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Carlos Rodon exits after 2 innings with left shoulder soreness before the White Sox rally to defeat the Brewers 6-4 for their 5th straight win

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MILWAUKEE -- Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Carlos Rodon exited after two innings Monday night against the Milwaukee Brewers with left shoulder soreness. He will be re-evaluated Tuesday.

Despite the setback, the Sox rallied to beat the Brewers 6-4 in the series opener at Miller Park in Milwaukee.

Leury Garcia broke a 4-4 tie in the eighth, scoring on a wild pitch as the Sox improved to 6-4 with their fifth consecutive win.

The Sox trailed 4-2 in the seventh when Jose Abreu hit a two-run home run to center to tie the score.

Garcia beat out the throw to first to avoid an inning-ending double play in the eighth. Nomar Mazara, who was reinstated from the injured list earlier Monday, followed with a bloop single to left that moved Garcia to third. He scored when David Phelps threw a wild pitch on ball four to Nick Madrigal.

Yoan Moncada added a solo home run in the ninth and went 3-for-5.

Now the Sox await the update on Rodon.

He's the second Sox starting pitcher to leave a game early because of an injury. Reynaldo Lopez left a July 26 start against the Minnesota Twins with two outs in the first inning because of tightness in his right shoulder. The Sox placed him on the 10-day injured list the next day.

 

Rodon allowed one run on three hits before leaving.

Monday marked his second start of the season. He allowed five runs on four hits in 3? innings in the second game of a doubleheader against the Cleveland Indians on July 28 at Progressive Field.

Rodon made seven starts in 2019 before undergoing season-ending Tommy John surgery on his left elbow. He went 3-2 with a 5.19 ERA and 46 strikeouts before the injury.

The No. 3 pick in the 2014 draft, Rodon was limited to 12 starts in 2017 because of left biceps bursitis and left shoulder inflammation. He made 20 starts in 2018 after having offseason surgery on his left shoulder. And then came the Tommy John surgery that cut short his 2019 season.

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