Game 2 with the Blue Jays. Viciedo and Abreu with Homers.
With Adam Eaton out of the line up , Leury Garcia took over in at the top of the order, Gordon Beckham, Conor Gillaspie, Jose Abreu, Adam Dunn, Alexei Ramirez, Dayan Viciedo, Alejandro De Aza, Tyler Flowers took to the field today.
Things were pretty quiet during the first the first four innings. Some minor hick ups along the way with one Blue Jay runner being caught at home to keep the game scoreless until the Fifth inning when, for the Sox Abreu stepped up to the plate to unleash home run #24, for the Sox to take a one to nothing lead. Two batters later Viciedo would step up to the plate to match Abreu, with a home run of his own giving the Sox a two to nothing lead.
The bottom of the sixth inning the Jays tied it up with back to back home runs of their own when, Edwin Encarnacion and Dioner Navarro both going to left field.
The tie didn’t last long as Abreu smacked home run #25 and took the lead back for the Sox 3 – 2 in the top of the seventh inning. Ramirez not wanting to be left out, with Dunn already on base, added his name to the home run list taking the score, Sox – 5 and the Jays – 2. The only other activity in the seventh inning was pitching changes for both sides, Javy Guerra and Aaron Loup for the Jays took over in the mound office.
The top of the eighth inning saw the Sox load the bases with Dunn, Beckham and Abreu but the Jays got out of the inning striking out the side.
The bottom of the ninth saw Ronald Belisario come in to close for the Sox but give up a home run to Colby Rasmus to cut the Sox lead to 5 – 3. Jake Petricka took over on the mound but, Munenori Kawasaki singled to center and Anthony Gose also reaching on his own single, Adam Lind reached first on an error by Gillaspie, J Reyes hit into a fielder’s choice to get Kawasaki home to cut the Sox lead to one. Melky Cabrera grounded out to second to close the game.
Final Score Sox 5 and the Jays – 4. Tomorrow will have the Jays sending Marcus Stroman with a record of 4 wins and 2 loses against 6 – 1 Chris Sale.