Williams helps Pirates shut out struggling Sox

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Trevor Williams scattered six hits in seven innings, Adam Frazier homered to start a four-run first, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the White Sox, 7-0, Tuesday night to send the Sox to their worst start since 1948.

Josh Bell doubled twice and drove in three runs, Sean Rodriguez had an RBI triple, and Colin Moran and Gregory Polanco each added run-scoring doubles for the Pirates.

The White Sox are 20-41 in their last 61 Wednesday games and 15-38 in their last 53 during game two of a series.

The Pirates jumped all over Lopez (0-3) after he had held them to two runs in 7 1/3 innings the last time out.

The Pirates characterized Marte's departure as right side discomfort. Santiago has made two starts this season.

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Chicago did not get a boost from the return of leadoff man Yoan Moncada, who was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list after recovering from a tight left hamstring.

Four days earlier, he gave up four runs and seven hits - including two home runs - in five innings before the Pirates rallied for a 6-5 win in Chicago. "I thought it was just two pitches that left the yard".

Marte doubled and scored in the first inning but was removed from the game before his second at-bat in the third inning. "I feel like, for the most part, we were anticipating slower, earlier and it kind of just worked out for us". "Hopefully we caught it early enough to where it won't bother me for the rest of the year or anything", Taillon said. The Cubs and Cardinals are a game back.

He is 0-3 in six ensuing starts, including giving up a season-high seven runs in 3 2/3 innings April 25 against Detroit.