Down by five, White Sox storm back to edge Cards

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Jul 7, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago White Sox third baseman Jake Burger (30) high fives Chicago White Sox third base coach Eddie Rodriguez (18)  after he hits a home run against the St. Louis Cardinals during the fifth inning at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Jul 7, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago White Sox third baseman Jake Burger (30) high fives Chicago White Sox third base coach Eddie Rodriguez (18) after he hits a home run against the St. Louis Cardinals during the fifth inning at Guaranteed Rate Field.
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Jake Burger and Zach Remillard each had two hits and three RBIs to help the Chicago White Sox to an 8-7 come-from-behind win against the visiting St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of their three-game series Friday night

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Burger and Luis Robert Jr. homered for the White Sox, who had lost three straight

White Sox starter Dylan Cease gave up five runs through the first three innings before he was done after six, allowing five runs and a career-high 11 hits with eight strikeouts and no walks

St. Louis left-hander Jordan Montgomery blanked the White Sox the first four innings before surrendering a solo home run to Burger in the fifth. He later left in the inning with an undisclosed injury

Montgomery allowed three hits, struck out five and walked one.

Nolan Arenado homered twice to give him 19 on the season, and Brendan Donovan and Paul Goldschmidt had three hits each for the Cardinals, who have lost four of five

The White Sox scored five runs in the sixth to take a 6-5 lead

Andrew Vaughn doubled down the first-base line to plate the first run. After a hit batter loaded the bases, Burger doubled down the left-field line to drive in two more and make it 5-4.

Remillard hit the next pitch up the middle for a two-run single and a 6-5 lead.

Arenado yanked his second two-run homer of the game over the fence in left off Keynan Middleton (2-0) in the seventh to move St. Louis back ahead 7-6.

Robert tied it 7-7 with a solo homer – his 26th — in the bottom half of the inning off Kyle Leahy (0-1), who was making his major league debut.

Leahy eventually departed with the bases loaded and two outs. Chris Stratton entered for the third straight game and walked Remillard on four pitches to force in a run and give the White Sox an 8-7 lead

Kendall Graveman pitched the ninth for his seventh save.

Ivan Herrera’s RBI double and Dylan Carlson’s RBI single in the second inning gave the Cardinals a 2-0 lead

Arenado blasted a two-run homer in the third to make it 4-0. St. Louis tacked on another run in the inning on an infield single by Herrera for a 5-0 lead.

Burger went deep for his 19th homer with one out in the fifth to cut the lead to 5-1. After a double by Remillard, Montgomery called for the trainer and was promptly removed from the game.

–Field Level Media

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