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Garcia, Palka hit back-to-back HRs vs. Reds

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CINCINNATI -- The White Sox fell into a 7-2 hole in Tuesday's game against the Reds after starter Lucas Giolito surrendered a trio of home runs, but the offense did its best to counter in the sixth inning when Avisail Garcia and Daniel Palka crushed back-to-back solo home runs to trim the margin to 7-4. Chicago went on to win 12-8 in extra innings.

Garcia stepped to the plate with one out in the inning and pummeled a hanging 2-0 slider into the upper deck in left field. The ball came off the bat at 112 mph and went 414 feet, per Statcast™, for his sixth home run of the season.

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CINCINNATI -- The White Sox fell into a 7-2 hole in Tuesday's game against the Reds after starter Lucas Giolito surrendered a trio of home runs, but the offense did its best to counter in the sixth inning when Avisail Garcia and Daniel Palka crushed back-to-back solo home runs to trim the margin to 7-4. Chicago went on to win 12-8 in extra innings.

Garcia stepped to the plate with one out in the inning and pummeled a hanging 2-0 slider into the upper deck in left field. The ball came off the bat at 112 mph and went 414 feet, per Statcast™, for his sixth home run of the season.

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Video: CWS@CIN: Avisail clubs a solo home run to left field

Two pitches later, Palka hammered a fastball for a line-drive shot over the left-center-field wall near the White Sox bullpen for his second home run in two at-bats. The second had an exit velocity of 111 mph and traveled 428 feet.

Palka launched a towering 448-foot home run off the batter's eye in center field in the fourth inning for a two-run shot to put the White Sox on the board. The ball left the bat at 109 mph, and the two blasts were Palka's eighth and ninth home runs of the season.

Video: CWS@CIN: Palka crushes a long 2-run homer to center

The back-to-back home runs helped spark a four-run inning for the White Sox to pull within a run at 7-6 and spelled trouble for Reds' starter Anthony DeSclafani, who exited the game a batter later after a single by Kevan Smith kept the rally going.

Brian Rippee is a reporter for MLB.com based in Cincinnati.

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