The White Sox defeat the Nationals with a 6-hitter pitched by Mike Clevinger.

On Monday night, Mike Clevinger delivered an outstanding performance, pitching a complete game with only six hits allowed. The Chicago White Sox emerged victorious, defeating the Washington Nationals with a score of 6-1.

Luis Robert Jr. smashed a home run that brought in three runs for Chicago, who now have a record of 5-12 in September. Tim Anderson contributed significantly with four hits out of the team’s total of 15.

Clevinger had successfully prevented the opposing team from scoring until Dominic Smith hit his 10th home run in the ninth inning with two outs. Smith leisurely walked to first base while observing the ball’s trajectory towards the right-center field, and then casually tossed his bat aside.

Clevinger, with a record of 8-8, seemed to have a problem and engaged in a verbal exchange with Smith, leading to both teams clearing the benches. However, the situation did not escalate beyond shouting. Clevinger then successfully struck out Carter Kieboom to end the game.

The loss resulted in Washington being disqualified from the postseason. The Nationals, who have only won one out of their last seven games and 16 out of their last 21, have failed to make it to the playoffs for four years in a row after their World Series victory in 2019.

Clevinger recorded seven strikeouts and did not issue any walks. The right-handed pitcher, who is 32 years old, retired 17 out of 18 batters consecutively.

Since June 1, Clevinger has made 13 starts and has an ERA of 2.71. During this time, he has a record of 2 wins and 2 losses with a road ERA of 1.64 in six starts.

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