White Sox silence Blue Jays, 5-0

Starter Garrett Crochet allowed two hits across six scoreless innings, Corey Julks and Danny Mendick each had two RBIs and the visiting Chicago White Sox defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 5-0 on Tuesday night.

The White Sox ended a four-game losing streak and have split the first two games of the three-game series with Toronto.

The Blue Jays are 2-3 on their six-game homestand. They were riding an eight-game winning streak against Chicago entering Tuesday’s contest.

Toronto starter Yusei Kikuchi (2-4) allowed three runs (two earned), five hits and three walks while striking out six in six innings.

Crochet (5-4) walked one and fanned four.

The White Sox scored an unearned run in the second. Korey Lee reached on Ernie Clement’s throwing error and took second on Zach Remillard’s sacrifice bunt. He then scored when Nicky Lopez lined a single to left.

Chicago scored twice in the fifth. Andrew Vaughn walked with one out and took third on a double by Eloy Jimenez. Both runners scored on a two-out single by Julks.

Jimenez limped to the dugout after scoring and did not get another at-bat as designated hitter, with Gavin Sheets taking his place in the seventh. Jimenez was diagnosed with a left hamstring strain.

Crochet retired the first 13 batters he faced before Justin Turner ended an 0-for-30 slump with a double off the left field wall with one out in the fifth. Crochet ended the inning by getting a groundout and a strikeout.

The Blue Jays stranded two runners in the sixth after Clement singled and Danny Jansen walked.

Zach Pop took over from Kikuchi in the seventh and pitched around a leadoff single by Tommy Pham.

Chicago’s John Brebbia pitched a clean bottom of the seventh.

Trevor Richards allowed a single to Paul DeJong and had two strikeouts in the top of the eighth. Tim Mayza replaced him and walked pinch hitter Dominic Fletcher. Mendick followed with a two-run double to left.

Michael Kopech struck out the side in the bottom of the ninth for the White Sox.

–Field Level Media