White Sox Game Notes For Friday vs. Toronto
* The Blue Jays snapped a three-game skid with a 5-2 victory over the Diamondbacks on Wednesday. Toronto is one of just four AL teams with a better win percentage on the road (.553) than at home (.528); the others are Tampa Bay, Seattle and Los Angeles.
* Chicago was unable to complete a four-game sweep at Boston on Thursday, losing, 8-7, in 10 innings. The White Sox have now totaled three wins in their last four games after recording just four wins in their previous 15 games.
* The White Sox have won seven of their last eight games against the Blue Jays dating back to May 27, 2015, including a three-game sweep at Toronto in April earlier this season. Over those eight games, Chicago has scored over twice as many runs as Toronto (40-19).
* Aaron Sanchez pitched six innings in his last start on Friday, giving up just two earned runs in a win over the Orioles. Since April 22, Sanchez is 6-0, leading Blue Jays starters with 66 strikeouts.
* Carlos Rodon threw 6.1 innings of two-run ball on Sunday, en route to a no-decision in Cleveland (a game Chicago lost in extra innings). The White Sox have lost eight of Rodon’s last nine starts, despite averaging over four runs per Rodon start.
* Josh Donaldson is batting .467 (14-for-30) with a 1.568 OPS over his past eight games (since June 14), the highest OPS in MLB over that span and a career-best OPS for an eight-game span. Since the start of 2015, Donaldson is batting .405 (15-for-37) with six homers against the White Sox.