Trevor Williams scattered six hits in seven innings, Adam Frazier homered to start a four-run first, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the White Sox, 7-0, Tuesday night to send the Sox to their worst start since 1948.
Williams (5-2) was also helped by a Pirates offense that continued to roll. Both have been among the Pirates best hitters to start the season, with both batting over.300. He didn't appear to be hobbled on the basepaths, but he was replaced by Sean Rodriguez in center field between innings.
In his last start, May 5 against Minnesota in an 8-4 loss, he allowed all eight runs in 3 1/3 innings, yielding six hits and six costly walks, while striking out two.
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Pirates: Center fielder Starling Marte left the game at the end of the first inning with discomfort in his right side. Pittsburgh scored four runs in the first inning and chased Chicago starter Reynaldo Lopez in the third. He was hit by a 93 miles per hour fastball in the bottom of the inning by Lopez.
Meanwhile, the over is 7-0 in the Pirates' last seven Wednesday games and 4-1-1 in their last six in game two of a series. Santiago has made two starts this season.
Taillon became questionable when he left his last start, Friday against San Francisco, after three innings because of a cut on the middle finger of his right hand, but manager Clint Hurdle said Taillon will be OK to go. He left his last start early after developing a blister.