Shane Bieber set a few more records Friday night. He extended his streak to 18 for the most consecutive games with at least eight strikeouts. Bieber rung up 11 White Sox batters to surpass Randy Johnson’s streak of 17.
Bieber has not had a start with less than eight strikeouts since 2019. He did give up seven hits and three runs. Reliever Cal Quantrill was up in the bullpen in the fifth, but Bieber was able to get out of the inning. He came back out in the sixth and was dominant.
The offense provided run support to Bieber giving the ace his third win. Jose Ramirez had a two-run double and a solo shot. Ramirez extended his hitting streak to eight games.
Cesar Hernandez attempted to bunt and fouled a ball off his hand. He left the game. Yu Chang slid over to cover second base and Jake Bauers came in at first for Chang.
Hernandez had an x-ray after the game and it didn’t show a fracture. It’s a contusion and Tito said he’ll see how Hernandez feels Saturday.
The bullpen was lights out. Bryan Shaw, James Karinchak, and Emmanuel Clase silenced the White Sox’s bats. It was a cold night in Chi Town, but the Tribe’s pitchers were red hot.
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