Reds starter Luis Castillo kept the White Sox scoreless for six innings. In the seventh, the White Sox had a runner at second with two outs when the Reds replaced Castillo with Amir Garrett.
The first batter Garrett faced, Yoan Moncada, doubled to score Adam Engel. The next batter, Yolmer Sanchez, singled to score Moncada, giving the White Sox a 2-1 lead. Avisail Garcia hit a home run in the eighth to extend Chicago’s lead to 3-1.
After Schebler’s home run in the first inning, the Reds loaded the bases against White Sox starter James Shields with two outs, but Peraza popped out to end the inning.
The Reds also loaded the bases in the seventh. With two outs, Joey Votto lined out to center on a 3-0 count. Votto entered that at-bat as a career .588 hitter (20-for-34) on 3-0 counts. He had walked 264 times in 302 plate appearances.