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Andrew Vaughn, White Sox Offense Power Past Blue Jays in Series Opener

A lively offensive performance helped the White Sox top the Blue Jays to open a seven-game homestand.
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Chicago White Sox right-hander Lance Lynn made his first home start of the 2022 season on Monday night against the Toronto Blue Jays. The Sox fed off the self-styled “big bastard's” intensity even though he allowed five runs (three earned) across five innings in Chicago's 8-7 victory.

Offense Explodes

The energy clearly rubbed off on the White Sox offense. The South Siders' 13-hit attack included home runs from Andrew Vaughn, Josh Harrison, and Luis Robert. The team is hitting .305 over its last 14 games, a stretch that includes 30 doubles, four triples, 13 homers, 85 RBIs, and 91 runs scored.

The White Sox activated Tim Anderson from the injured list prior to the game. A strained right groin sidelined him for three weeks, causing him to miss 18 games. Anderson seemingly didn't miss a beat as he singled to right in the first inning and scored on Vaughn’s double off Jose Berrios to open the scoring. 

After falling behind 2-1, Harrison put the White Sox ahead with a two-run shot in the second. It was his first homer as a member of the Sox. Robert added a two-run no-doubter in the third, and Vaughn made it 6-2 with his seventh homer of the season in the fourth. Vaughn matched a career-high with four hits.

Berrios allowed six runs and nine hits in four innings. Raimel Tapia and Cavan Biggio each hit two-run homers to help Toronto rally back from an 8-2 deficit, but the Blue Jays ultimately came up short. Joe Kelly surrendered Biggio’s homer in the ninth but induced groundouts from George Springer and Dante Bichette to end the game.

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Seeing Tim Anderson back in action was a treat for White Sox fans to open the seven-game homestand. He not only brings a winning attitude to the field but also a fun energy that the team badly missed. And although the Sox are a game below .500, they’ve won five of their past seven games and are slowly getting healthier.


As Anderson returned, Yoan Moncada went on the injured list due to a strained right hamstring.

Eloy Jimenez will resume his rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte on Tuesday.

Joe Kelly earned his first save of 2022.

What's On Tap Next?

The Chicago White Sox and Toronto Blue Jays will clash again Tuesday night. Right-handers Dylan Cease and Kevin Gausman will take the mound for their respective clubs. NBC Sports Chicago will carry the action beginning at 7:10 PM CT and Sox On Tap has the postgame show.