Philadelphia Phillies Defeat Chicago White Sox 5-2 to Take 2-1 Series Lead
The Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Chicago White Sox 5-2 on Wednesday to take a 2-1 lead in their three-game series. The Phillies were led by a strong pitching performance from Zach Wheeler, who allowed just two runs on four hits over seven innings. Wheeler struck out seven and walked one.
The Phillies got on the board in the first inning when Kyle Schwarber led off with a double and scored on a single by Bryce Harper. The Phillies added another run in the second inning on a sacrifice fly by J.T. Realmuto.The White Sox got on the board in the fourth inning when Andrew Vaughn hit a solo home run. The White Sox cut the lead to 2-1 in the fifth inning when Luis Robert hit an RBI single.
The Phillies added two insurance runs in the seventh inning on a single by Jean Segura and a double by Rhys Hoskins.
The Phillies bullpen was solid, as Andrew Bellatti, Seranthony Dominguez, and Brad Hand combined to pitch two scoreless innings.
The Phillies improved to 7-11 on the season, while the White Sox fell to 7-11.
• Zach Wheeler pitched seven strong innings, allowing just two runs on four hits.
• Kyle Schwarber led off the game with a double and scored on a single by Bryce Harper.
• J.T. Realmuto hit a sacrifice fly in the second inning to give the Phillies a 2-0 lead.
• Andrew Vaughn hit a solo home run in the fourth inning for the White Sox.
• Luis Robert hit an RBI single in the fifth inning to cut the Phillies’ lead to 2-1.
• Jean Segura hit a single and Rhys Hoskins hit a double in the seventh inning to give the Phillies a 5-1 lead.
• Andrew Bellatti, Seranthony Dominguez, and Brad Hand combined to pitch two scoreless innings in relief of Zach Wheeler.