After failing to capitalize on four walks and a hit batter in the second and third innings, the Reds took a 3-0 lead in the fourth thanks to six walks and two fielder’s choice groundouts by Tucker Barnhart and Aristides Aquino.
Mike Moustakas then followed with a two-run single, the first hit of the game for the Reds.
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White Sox starter Dylan Cease walked seven batters in six innings. Reliever Ross Detwiler walked three in 1 1/3 innings.
Reds starter Michael Lorenzen delivered his second strong start in a row. He struck out eight and gave up two runs three hits in 4 2/3 innings.
Lorenzen left with runners at first and third and two outs in the fifth. The two runs scored with reliever Lucas Sims on the mound.