After being held to one hit and no runs through 10 extra innings, the Toronto offense exploded in the 11th. Jose Berrios, the “171.6 billion ace,” pitched seven scoreless innings to set the stage for the win.
The Toronto Blue Jays won the first game of a doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox 6-2 on Sunday (July 7) at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Toronto, fourth in the American League East, has won two straight to improve to 47-40 on the season. The White Sox, fourth in the Central, dropped their second straight to fall to 37-51.
Toronto’s Berrios and White Sox starter Lance Lynn battled in a breathtaking pitching battle. Berrios earned his first quality start in four games since June 15 against the Baltimore Orioles with seven innings of one-hit ball, one walk, six strikeouts and 89 pitches, while Lynn erased his recent struggles with seven innings of one-hit ball, one walk, 11 strikeouts and 102 pitches.
After failing to score in regulation, the two teams headed to extra innings. Toronto had runners on first and second in the 10th when Cavan Biggio walked and the White Sox had runners on first and second with no outs, but Eloy Jimenez and Yasmani Grandal struck out in succession and Jake Berger flied out to center field.카지노
The Toronto bats exploded in the 11th inning. After pinch-hitter Danny Jansen singled to put runners on first and third, George Springer, Bo Bissett, Dolton Bashaw and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. singled in four straight batters for a quick 4-0 lead. An infield single by Matt Chapman and a fielder’s choice by Whit Merrifield loaded the bases, setting the stage for Biggio’s two-run double.
The White Sox got two runs back in the bottom of the 11th on back-to-back RBI single
Ima Garcia got the win and Aaron Bummer took the loss. The best part of the Toronto lineup was leadoff hitter Springer, who went 2-for-5 with a double, a home run, and an RBI.
The two teams will play the second game of the doubleheader at the same location in a short while. Japanese major leaguers Yusei Kikuchi (Toronto) and Jesse Scholten (White Sox) are scheduled to start.