runs against left-hander Eric Skoglund in the second and Tyler Saladino singled home Avisail Garcia, who had doubled with two outs, in the third. The Royals tied the game with two runs in the eighth against right-hander Danny Farquhar, leaving Giolito with his first no-decision.
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Source:: Chicago Sun-Times – Sports