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White Sox Drop Series Finale, Swept Out of Toronto by Jays

The White Sox and their sputtering offense could not manage to escape Toronto with a win in the three-games series.

The Chicago White Sox fell to the Toronto Blue Jays in the series finale in Toronto. They will head to Tampa Bay, losers of three straight after getting swept by the Jays.

A throwing error by Gavin Sheets opened the scoring in the third inning. Raimel Tapia reached third on the miscue and scored when Santiago Espinal hit into a double play. Espinal doubled home Tapia in the fifth to make it 2-0.

In the sixth, Teoscar Hernandez hit a rocket off White Sox starter Johnny Cueto. Hernandez terrorized Sox pitching in the series to the tune of 6-12 with four doubles, four RBIs, and five runs.

The White Sox wasted an opportunity in the first inning with bases loaded when Yasmani Grandal struck out looking.

Dia de Cueto

Johnny Cueto continued his solid pitching for the White Sox in his fourth start since his call-up from Charlotte. An unearned run was scored due to Gavin Sheets’ throwing error in the third.

However, he allowed three earned runs and earned the quality start. He finished with six innings allowing three runs on seven hits with five punchouts and no free passes.

Blue Jays starter Alek Manoah continued his dominant season. The light-hitting White Sox and their lifeless bats were no match for the blossoming ace.

He stumped the White Sox over his 7.2 innings of work and allowed three runs on six hits with one walk and fanned five. It was enough to earn him his sixth win of the season.

Too Little Too Late

The White Sox only offense came in the eighth inning down 5-0. Leury Garcia beat out an infield single with Reese McGuire on base.

Luis Robert followed by ripping a double to left-centerfield plating both runners. Adam Cimber relieved Manoah to pitch to Yoan Moncada, whose broken-bat single scored Robert from third for the third run.

Robert advanced to third on a stolen base. However, Jose Abreu hit a flyout to end the rally.

Nail In The Coffin

The White Sox had a bullpen disaster in the eighth inning. Tony La Russa used three relievers in the form of Reynaldo Lopez, Aaron Bummer, and Jimmy Lambert.

The trio allowed four hits and four runs to cross the plate. Lopez could not find the strike zone and exited with the bases loaded.

Bummer got the first two hitters out, but Espinal had a two-run single to put the Jays ahead 7-3. Bo Bichette also added an RBI single off of Lambert. Lopez was charged with all four runs.


The White Sox were outscored 21-11 in the three games.

The Sox are 3-38 with a walk and three hits with the bases loaded.

With bases loaded and two outs, the White Sox are 1-18 with no walks.

The Blue Jays are on an eight-game winning streak.

What’s On Tap Next?

The White Sox travel to Tampa for a three-game series with the Rays. Righty Vince Velasquez starts Friday for the Sox and Shane McClanahan goes for the Rays. You can watch it all on NBC Sports Net Chicago.

Tune in to the Sox On Tap podcast for postgame reaction and further White Sox commentary all season.

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