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As heard on WHOW, Randal Grichuk hit a long home run and Toronto took advantage of a season-high four errors by Chicago as well as a bases-loaded walk to beat the AL Central leaders 6-2 on Wednesday night.

 

Grichuk hit a 451-foot drive leading off the second. Toronto rookie Alek Manoah threw five solid innings in his third major league start and the Blue Jays won despite another strong outing by Lance Lynn.

 

The Sox were rolling along with Lance Lynn delivering another dominant start. Once he left the game, things turned around in a big way.

 

The bullpen stumbled. So did the defense, and the Blue Jays came away with the win.

 

Toronto scored three runs in the eighth and tacked on two more in the ninth.

 

Aaron Bummer (0-4) retired the first batter in the eighth before pinch-hitter Riley Adams reached on a wild pitch as he struck out. An infield single by Marcus Semien and a hit to right by Bo Bichette loaded the bases for Vladimir Guerrero Jr. He walked to force in the tying run. Two more scored when shortstop Tim Anderson overthrew first trying to complete a double play on Teoscar Hernandez's grounder against Codi Heuer, giving the Blue Jays a 4-2 lead.

 

Toronto added a pair in the ninth, aided by more shaky defense.

 

Rowdy Tellez hit an RBI single and went to second on right fielder Adam Eaton's throwing error. Tellez came around when first baseman Jose Abreu missed a throw from second baseman Danny Mendick trying to turn a double play on Semien, making it 6-2.

 

Tyler Chatwood (1-2) got the win.

 

Manoah gave up two runs - one earned - and four hits. The 23-year-old right-hander struck out four and walked two.

 

Owner of baseball's second-best ERA, Lynn allowed four hits and did not walk a batter. He is 6-0 in eight starts since his lone loss of the season to Cleveland on April 15.

 

Nick Madrigal was helped off the field with a sore right hamstring after he tried to beat out a grounder to end the seventh. The White Sox said he will undergo more evaluations on Thursday. 

 

AL MVP Jose Abreu went down holding his left leg prior to his at-bat in the first. Plate umpire Erich Bacchus tried to toss the bat out of the way following Yoan Moncada's RBI single and hit Abreu, who was hurrying over to signal for Jake Lamb to slide.

 

The White Sox send out LHP Dallas Keuchel (4-1, 4.25 ERA) for the series finale, with LHP Hyun Jin Ryu (5-3, 3.23) pitching for Toronto. Keuchel is 4-0 in six career starts against Toronto. Ryu looks to bounce back after giving up seven runs during a 13-1 loss to Houston in Buffalo on Friday. Hear tonight's action on WHOW.

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