Dylan Cease finished the second inning by striking out Nelson Velázquez and Nick Loftin.
He began the third by striking out Drew Waters and Nick Pratto.
Cease had one of his better starts of the season’s second half, helping the Chicago White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals, 6-2, in Game 1 of Tuesday’s doubleheader at Guaranteed Rate Field.
Cease allowed one run on four hits with eight strikeouts and one walk in 5 1/3 innings.
“Today was solid,” Cease said. “I thought I commanded the ball pretty well, mixed it up good and the defense and offense played well. It was a good game.
“I’ve been putting in a lot of work to make adjustments and I haven’t really seen a lot of results yet. But today is a step in the right direction.”
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