Sox' Keuchel gives up career-high 10 runs to Guardians


The first game of Wednesday's doubleheader between the Chicago White Sox and the Cleveland Guardians was disastrous for Dallas Keuchel.

The Sox lost 11-1 with the Guardians netting nine runs in the second inning alone.  José Ramírez provided tallied four of those runs with a grand slam, giving his team a 7-0 lead at the time.

Despite it being an off day for Keuchel, the lefty didn't feel too bad about his pitches. According to Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times, Keuchel said he felt he only threw two bad pitches, one of of which was the cutter Ramírez hit for the grand slam.

"I'll take nine singles and a blast," Keuchel said. "Three hard hit balls all day. First pitch swings, ground balls, I mean, really all I wanted."

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Keuchel didn't get much support defensively either. The Sox had a combined three fielding errors in the first two innings.

"Just when you've seen it all, you really haven't," he said.

The Guardians recorded eight straight hits off Keuchel before he was pulled with no outs in the second. Rookie relief pitcher Tanner Banks replaced Keuchel and got out of the inning. Banks allowed zero hits and struck out two in four innings of work.

In his previous start, the former Cy Young Award winner recorded his 100th career win and was humbled by the experience.

“Not gonna lie, I feel like this should’ve been a couple years previously," Keuchel said about the milestone game. "But you never let this game get too ahead of yourself and that was a very humbling experience, not to reach it until right now."

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