Dallas Kuechel pulled as White Sox fall behind early in Cleveland

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Kuechel pulled early as Sox fall behind early in Cleveland originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

Already set up to be a long day, Wednesday's doubleheader in Cleveland got a bit longer for the Chicago White Sox after just two innings.

The Cleveland Guardians jumped on the Sox with a 10-0 lead with a nine-run second inning. The White Sox then pulled starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel and Tanner Banks came in to record the final two outs of the second inning.

A José Ramírez grand slam provided the majority of the damage in the bottom of the second, pushing the Guardians' then 3-0 lead up to 7-0. Four other Cleveland batters hit RBI singles in that frame.

The Sox also shot themselves in the foot with a combined three fielding errors in the first two innings.

Keuchel was credit with eight of the 10 runs.

Banks managed to steady the ship and didn't give up a hit in his first four innings.

On offense, the Sox got off to a slow start and had one hit through the first three innings by Cleveland starter Shane Bieber. The Bieber-Keuchel match-up provided a rare pairing of two Cy Young winners but one was clearly over-matched on this day.

This is the first game either team played since Sunday because of weather on Monday and Tuesday. Monday's game was rescheduled for July and Tuesday's moved to Wednesday as part of a doubleheader.

The day's action continues with Game 2, currently scheduled for 4:10 p.m. CT. Starters for Game 2 have yet to been announced.

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