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Erick Fedde, White Sox blank Nationals for DH split

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MLB: Game Two-Washington Nationals at Chicago White SoxMay 14, 2024; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago White Sox first baseman Andrew Vaughn (25) hits a three-run home run against the Washington Nationals during the third inning at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

Erick Fedde pitched seven shutout innings against his former team and Andrew Vaughn homered twice to help the host Chicago White Sox beat the Washington Nationals 4-0 on Tuesday to earn a doubleheader split.

Chicago bounced back from a 6-3 loss in the opener to win for the fifth time in seven games. Relievers Jordan Leasure and Michael Kopech completed the four-hitter, while Kopech avoided a pair of walks in the ninth inning.

Fedde (4-0) set the tone from the start, retiring the first seven batters he faced before Ildemaro Vargas belted an infield single with one out in the third. Fedde, who lowered his ERA to 2.60, had three hits and no walks while striking out six.

Vaughn drove in each of the White Sox runs, delivering a three-run home run in the third inning and a solo shot in the eighth. The Chicago first baseman, who hit 21 home runs last season, has collected each of his three home runs in 2024 over the past five games.

Nationals starter Mitchell Parker (2-2) gave up three runs and five hits in five-plus innings. The left-hander walked two batters while striking out three.

Parker loaded the bases with no outs in the sixth before giving up to Jordan Weems, who needed just three pitches to escape the jam. Weems got Paul DeJong to ground out into a 1-2-3 double play and then retired Andrew Benintendi on a fly ball to left field.

Fedde played last season in the Korea Baseball Organization while working on his return to the Majors. He went 20-6 with a 2.00 ERA while earning the league’s equivalent of the Cy Young Award.

It marked a marked improvement from his time with the Nationals. Fedde made 102 appearances – including 88 starts – with Washington from 2017-2022, going 21-33 with a 5.41 ERA.

Washington fell to 2-3 on its nine-game road trip.

Eloy Jimenez added two hits for Chicago after homering in Game 1.

The Nationals’ Joey Meneses, who went 4-for-4 in the opener, finished 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts in the nightcap.

–Field-level media