Benefiting in particular from a grand slam by Bo Bichette, the Toronto Blue Jays avoided the sweep on Wednesday in Chicago, defeating the White Sox 9 to 5.< /p>
Bichette hit his 11th home run of the campaign in the fourth inning as the bases were loaded. He thus increased the lead of his team to 7 to 0. The local favorites tried a comeback at the end of the match, but Tim Mayza closed the books in ninth.
It's certainly a relief for the Jays, who slipped the first two games of this series by just one point.
Stripling in form
< p>While the Jays' offense was working at full speed, Ross Stripling, he made sure to curb the momentum of the White Sox. The 32-year-old veteran gave up just one run, five hits to the fore and walked one in six innings on the mound.
So the starter allowed just three runs in his last four departures.
Adam Cimber, for his part, almost ruined everything. He gave up three runs, four hits from the safe and a free pass late in the eighth inning while going just one out.
A solo homer from Alejandro Kirk in the third, then a Another two-pointer from Teoscar Hernandez in the seventh, however, gave the Jays ample cushion. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. also contributed with a productive single in the fourth period.
In the other clan, Lucas Giolito (4-4) lost after giving up seven runs, 11 hits and one goal on balls in five innings.
Dissatisfied with the work of the umpire behind the plate the day before, the Jays sent the hitting coach Guillermo Martínez to get the lineup back before the game. The latter expressed his displeasure to the officials, so much so that he was ejected before even the first pitch.
The Blue Jays will now play a three-game series against the Brewers starting Friday , in Milwaukee.