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Blue Jays Shut Down White Sox

As heard on WHOW, Alejandro Kirk broke a tie with an RBI single in the eighth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Chicago White Sox 3-1 Wednesday night.


After Blue Jays starter Robbie Ray matched his career-high by striking out 14 over seven innings, Tim Mayza (4-1) worked a perfect eighth and Jordan Romano finished for his 13th save in 14 chances.


AL Central-leading Chicago lost for the fourth time in five games.


White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson went 0 for 4 in his return after missing four games because of tightness in both hamstrings.


Chicago opened the scoring in the third when Leury Garcia led off with a single, stole second and third, and scored on a two-out hit by Moncada.


The Blue Jays tied it in the fourth on Corey Dickerson's two-out RBI triple.


White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito allowed one run and five hits in six innings. He walked one and struck out six. Giolito has struck out 175 this season, fourth-most in the AL.


Blue Jays LHP Hyun Jin Ryu (12-6, 3.54) starts against Rodon on Thursday. 

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