Bichette's grand slam leads Blue Jays past White Sox to avoid series sweep

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Bo Bichette deed a expansive slam and Alejandro Kirk homered for the 2nd consecutive game, starring Ross Stripling and the Toronto Blue Jays implicit the injury-riddled Chicago White Sox 9-5 Wednesday.

Bichette's 2nd vocation slam capped a five-run 4th inning arsenic the Blue Jays avoided a three-game bid sweep.

Kirk deed an RBI azygous successful the archetypal and a homer to halfway successful the third. He tops All-Star instrumentality voting for AL catchers and leads each qualified large league catchers successful batting mean (.307) and OPS (.857).

Lucas Giolito (4-4) allowed 7 runs connected a season-high 11 hits successful 5 innings. He has a 9.47 ERA successful his past 5 starts.

Kirk is 4 for 9 with 3 location runs and six RBIs beingness against Giolito.

Stripling (4-2) gave up 1 tally successful six innings. He scattered 5 hits and didn't let a runner past 2nd until Josh Harrison scored from archetypal connected a azygous by Luis Robert successful the sixth.

Stripling has allowed 12 hits implicit his past 20 2/3 innings, posting a 1.31 ERA successful his past 4 starts.

The White Sox collected 7 hits successful the last 3 innings aft Stripling departed. They scored 3 times successful the eighth and brought the imaginable tying tally to the plate, but Leury Garcia grounded.

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Robert extended his hitting streak to 13 games. He moved dilatory moving to archetypal and stayed determination adjacent aft his deed skipped past near fielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and yet near the crippled successful the eighth.

The White Sox were stretched astatine shortstop. Tim Anderson, who returned Monday aft missing 18 games due to the fact that of a close groin strain, didn't play nether doctor's orders, manager Tony La Russa said earlier the game.

White Sox shortstop Danny Mendick near aft colliding with near fielder Adam Haseley connected a foul popular successful the 2nd and near owed to close genu discomfort. Garcia, who had been sidelined for the past 4 games due to the fact that of broadside discomfort, replaced him.

Right fielder Adam Engel near aft 3 innings due to the fact that of close hamstring soreness.

Early exit

Blue Jays hitting manager Guillermo Martinez was ejected during the pregame lineup exchange.

White Sox picther Matt Foster was reinstated from the bereavement list. Davis Martin was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte.

White Sox archetypal baseman Jose Abreu (hip) was relegated to designated hitter duties. Outfielder Eloy Jimenez (right hamstring tendon tear), connected a rehab duty astatine Charlotte, sent La Russa a substance connection indicating helium was feeling better. "So amended means it's antithetic than `I'm acceptable to travel back,"' La Russa said.

Blue Jays' Alex Manoah (8-2, 2.00) volition look the Brewers connected Friday successful Milwaukee. Manoah allowed 4 runs successful 5 1/3 innings of an 8-2 nonaccomplishment Saturday to the Yankees.

Johnny Cueto (1-3, 2.95) volition look the Orioles successful Thursday's bid opener for the White Sox. Cueto pitched 7 innings of two-hit shot Saturday successful a 7-0 triumph implicit the Astros.

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