SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Brandon Crawford tied the game with a two-out single in the bottom of the ninth inning, though the San Francisco Giants could do no more damage despite loading the bases with no outs.
Thy paid for the lack of production.
Gordon Beckham hit an RBI single with two outs in the 10th inning and the Chicago White Sox beat the Giants 3-2 on Tuesday night after blowing a two-run lead in the ninth.
Jake Petricka started the ninth for the White Sox after Chris Sale sailed through eight shutout innings. Pablo Sandoval, Mike Morse and pinch-hitter Travis Ishikawa each singled to load the bases for Joe Panik.
Panik hit a ball up the middle that Beckham somehow gloved and started a double play, with Sandoval scoring.
"If the ball gets by we're talking a different game," Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong said. "Gordon made a great play and saved the game for them right there."
Beckham hit an 0-1 pitch from San Francisco reliever Santiago Casilla (1-2) past Crawford into left field. Moises Sierra, who entered the game as a late defensive replacement, scored easily.
Adam Dunn hit a two-run home run off Vogelsong in the first.
"I wasn't even trying to throw a strike," Vogelsong said. "My two-seamer was running all over the place in the bullpen but for some reason that one stayed on the plate. He's a big, strong man and he put a good swing on it."
Zach Putnam (4-2) pitched 1 1-3 innings for the win.
Sale struck out 12 and walked two over eight solid innings in his best start of the season. It's the 16th time in 77 career starts that Sale has fanned 10 or more — second-most in franchise history — and a team-record ninth time with 12 or more.
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