Cordell’s suicide squeeze lifts White Sox over Blue Jays

Cordell’s suicide squeeze lifts White Sox over Blue Jays

White Sox 4 Blue Jays 2

CHICAGO — Yolmer Sanchez raced home from third base with the tiebreaking run on Ryan Cordell’s suicide squeeze in the eighth inning, and the Chicago White Sox topped the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 Thursday night for their fourth win in five games.

With runners at the corners and the infield in, Cordell bunted to the first base side. Toronto reliever Derek Law (0-1) threw to catcher Danny Jansen, but Sanchez slid under the tag to give Cordell his second RBI of the game.

Charlie Tilson then scored from third on Leury Garcia’s sacrifice fly. Tilson was originally ruled out on Billy McKinney’s throw, but the call was overturned following a replay review.

Kelvin Herrera (1-2) pitched around two walks in a scoreless eighth to get the win. Alex Colomé tossed a perfect ninth for his ninth save in nine chances, completing a two-hitter.

Welington Castillo also drove in a run for Chicago.

Freddy Galvis hit a solo shot for his sixth homer and first in more than a month, but the Blue Jays lost for the fourth time in five games.

White Sox starter Dylan Covey allowed two runs (one earned) on two hits and a pair of walks in 5 2/3 innings in his best outing this season. After giving up Galvis’ homer and Brandon Drury’s single to start the second, the right-hander retired 12 straight until Eric Sogard walked leading off the sixth — and came around to tie it at 2 with an unearned run.

Covey entered with a 5.91 ERA and was roughed up for four runs in 4 2/3 innings in Toronto last Friday when he walked five.

Blue Jays right-hander Marcus Stroman permitted two runs (one earned) and seven hits through six innings, striking out six. He hasn’t won since April 19 and was hit hard in his previous three outings, giving up 12 earned runs over 14 1/3 innings.

The White Sox jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first on Castillo’s RBI single with two outs. Galvis led off the second with his drive to right-centre to tie it.

Chicago went back ahead 2-1 in the fourth when Nicky Delmonico scored from third on Cordell’s infield single

Toronto pushed across a run without a hit in the sixth to tie it at 2 and chase Covey.

Sogard scored from third with two outs when third baseman Yoan Moncada fielded Randal Grichuk’s sharp grounder, but threw wide to first for an error. Evan Marshall entered and got Galvis to ground out.

BLUE JAYS MOVES

Toronto recalled INF Richard Ureña and optioned struggling OF Teoscar Hernández to Triple-A Buffalo. In 39 games with the Blue Jays, Hernández hit .189 with three homers and 15 RBIs. Since May 1, he was batting just .114 (4 for 35).

Ureña started the season with the Blue Jays and entered Thursday hitting .313 in 11 games during two stints with Toronto this year.

ROCK AND ROLL

McKinney smacked hard into the left field fence catching Sanchez’s drive in the fourth, then somersaulted forward, landed on his feet and threw back to the infield in one motion.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Blue Jays: LHP Clayton Richard (right knee stress fracture), one of four Toronto starters on the injured list, threw a bullpen and could make his Blue Jays debut Saturday against the White Sox. Manager Charlie Montoyo said he would consult with his training staff before making a decision. Toronto acquired the 35-year-old lefty and cash from the Padres for OF Connor Panas last December.

White Sox: SS Tim Anderson was held out of the starting lineup for rest, but was available off the bench. . LHP Manny Bañuelos, who left Tuesday’s loss to Cleveland in the fifth inning with a left shoulder strain, had a “clean” MRI according to manager Rick Renteria and is day-to-day. There is a chance Bañuelos won’t miss his next turn in the rotation.

UP NEXT

Toronto RHP Aaron Sanchez (3-4, 3.75 ERA) faces Chicago RHP Ivan Nova (2-3, 6.29) on Friday. Sanchez has lost three straight, with a 6.35 ERA during that stretch. Nova has won his last two starts, yielding only two runs in 13 innings.

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