White Sox drop series finale to Blue Jays
CHICAGO (AP) — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit another home run, Danny Jansen and Billy McKinney also connected and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Chicago White Sox 5-2 on Sunday.
Guerrero has hit all four of his homers in the last six games. The highly touted 20-year-old didn’t homer in his first 13 games after making his major league debut in late April.
Guerrero’s two-run drive broke a 1-all tie in the eighth inning. Jansen added a two-run homer in the ninth.
José Abreu drove in two runs for the White Sox.
Daniel Hudson (3-1) worked a scoreless seventh. Ken Giles gave up an RBI double to the first batter he faced, then got four outs for his 10th save.
Kelvin Herrera (1-3) took the loss.
Toronto starter Trent Thornton allowed one run on three hits in six innings. White Sox starter Reynaldo López gave up one run and four hits in six innings.
McKinney’s homer leading off the third gave Toronto a 1-0 lead. Chicago it in the fourth when Yoán Moncada tripled and scored on a groundout by Abreu.
Jonathan Davis led off the Toronto eighth with a single and Guerrero homered over the bullpen and halfway up the bleachers in left field.
Abreu had an RBI double in the bottom of the eighth to trim the deficit before Jansen’s two-run shot off lefty Jace Fry in the ninth.