The White Sox avoided a sweep with a 6-2 win over the Mets

July 20, 2023; New York City, New York, USA; Chicago White Sox second baseman Elvis Andrus (1) followed up with an RBI sacrifice fly against the New York Mets during the second inning at Citi Field. Image: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Yasmani Grandal scores two double hits and Elvis Andrus adds an RBI triple as the Chicago White Sox score four points in the sixth inning to edge home the New York Mets, 6-2 on Thursday afternoon.

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White Sox starter Michael Kopech (4-8) allowed just two hits, both by Omar Narvaez, including a solo homer in the fifth inning. Kopech, who earned his first win in eight starts, walked four times and had five hits in 5 2/3 innings

The White Sox avoided being swept out of the three game series, although they won for the fifth time in their last 15 games.

Left-hander Jose Quintana (0-1) lost in his season debut for the Mets after undergoing bone graft surgery to the left rib in March. He gave up two runs in five innings, allowed six hits but no walks and fanned out three

The Mets’ three-game winning streak is over, although they have won nine of their last 14 games

New York were 2-1 to sixth when Chicago capitalized on a mistake with reliever Drew Smith taking over.

Luis Robert Jr. until when first baseman Pete Alonso misplayed his grounder. Robert stole second and moved up to third on the single Eloy Jimenez. After walking down the base, Grandal’s double made it 4-1.

Another run scored with sacrifice, and Andrus ripped a triple to right of center to take a 6-1 lead. In the 2/3 innings, Smith was charged with four runs (one earned) on three hits and one walk.

The Mets were trailing 2-0 until Narvaez hit his first homer of the season in fifth

The White Sox scored a quick run against Quintana, earning three straight singles, the last by Jimenez, to earn a run in the first. The second. Zach Remillard doubled and scored with sacrifice

Outfield The Mets hit a double. The team places Starling Marte (migraine) on the injured list. Then, left winger Tommy Pham was eliminated with a left foot problem after a double-play groundout in the third set

Alonso hit a home run in the eighth round. It was only his second RBI in his last nine games.

–Field Level Media

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