Friedl’s homer was the sixth allowed by Clevinger in the pitcher’s last four starts. Clevinger has allowed 15 earned runs over his last four starts.
“I thought Clevinger threw the ball well,” Grifol said. “But he got himself into trouble in the fifth.”
The White Sox have won four of six since losing a season-high 10 straight. They dropped to 5-13 on the road.
It was the fourth time that Lodolo hit three or more batters. Only six pitchers since 1901 have had more such games in their career. This was Lodolo’s 26th career game.
White Sox: DH Eloy Jiménez was hospitalized early Saturday with abdominal pain and was diagnosed with acute appendicitis. He underwent an appendectomy and is expected to miss four to six weeks. … 3B Yoán Moncada (back) played five innings at third base for Triple-A Charlotte and went 1 for 2 with an RBI and a walk. Moncada will play more innings on Sunday then be re-evaluated after Monday’s off day.