Guardians shut out White Sox 4-0
By: Mike Stiles - Tuesday, April 9, 2024

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(CLEVELAND) – Jose Ramírez hit a two run homer, his 100th at Progressive Field, and the Cleveland Guardians followed a total solar eclipse by winning first-year manager Stephen Vogt’s home debut, 4-0 over the Chicago White Sox. Ramírez connected in the fifth inning off Bryan Shaw and helped the Guardians improve to 8-2. and have won five straight. It was Ramírez's 174th homer, moving him past Al Rosen for the most by a third baseman in Cleveland history. Triston McKenzie (1-1) pitched 5 2/3 innings for Cleveland, off to a surprising start and its best since 2011. The right-hander combined with four relievers on a four-hitter, with Clase working the ninth. The White Sox dropped their fifth straight to fall to 1-9. They were shut for the fourth time and have scored an MLB-low 16 runs, the club's fewest in 10 games since 1968. They went 0 for 7 with runners in scoring position, leaving them with a .091 average in those situations. Chicago wasn't much better in the field, committing three errors, two by third baseman Yoán Moncada.