Game with with Toronto – Viciedo Hits Home Run #8 on the Season
After a close call yesterday the White Sox would send to the mound for game three their ace Chris Sale go up against Marcus Stroman for the Jays. With the disaster in the closer ranks yesterday it would be interesting to see what Robin Ventura would do to shake things up and hopefully take a win out.
Joining Sale in on the pitching staff today was, Javy Guerra, Eric Surkamp in middle relief and Zach Putnam got the tap on the shoulder for closing duties.
Adam Eaton returned to the line up after a much-needed rest day. He was joined by Gordon Beckham, Jose Abreu, Adam Dunn, Dayan Viciedo, Alejandro De Aza, Tyler Flowers and Leury Garcia at short stop giving Alexei Ramirez a break.
The Blue Jays opened the scoring in the home half of the fourth when, Colby, Rasmus walked, Darin Mastroianni home run to center, would give then the lead at 2 – 0.
The Sox would take the lead in the top of the seventh when, Abreu would get on base thanks to a double deep to center, Dunn was gifted a trip to first by way of a walk. Viciedo would hit home run number eight for the season, giving the Sox a one run lead at 3 – 2 at the close of the inning.
The top of the eighth inning would see the last of the scoring for the day when, with two outs Eaton would reach on an infield single. Beckham would get his own single moving Eaton to second, Ramirez would come in and bat for Conor Gillaspie, Ramirez single would bring Eaton home for a 4 – 2 lead, Abreu would close the inning grounding to short.
The Jays to pull out a ninth inning victory but would only add one more run when, A.Gose would double to left, Munenori Kawasaki singled to center, getting Gose home to cut the Sox lead to 4 – 3. Edwin Encarnacion would ground into fielder’s choice to short, forcing Jose Reyes out at second to close the game.
Final Score of the game White Sox 4 and the Jays – 3. The Sox have a 2 to 1 game lead in the series. Jose Quintana goes up against former Sox pitch Mark Buehrle.
**In other news
When Alexei Ramirez, Dayan Viciedo and Jose Abreu homered in Fridays game, They became the first trio of Cuban team mates to perform that feat in MLB history
Update on Avisail Garcia
He is doing better than expected at this point. He is throwing the ball well. swinging the bat some to get him loosened up getting those muscles working again. They do have Avi traveling with them on the road. Robin said depending on things he could be back in a very limited role but at this point they are going to give him all the time he is needed. They may send him for winter ball so he can get some game time in because of not playing for so long, so the time he reports for training next February is should be good to go