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It was power versus power.

Cincinnati Reds starter Hunter Greene’s pitch was clocked at 100.2 mph.

Chicago White Sox center fielder Luis Robert Jr. connected for a two-run homer featuring an exit velocity of 109.5 mph.

The home run was the difference maker as the Sox beat the Reds 5-4 on Friday in front of 23,467 at Great American Ball Park.

For good measure, Robert aided the Sox defensively with a laser throw to first after a ninth-inning catch to double off Jake Fraley.

“Just doing Robert things,” second baseman Elvis Andrus said.

All of the Sox offense came via the long ball.

Andrus hit a three-run homer in the fifth to tie the game at 3. Jonathan India hit a solo homer in the bottom of the fifth to put the Reds back ahead. Robert responded with the two-run homer the next…

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2023-05-05 21:57:31

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