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Blue Jays Get By White Sox

As heard on WHOW, pinch-runner Breyvic Valera scored the tiebreaking run on a wild pitch in the eighth inning, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Chicago White Sox 2-1 on Monday night.


Valera ran for Reese McGuire after the Blue Jays catcher singled off Craig Kimbrel (2-4) to begin the inning. Valera took second on a wild third strike to Bo Bichette, advanced to third on a groundout, and scored when Kimbrel uncorked another wild pitch, this time to Teoscar Hernandez.


Tim Mayza (3-1) pitched a perfect eighth inning to earn the win, and Jordan Romano finished for his 12th save in 13 chances.


White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson sat for the third straight game because of soreness in his legs. Anderson could return Tuesday, manager Tony LaRussa said.


Toronto spoiled a strong outing by Chicago's Lance Lynn and handed the White Sox their fourth loss in five games.

Lynn was left frustrated after giving up a game-tying hit to Blue Jays slugger Vladimir Guerrero Jr. on a 3-0 pitch with two outs and a runner at second in the sixth, right after the White Sox had opened the scoring.


Lynn allowed one run and four hits in seven innings, but didn't figure in the decision for the fifth consecutive start. The right-hander has not won since a road victory at Milwaukee on July 25.


Lynn lowered his ERA to 2.20 and reached the innings threshold he needed to qualify as the AL leader in that category.


The White Sox opened the scoring with three straight singles off Blue Jays right-hander Alek Manoah in the sixth, including an RBI hit by outfielder Andrew Vaughn.


Manoah allowed one run and five hits in six innings.


Blue Jays RHP Jose Berrios (8-6, 3.52) faces White Sox RHP Dylan Cease (9-6, 4.06) on Tuesday night. Berrios is 0-1 with a 5.28 ERA in his last three starts. He went 0-2 in three 2021 starts against the White Sox while with Minnesota.

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