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Profar drives in winning run in 11th as Padres beat 101-loss White Sox 2-1

Sun, Oct 1, 2023
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Profar drives in winning run in 11th as Padres beat 101-loss White Sox 2-1

CHICAGO (AP) - Jurickson Profar had two hits and drove in the go-ahead run in the 11th, leading the San Diego Padres over the Chicago White Sox 2-1 on Sunday to complete their season with a sweep after missing the playoffs.

Profar singled off Declan Cronin (0-1) to score automatic runner Jose Azocar to put the Padres ahead in the 11th.

Rich Hill (8-14) allowed an unearned run and two hits in two innings for the Padres (82-80), who were eliminated from playoff contention Friday after reaching the NLCS and going 89-73 last year.

Zach Remillard had three hits for the White Sox (61-101), who reached 100 losses Saturday for the fifth time and first since 2018 after going 81-81 last season.

Other news Doyle scores from 2nd on wild pitch by outfielder-turned-pitcher Luplow in 11th, Rox beat Twins 3-2 Braves tie season record with 307 homers, going deep 3 times in 10-9 loss to Nationals Luis Arraez, Yandy Diaz win batting titles while sitting out on final day

Remillard singled off Hill to drive in automatic runner Elvis Andrus to tie it in the 10th. Gavin Sheets hit a single to shallow left before Yasmani Grandal grounded into an inning-ending double play.

Ha-Seong Kim gave the Padres the lead in the 10th on a sac fly off Deivi Garcia after Brett Sullivan grounded out to first to advance automatic runner Eguy Rosario to third.

Starter Pedro Avila struck out seven and allowed three hits in five scoreless innings for San Diego.

Jose Urena allowed four hits in six shutout innings for the White Sox, who lost 15 of 21, finishing with the fourth-worst record in the majors and in fourth place in the AL Central.

ONE MORE TIME

Juan Soto played 162 games for the first time in his career and is the sixth Padre to reach the mark. He led the majors for the third consecutive season in walks (132) and tied San Diego's single-season record. Soto was replaced by a pinch hitter in the fourth.

LOOKING AHEAD

Manager Bob Melvin is 171-153 in two seasons with the Padres, who finished third in the NL West despite having baseball's third-highest payroll and a 19-7 record in September.

"I'm under contract here next year, and that's the only thing I'm thinking about right now," Melvin said.

FINAL FIGURE

The White Sox drew 1,669,628 fans, down from 2,009,359 last season.

TRAINER'S ROOM

WHITE SOX: SS Tim Anderson, 3B Yoan Moncada and OFs Eloy Jimenez and Andrew Benintendi were out of the lineup. "Could they play? Yes. Do I want them to play? No," manager Pedro Grifol said. "The guys that are not in the lineup today are guys that are battling through some injuries and guys that we need moving forward."

UP NEXT

The Padres face the Dodgers in their first spring game Feb. 22.

The White Sox open the spring Feb. 23 at the Cubs.

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