White Sox continue beat-down of Blue Jays

White Sox continue beat-down of Blue Jays

White Sox continue beat-down of Blue Jays

The Chicago White Sox will look to complete the sweep on Sunday after taking the first two games of the series, including a 5-2 victory in game two on Saturday.

Toronto batters have the sixth-highest implied total (5.38 runs) on the day, with a great park factor at home (1.043) and a strikeout-averse Mike Pelfrey opposing them (13.9 percent; third-lowest rate).

"Timing is everything", he said of his two-run drive that bounced off the top of the center-field fence and chased Chicago starter James Shields from the game.

The Jays now head out on the road for seven games against the Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals, still chasing that elusive.500 mark against teams in the same situation.

The White Sox (31-37) had won six straight games at the Rogers Centre dating to 2015. Toronto is 19-8 in those games. He had a nice little breaking ball, kept us honest. "Kind of built that way".

And in his first major-league at-bat since the injury, Pearce belted his fifth homer of the season.

Jake Petricka replaced Quintana in the eighth and pitched around a leadoff walk.

White Sox: Prior to Sunday's game, Chicago placed RHP Miguel Gonzelez on the 10-day DL, retroactive to June 15, with inflammation in his right shoulder.

"It was definitely big for us because we were putting together some good at bats and I just wanted to keep the train rolling in a positive way", said Smith.

Todd Frazier and Davidson hit back-to-back solo homers off Blue Jays right-hander Marcus Stroman in the second inning to help the White Sox to a 3-1 lead Saturday afternoon at the Rogers Centre. Swarzak (3-2) was charged with the loss.

Shields tipped his cap to Martin on the tying homer.

"Hopefully I don't waste this opportunity to learn from that", said Biagini as he concluded a almost three-minute answer where he discussed the breakdown of his mechanics, how it had been an issue he struggled with in the minors, and how he can learn from the experience. The long reliever turned starter had already given up a walk, two hits and two runs before he got his first out and it went downhill from there, ending the fun early for a crowd of 39,071.

Martin said, "It felt pretty good off the bat".

In 28 games (85 at-bats), Pearce is slashing.212/.269/.412 with five home runs, 11 RBI and eight runs scored.

Goins answered for the Blue Jays in the bottom of the inning, hitting a ground-rule double that scored Kendrys Morales. With two out, Frazier hit a grounder along the line that Donaldson flubbed, putting Chicago up 4-2. They're (the White Sox) revamping over there and they've got some good young players, made some good trades and they've got some guys coming up. Pelfrey is 2-1 with a 2.08 ERA in his past five starts.

In three rehabilitation starts with Triple-A Charlotte, Shields was 0-3 with a 3.21 ERA. His last start came June 11 at Seattle, where he got his first win of the season. "When we got him, we were made aware that he could play the corner outfield positions and play multiple infield positions", White Sox manager Rick Renteria said.

Willy Garcia led off the fifth inning with a single to shallow right, and after a Kevan Smith basehit, Sanchez singled up the middle into centre field to score Garcia.

It was Martin's seventh homer of the season and cashed in Troy Tulowitzki as well to make it 3-3 and end Shields's game.

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