Toronto Blue Jays beaten by the Boston White Sox
Yolmer Sanchez raced home from third base with the tiebreaking run on Cordell’s suicide squeeze during the eighth inning. As the Boston White Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 on Thursday evening for their fourth win in five games.
With runners at each of the corners and the infield in, Cordell bunted to the first base side. Meanwhile, Blue Jays reliever Derek Law threw to catcher Danny Jansen. However, Sanchez slid under the tag to give Cordell his second RBI of the matchup. Therefore handing the White Sox a 3-2 lead.
After twice getting signs for a safety squeeze and taking a ball when he could swing away. Cordell said Law’s low pitch was just what the doctor had ordered.
“I’ve had a couple of them now, safeties, not the suicide squeeze, so it was a little different,” Cordell said. “Fortunately I got a decent pitch to put the bat on the ball.
“When I got to first base and looked in and see the dugout going nuts, that’s a real exciting thing.”
Meanwhile, Charlie Tilson scored later, on Leury Garcia’s sacrifice fly. Tilson was originally ruled out on Billy McKinney’s throw. However, the call was overturned following a replay review. The correct decision was made.
Kelvin Herrera pitched two walks during a scoreless eighth inning to get the victory for his team. While, Alex Colome tossed a perfect ninth inning for his ninth save of nine chances. Therefore, completing a two-hitter.
Meanwhile, Welington Castillo also drove in a run for the White Sox.
Also, Freddy Galvis hit a solo shot for his sixth homer and first in more than a month. However, the Blue Jays lost for the fourth time in five fixtures as their offence continued to falter. Jays had entered the game with a MLB-worst ranking of.216 batting average.
“It’s been a struggle for our offence. Can’t explain it,” manager Charlie Montoyo said. “But the positive side is that (Marcus) Stroman gave us a chance. He was outstanding.”
Stroman permitted two runs; with one of those earned, and seven hits through his six innings, striking out six. Meanwhile, he hasn’t won since April 19th and was hit hard in his previous three appearances. He had given up 12 earned runs over 14 1/3 innings.
White Sox starter Dylan Covey allowed two runs on two hits and a pair of walks in 5 2/3 innings in his best outing this season. After giving up Galvis’ homer and Brandon Drury’s single to start the second, the right-hander retired 12 straight until Eric Sogard walked leading off the sixth. Late and came around to tie it at 2 with an unearned run.
Covey entered with a 5.91 ERA and was roughed up for four runs in 4 2/3 innings at Toronto last Friday when he walked five.
“For me today it was just to attack the zone and not let walks beat me, “Covey said. “Just throw strikes, pound the (strike) zone and let the defence play.”