White Sox held in check again in loss to Padres
BY TONI GINNETTI For Sun-Times Media May 31, 2014 5:18PM
Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Andre Rienzo delivers during the first inning of an interleague baseball game against the San Diego Padres on Saturday, May 31, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
Updated: May 31, 2014 11:59PM
The White Sox have gone from hot against the division-rival Indians to cold against the National League’s Padres.
On the heels of sweeping three games from the Indians, the Sox sputtered on offense for the second consecutive game Saturday in a 4-2 loss that dropped them below .500 again (28-29).
The Sox had only five hits, four of them singles. The Padres had 10, including seven against starter Andre Rienzo (4-2), who had his shortest outing of the season and lost his second straight.
Rienzo lasted only 3 1/3 innings, giving up two runs in the second and another in the third.
Padres starter Tyson Ross (6-4) worked six innings, giving up two runs but only one earned.
Infielder Conor Gillaspie saw his six-game hitting streak end, though shortstop Alexei Ramirez went 2-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to six games.
Padres closer Huston Street earned his second consecutive save and 17th of the season.
The Sox were held without a hit in the final four innings after going hitless in the last five innings Friday.