Nova leads White Sox past Marlins 9-1
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Ivan Nova stumped Miami again and improved to 5-0 against the Marlins. Nova pitched a four-hitter that led the Chicago White Sox over Miami 9-1 on Monday night. Jose Abreu hit a two run homer, Yoan Moncada added a three run shot and James McCann and Ryan Goins later connected for back-to-back drives.

Chicago opened a 10-game homestand by winning for the third time in its last 11 tries. The Marlins fell to 0-4 on their six-game road trip. Nova (5-9) struck out five with no walks. This was his ninth career complete game. Jorge Alfaro homered in the second inning for the lone Miami run. Trevor Richards (3-12) allowed seven runs over five innings in his seventh consecutive loss. He walked one and struck out seven. The White Sox became the first team in the majors to have protective netting in place from foul pole to foul pole, extending the safety measure for their first game at Guaranteed Rate Field since the All-Star break. The new netting reaches a maximum height of 45 feet and, for ground rules, will be treated like a wall: any ball that bounces or is thrown off the
nets will remain in play. The extra netting did not come into play in its debut.