White Sox shut out Cleveland in 2-0 win
By: Mike Stiles - Saturday, August 8, 2020

Dylan Cease in action against Cleveland (photo courtesy of Yahoo Sports)

(CHICAGO) – Dylan Cease got into trouble over and over again. He also escaped each time. Cease showed off his poise while working five shutout innings, and the Chicago White Sox beat Aaron Civale and the Cleveland Indians 2-0 on Friday night. The 24 year old Cease walked the leadoff man four times and hit a batter, but he managed to make some big pitches at key moments. He allowed two hits and struck out four. Cease made his big league debut last July and went 4-7 with a 5.79 ERA in 14 starts. An outing like the one he had against Cleveland might have gone in a different direction last year. The Indians went 1 for 8 with runners in scoring position and left 10 runners on base, continuing a season-long problem and wasting a terrific start by Civale. They had won three in a row, including a 13-0 victory over Cincinnati on Thursday night. Civale (1-2) allowed five hits, struck out five and walked one in seven innings. The White Sox got their first run in the first. Luis Robert walked, advanced to third on Yoan Moncada's single to right and scored when Jose Abreu bounced into a double play. Adam Engel made it 2-0 when he connected for a solo drive on Nick Wittgren's first pitch of the eighth. It was Engel's homer second of the season. After Cease (2-1) departed, Aaron Bummer and Evan Marshall combined for three innings before Alex Colome finished the four-hitter for his fourth save. The White Sox won for the seventh time in nine games, bouncing back nicely after a pair of losses to the Brewers. Cease got some help from his defense in the third. James McCann cut down Delino DeShields attempting to steal second for the first out of the inning. Second baseman Danny Mendick then robbed Cesar Hernandez with a diving stop.