CHICAGO (AP) — Lucas Giolito struck out 10, Luis Robert made a game-saving catch and Matt Foster worked out of a major jam Wednesday night as the Chicago White Sox beat the Chicago Cubs 4-3 at Wrigley Field.
José Abreu and Leury García homered for the White Sox, who overcame an early 3-1 deficit.
Giolito (1-1) reached double digits in strikeouts for the 14th time since joining the White Sox in 2017. He allowed three hits in 5 2/3 innings, including home runs by Nico Hoerner and Patrick Wisdom in the second.
After issuing a walk to Ian Happ, the right-hander was pulled in favor of Reynaldo Lopez.
Willson Contreras ripped a drive to deep center field, where Robert sprinted to make the grab before his left shoulder crashed into the brick wall. Robert laid on the warning track for several seconds before trotting off the field under his own power.
“Well, he’s strong, but he’s not as strong as that brick wall out there,” White Sox manager Tony La Russa said. “He kept saying he’s OK. He hit himself pretty hard.”
The Cubs, held to three hits through seven innings, put the potential tying and go-ahead runs on base with no outs in the eighth. Foster relieved Aaron Bummer and retired the next three batters, punctuated by a called third strike on Happ.
Liam Hendricks pitched the ninth for his seventh save.
“That’s the kind of win that makes us feel good, especially coming off of last night,” Giolito said. “That was a big one, and this one — trending in the right direction. Unbelievable effort from everybody.”
The White Sox (11-13) swept the two-game series against their intercity rivals and stretched their winning streak to three. The Cubs (10-14) lost for the fifth time in six games.
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