Edman hits 2 HRs, Cards beat White Sox 4-0 to avoid sweep

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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher John Gant delivers during the first inning of an interleague baseball game against the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

CHICAGO (AP) — Tommy Edman hit two home runs, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago White Sox 4-0 to avoid a three-game sweep.

Edman connected against Carlos Rodón (5-2) in the third and Aaron Bummer in the eighth to make it 2-0. Edmundo Sosa added a two-run single in the ninth, and the NL Central-leading Cardinals came away with the win after losing four of five.

John Gant (3-2) dodged bases-loaded jams in the first and third innings while pitching scoreless ball into the sixth.

Manager Mike Shildt got ejected by third-base umpire Joe West in the seventh.

The Cardinals also denied White Sox skipper Tony La Russa a sweep in his first series managing against St. Louis, the franchise the Hall of Famer guided to two World Series championships from 1996 to 2011.

By ANDREW SELIGMAN, Associated Press

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