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White Sox

White Sox top Phillies on Abreu's hit off outfielder in 15th

The White Sox's Jose Abreu runs the bases after hitting a two-run home run in the third inning against the Phillies on Friday in Philadelphia.
The White Sox's Jose Abreu runs the bases after hitting a two-run home run in the third inning against the Phillies on Friday in Philadelphia.

PHILADELPHIA – Jose Abreu hit an RBI single off outfielder Roman Quinn in the 15th inning, and the White Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 4-3, Friday night.

Phillies pitcher Vince Velasquez, playing left field, threw out the potential go-ahead run in the 14th with Quinn (0-1) on the mound. He nearly did it again in the 15th, but Leury Garcia barely beat the throw.

Josh Osich (1-0) tossed two innings for the win, and the Sox used nine pitchers to snap a four-game losing streak.

Things got weird in the 14th when Quinn went to the mound for his third career appearance and second this season. He allowed nine runs in three innings in his previous two outings.

Abreu walked to start the inning and went to second after third baseman Maikel Franco caught Eloy Jiménez’s liner but threw wild to first base trying to double Abreu up. James McCann followed with a single to left, but Velasquez charged it perfectly and fired a strike to the plate to retire Abreu.

Quinn then intentionally walked Ryan Goins to bring up pitcher Carson Fulmer for his first career at-bat. Fulmer ripped a grounder down the line but Franco made a diving, backhanded grab and threw to first in time to get him. Fulmer injured his leg hustling down the line and was replaced by Osich.

Quinn got the first two batters in the 15th before Garcia singled and Tim Anderson walked. Abreu followed with a single to left and Garcia just beat Velasquez’s throw from left. Velasquez made a diving catch to end the inning.

Jason Vargas looked sharp in his first start since the Phillies acquired him from the Mets. The soft-tossing lefty allowed two runs and five hits, striking out five in 61/3 innings.

With Phillies closer Hector Neris serving a three-game suspension, the bullpen was short and couldn’t secure a 3-2 lead in the ninth.

Juan Nicasio gave up a double to Jiménez with one out. He struck out James McCann, but lefty Jose Alvarez entered and allowed an infield single to Ryan Goins before pinch-hitter Matt Skole lined an RBI single to right to tie it at 3-3.

Quinn blasted his third homer into the upper deck in right field in the third to cut the Sox’s lead to 2-1. He reached on a bunt single with one out in the seventh off Aaron Bummer, stole second and advanced to third on Cesar Hernandez’s infield single. Segura bounced an RBI single to right to give the Phillies a 3-2 lead and advanced to second on the throw.

Bummer escaped further trouble by striking out Bryce Harper and J.T. Realmuto after he intentionally walked Rhys Hoskins to load the bases. The Phillies had the bases loaded with only one out in the first, seventh and eighth but didn’t score a run.

Sox starter Ivan Nova allowed two runs – one earned – and five hits in five-plus innings.

Anderson hit a double with two outs in the third and Abreu launched his 23rd homer out to left-center to give the Sox a 2-0 lead.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Sox: Catcher Welington Castillo was placed on the family medical emergency leave list, and catcher Seby Zavala was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte.

Phillies: Left-hander Adam Morgan was placed on the 10-day injury list with a left flexor strain. Morgan said he isn’t sure when he can return.

UP NEXT

Lefty Ross Detwiler (1-1, 6.35 ERA) goes for the Sox, and righty Aaron Nola (9-2, 3.72) starts for the Phillies on Saturday night.

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