Grandal, White Sox end 5-game skid, beat Pirates

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Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Liam Hendriks, left, and catcher Yasmani Grandal celebrate after getting the final out in a win over the Pittsburgh Pirates in a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, June 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Yasmani Grandal hit a two-run double, and the Chicago White Sox stopped a five-game losing streak, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3.

Leury García added a home run as the AL Central leaders ended their longest skid of the season.

Chicago starter Dylan Cease bounced back from a rough outing to work 5 2/3 innings, allowing one earned run while striking out seven.

Liam Hendricks pitched a perfect ninth for his 19th save of the season.

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