Yoan Moncada clapped a triple homerun, Jose Abreu hit a double shot, and Ryan Goins and James McCann added back-to-back solo homer to support a complete four-hitter from Ivan Nova and to lead the host Chicago White Sox past the Miami Marlins 9-1 on Monday evening.
Chicago opened a season-long 10-game home booth with a nine-stage attack that enabled the team’s third victory in four games. It was more than enough insult for Nova, who delivered his first complete game since April 29, 2017, when he defeated the Marlins as a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Nova entered the game with good career numbers against Miami – 4-0 with a 0.98 ERA in four starts. He maintained the trend Monday after meeting Marlin’s leadoff Curtis Granderson to start the game, limiting Miami to four goals and one run with zero steps and five strikeouts.
Abreu ignited the offensive with a run scoring double in the first inning and later scored on Moncada’s RBI Single One One Dough. This duo had two hits each with Jon Jay and Goins.
The White Sox started their Homer fireworks when Abreu was connected to Miami right-hander Trevor Richards (3-12) with an out in the third for his club-leading 22nd roundtripper of the season.
Moncada homed against Richards in the fifth round to offer valuable insurance and build a new career with his 18th home run. An inning later, the white Sox joined for back-to-back home runs for the fifth time this season when Goins and McCann went deep against Reliever Jose Quijada.
Nova (5-9) won his second home race in a row after starting the season with zero wins in his first seven starts in the Guaranteed Rate Field. Miami scored his single run against the experienced right-hander in the second inning when the catcher Jorge Alfaro was connected with two exits for a solo home run.
Alfaros Homer was the Marlins’ only extra-base hit. Nova withdrew nine times in a row and needed 112 places in the whole game. Neil Walker lined up in a double to finish it.
Richards gave seven runs on seven strokes in five innings with one gear and seven strikeouts.