Kopech shines as White Sox beat Rockies 2-1
Wednesday, July 27, 2022

(DENVER) – Michael Kopech pitched shutout ball into the sixth inning, and the Chicago White Sox topped the host Colorado Rockies 2-1 on Tuesday night. Yasmani Grandal had three hits in Chicago's third straight win. Yoán Moncada doubled home Adam Engel in the seventh. LINKC. All-Star closer Liam Hendriks worked a rocky ninth for his 19th save, surrendering Ryan McMahon’s leadoff homer. Pinch-hitter Elias Díaz walked with two out, but Hendriks got Charlie Blackmon to bounce to shortstop. Colorado wasted a stellar performance by Germán Márquez (6-8), who permitted one run and seven hits in six innings. The right-hander has allowed five earned runs over his last 19 2/3 innings. Kopech (4-6) worked out of jams in the second and fifth and departed after allowing six hits in 5 1/3 innings. Jimmy Lambert got two outs, and Joe Kelly worked the seventh. Kendall Graveman pitched the eighth before Hendriks came in. Chicago jumped in front in the fourth. With runners on first and third, Eloy Jiménez scored on an error by shortstop Garrett Hampson on a potential double-play ball by AJ Pollock. Chicago turned inning-ending double plays in the second, fifth, sixth and seventh.

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