Toronto Blue Jays vs. Chicago White Sox Game Report - May 12, 2019
BarnBurner Sports Writer
Sunday, May 12, 2019
White Sox (5) - Blue Jays (1)
Tim Anderson put the game away for good with a three-run home run as the Chicago White Sox defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 5-1 on Mother’s Day.
Anderson’s fourth inning home run, his eighth of the season, gave the White Sox a 5-1 lead. The shortstop went 3-for-4 on Sunday, raising his average to .331.
Yonder Alonso also hit a home run for Chicago (18-21) allowing them to take the series, their first series win since the taking two from the Orioles at the end of April.
Lucas Giolito (4-1) was brilliant on Sunday, allowing just one run on four hits and one walk while striking out eight. He is now 4-0 on the road this season.
The Chicago starter was dominant after a shaky first inning, allowing no hits past the first batter of the second.
Rowdy Tellez went 1-for-4, driving in Toronto’s (16-24) only run. The Blue Jays have now lost seven of their last eight games.
Aaron Sanchez (3-4) took the loss, allowing five runs on nine hits, and two walks while striking out a season-high 11 batters.
All five runs charged to Sanchez came off of home runs in the fourth inning.
The Blue Jays took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first, when Tellez hit a single off Giolito, the third hit of the inning, allowing Freddy Galvis easily score from third base.
Sanchez had his curveball working early, striking out five straight batters between the first and second innings.
The White Sox dodged an injury scare in the third inning after centre-fielder Leury Garcia crashed back-first into the scoreboard after making a jumping catch on the warning track.
Garcia immediately fell to the ground after hitting the wall and stayed there for several minutes before standing up. He was wincing when speaking to trainers but remained in the game.
Chicago took a 2-1 lead in the fourth inning when Alonso crushed a two-run home run off the second deck in centre-field.
Sanchez began to fall apart as the inning went on, allowing two more hits before Anderson deposited his homer into the seats.
Toronto will start a new series in San Francisco on Tuesday with Trent Thornton (0-4, 5.06 ERA) on the hill. The Giants have yet to officially name their starter.