Blue Jays offense erupts for 5 late runs to lead White Sox comeback
Randal Grichuk hit a long homer and the Toronto Blue Jays took advantage of a season-high Chicago four errors as well as a busy march to beat the White Sox 6-2, ahead of AL Central , Wednesday evening.
Grichuk hit a 451-foot drive early in the second inning. Toronto rookie Alek Manoah pitched five strong innings in his third big-league start and the Blue Jays won despite another strong start from Chicago’s Lance Lynn.
The White Sox were sailing with a 2-1 lead after Lynn struck out nine at bat in seven innings. But a shaky enclosure and poor defense ruined things for Chicago.
Toronto scored three points in the eighth and added two more in the ninth.
Aaron Bummer (0-4) walked Vladimir Guerrero Jr. with goals loaded in the eighth to force into the tying point. Two more scored when shortstop Tim Anderson knocked down the former trying to complete a Teoscar Hernandez field double play against Codi Heuer, giving the Blue Jays a 4-2 lead.
Toronto added two more in the ninth, helped by a weaker defense.
Tyler Chatwood (1-2) took the victory.
Manoah allowed two runs – one earned – and four hits. The 23-year-old right-hander struck out four on strikes and two on balls.
Owner of baseball’s second-best ERA, Lynn allowed four hits and failed to step on a batter.