White Sox place Carlos Rodón on IL, activate Lucas Giolito

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The White Sox announced on Thursday that starter Carlos Rodón has been placed on the 10-day IL due to left elbow inflammation. Fellow starter Lucas Giolito has been activated from the IL to start Thursday night’s game against the Red Sox.

Rodón, 24, felt discomfort in his elbow during Wednesday’s start against the Orioles, in which he lasted only 3 2/3 innings. When asked if Rodón may need Tommy John surgery, GM Rick Hahn said, “Everything is on the table,” Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. The lefty owns a 5.19 ERA with a 46/17 K/BB ratio in 34 2/3 innings on the season.

Giolito, 24, missed two weeks due to a strained left hamstring, suffered on April 17 against the Royals. The right-hander struggled to a 5.30 ERA with 23 strikeouts and 10 walks across 18 2/3 innings to start the season.

Nationals, Astros lineups for World Series Game 2

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The Nationals, believed by oddsmakers to be big underdogs in the World Series against the Astros, won arguably their toughest matchup last night by plating five runs against Gerrit Cole in a 5-4 win in Houston. They’ll take a 1-0 series lead into Wednesday night’s action featuring a duel between Stephen Strasburg and Justin Verlander. Here are the lineups for the two sides.

Nationals

SS Trea Turner
RF Adam Eaton
3B Anthony Rendon
LF Juan Soto
DH Howie Kendrick
2B Asdrúbal Cabrera
1B Ryan Zimmerman
C Kurt Suzuki
CF Victor Robles

SP Stephen Strasburg

No changes here. Manager Dave Martinez is rolling out the same exact lineup as he had in Game 1.

Astros

CF George Springer
2B José Altuve
LF Michael Brantley
3B Alex Bregman
1B Yuli Gurriel
DH Yordan Álvarez
SS Carlos Correa
C Robinson Chirinos
RF Josh Reddick

SP Justin Verlander

Likewise, Astros skipper A.J. Hinch has hardly changed his lineup. The only difference is Chirinos is doing the catching tonight as opposed to Martín Maldonado.

Springer notably did not give maximum effort on an RBI double he hit off of the wall in right-center field, thinking it was a home run. He could’ve had a triple. Springer and Hinch discussed it over the phone late last night, Bleacher Report’s Scott Miller reports. Hinch didn’t seem too concerned about it.