PITTSBURGH – Trevor Williams scattered six hits in seven innings, Adam Frazier homered to start a four-run first, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the White Sox, 7-0, Tuesday night to send the Sox to their worst start since 1948.
The Sox haves lost eight of nine and 12 of 14, dropping to a major league-worst 10-28. The Sox have matched the poorest 38-game start in team history.
Williams (5-2) struck out six and walked none in his longest outing of the season. Kyle Crick and Richard Rodriguez completed the seven-hitter for Pittsburgh's major league-best seventh shutout.
Josh Bell doubled twice and drove in three runs, Sean Rodriguez had an RBI triple, and Colin Moran and Gregory Polanco each added run-scoring doubles.
Sox starter Reynaldo Lopez (0-3) gave up six runs and seven hits with two walks in two-plus innings.
Pittsburgh built its 4-0 lead on Frazier's homer, Bell's two-run double and Moran's double.
Rodriguez and Bell had run-scoring hits in the second. Polanco, who also had two hits, had an RBI double in the sixth.
Sox: Second baseman Yoan Moncada (left hamstring tightness) was activated from the disabled list and went 1 for 4. He had been out since May 4.
Pirates: Center fielder Starling Marte left the game at the end of the first inning with discomfort in his right side. Marte doubled and scored in the bottom of the first. He was replaced by Rodriguez. ... Catcher Francisco Cervelli left the game at the end of the third inning with right forearm discomfort. He was hit by a 93 mph fastball in the bottom of the inning by Lopez. Cervelli was replaced by Elias Diaz.
Sox: Left-hander Hector Santiago (0-1, 5.60 ERA) will make a spot start Wednesday in the series finale. Santiago has made two starts this season. He'll be replacing right-hander Carson Fulmer, whose scheduled start was pushed back to Saturday.
Pirates: Right-hander Jameson Taillon (2-3, 4.08 ERA) is expected to start Wednesday. He left his previous start Friday after three innings with a laceration on the middle finger of his right hand.