Giolito, White Sox beat Flaherty, Cards 8-3 in high school reunion

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St. Louis Cardinals’ Dylan Carlson hits a sacrifice fly off Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Lucas Giolito during the third inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 25, 2021, in Chicago. Edmundo Sosa scored on the play. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

CHICAGO (AP) — Lucas Giolito beat Jack Flaherty in a major league matchup of former high school teammates, leading the Chicago White Sox to an 8-3 victory over the sloppy St. Louis Cardinals.

Giolito pitched six innings of two-run ball in his second straight win, easily getting the better of a shaky Flaherty hurt by another poor defensive performance by the Cardinals.

Flaherty lasted just 3 2/3 innings in his shortest outing of the season.

The Harvard-Westlake reunion also had a little history behind the plate, with Joe West working a record 5,376th regular-season game, snapping a tie with Hall of Fame umpire Bill Klem.

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