White Sox declare rubber match towards Blue Jays behind Keuchel’s sturdy outing | CBC Sports activities

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Dallas Keuchel pitched six efficient innings, Yasmani Grandal homered and the Chicago White Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 on Thursday night time.

Led by Keuchel, Chicago closed out a 5-2 homestand and improved its AL Central result in a season-high 4 1/2 video games over idle Cleveland. Adam Engel additionally went deep, and reigning AL MVP Jose Abreu hit two RBI doubles.

It was the primary sport for the White Sox since they positioned second baseman Nick Madrigal on the injured record with a torn proper hamstring. Madrigal acquired damage when he tried to beat out a grounder within the seventh inning of Wednesday night time’s 6-2 loss to Toronto.

Chicago has been hit exhausting by accidents this 12 months, however it retains rolling alongside.

The lack of Madrigal is “an enormous blow, however the video games nonetheless rely and we’ve got to go ahead,” supervisor Tony La Russa mentioned.

Marcus Semien and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. every drove in a run for Toronto, which misplaced for the fourth time in six video games. Hyun Jin Ryu (5-4) pitched six innings of three-run ball in his second straight loss.

Infield hits by Joe Panik and Santiago Espinal arrange Semien’s two-out RBI single within the fifth. A psychological gaffe by White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada paved the best way for the Blue Jays’ second run within the sixth.

With one out and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. on first, Moncada fielded Randal Grichuk’s grounder and threw to first as a substitute of going to second to get the lead runner. Guerrero superior on a wild pitch and scored on Gurriel’s two-out single, trimming Chicago’s result in 3-2.

However Keuchel (5-1) escaped the jam by retiring Riley Adams on a fly ball to heart with two runners on. Engel then hit his first homer of the season within the seventh, sending a solo drive deep to heart towards Anthony Castro.

After Keuchel departed, Evan Marshall and Codi Heuer every acquired three outs earlier than Liam Hendriks labored the ninth for his AL-leading sixteenth save.

The White Sox acquired off to a quick begin towards Ryu, scoring thrice within the first. Abreu doubled house Yermin Mercedes earlier than Grandal hit an opposite-field drive to proper for his tenth homer.

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