Catch up Baseball – Giants and Blue Jays
**2 Game series in San Francisco – split series
*Game one(Sox – 3 and Giants – 2) – It took the Sox 10 innings to steal the win. Chris Sale in the office with Zach Putnam picking up the win. Adam Dunn hit a homer in the first with Jose Abreu on the pond, for a 2 – 0 lead in the first. Jake Petricka took over in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Giants were able to tie up the score. The bottom of the tenth inning, thanks to a Gordon Beckham single, Moises Sierra was able to score and give the Sox the win.
*Game Two(Sox – 1 and Giants – 7) – Former White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy who had been traded to the Giants from Boston was in the office. Jake has had a terrible year and was in need of some good luck. Jose Quintana had the Sox keys and was looking for some much-needed offense to help secure a win. The only run for the Sox would be a second Adam Dunn home run.
**3 Game series with the Toronto Blue Jays at The Cell
*Game one(Sox – 11 and Blue Jays – 5) – Hector Noesi got the keys for Chicago, with Marcus Stroman in the office for the Jays. The Jays would open the scoring during the top of the first taking the lead, 1 – 0 but the bottom of the first would be a scoring surge for the Sox adding 5 runs closing the inning with a lead of 5 to 1.
The top of the second the Jays would add 3 more including a home run by Cabrera, the Sox would answer in the bottom of the inning with Alexei Ramirez scoring on a Dayan Viciedo single. The score board ticked over to Sox – 6 and the Jays – 4. The fifth inning would see the Sox take the lead and never look back adding 6 runs in the inning, started by a single from Jordan Danks, from there Jordan would come around to score, also crossing the plate, Gordon Beckham. Alejandro De Aza, Alexei Ramirez, and Jose Abreu.The score at the close of the inning was 11 – 4 in the Sox favor.
The final run scored by the Blue Jays, after loading the bases, Valencia hit into a double play, with Lind scoring the fifth run of the day by the Jays. The Sox pitching and Defense would shut down the Jays with the final score, the Sox – 11 and the Jays 5.
*Game Two(Blue Jays – 6 and Chicago – 3)
The Jays would send former Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle in to face John Danks. With the Jays already ahead 3 to 0 going in to the bottom of the sixth inning, the Sox would finally get on the board thanks to Gordon Beckham breaking the shut out scoring on a Avisail Garcia single to right, Dayan Viciedo’s sacrifice single to center brought Jose Abreu home and Paul Konerko’s single brought home Avisail for the last of the runs that the Sox would score for the day. Score at the close of the inning would be Jays 6 and the Sox 3, which is how the scoring would close for the day.
The top of the seventh inning would see the return of Matt Lindstrom from ankle surgery.
*Game Three (Blue Jays – 5 and Sox – 7)
The rubber game of the match today would see Scott Carroll in the office against Drew Hutchinson. First pitch of the game would Reyes take Carroll for a deep double to right. By the close of the inning the Jays had a 1 – 0 lead. The bottom of the first would see the Sox take the lead and never look back when, Conor Gillaspie would step to the plate with the pond loaded and smack his first Grand Slam to right with, De Aza, Dunn and Garcia on base for a 4 – 1 Sox lead. With Gordon Beckham on base, Jordan Danks would hit a home run of his own, taking the Sox lead to 6 – 1.
The top of the fifth would see the Jays load the bases and cut the lead to 6 to 4, including a Encarnacion homered to left. The Sixth inning would see the rest of the scoring for the day when the Jays would add one more on a Navarro single to right, which got J Francisco home. Gillaspie would move to third on a Beckham single, Jordan Danks sacrifice fly to left would get Gillaspie home for a 7 to 5 Sox lead, which is how the scoring would close for the end of the game.
The Sox are currently hosting the Baltimore Oriels for a three game series. After a day off it is a short trip to New York for a three game series with the Yankees before returning home to close out the month of August with series against Cleveland and Detroit.