Blue Jays 6, White Sox 5: Mistakes Spoil Vaughn’s 4-Hit Effort

With men on first and third and one out in the top of the sixth, Yasmani Grandal hit a deep fly ball to left field that should’ve tied the game. Instead, Danny Mendick was nabbed at second base before a slow-trotting Reese McGuire touched home and the game remained 6-5. This microcosm of the season would cost the South Siders a shot at winning the game.

With five starters missing from the lineup, mostly due to injury, a gem was needed from Lucas Giolito, and unfortunately the towering right-hander could not provide. Two Alejandro Kirk home runs, the second on a questionable slider call, and a two-run double proved to be just enough. Andrew Vaughn‘s 4-hit day and a couple of RBI base hits were not enough for Chicago. A promising rally in the ninth inning fell short after a Jake Burger double play groundout and a Gavin Sheets strikeout.

On the bright side, Luis Robert returned from the IL and we found out that Tim Anderson will likely return in about three weeks’ time!

W: Kevin Gausman (5-3) | L: Lucas Giolito (3-2) | S: Jordan Romano (16)

StatCast Breakdown

Box Score

Offensive Recap:

Pitching Recap:

White Sox Scoring Recap:

Top 1st: Andrew Vaughn homers to center field. 1-0 White Sox
Top 5th: Danny Mendick doubles to left field. Reese McGuire scores. 2-2
Top 6th: Reese McGuire doubles to center field. Gavin Sheets scores. 6-4 Blue Jays
Top 6th: Danny Mendick grounds out to third base. Adam Engel scores. 6-5 Blue Jays

Notable Performances

Andrew Vaughn: 4-5, 1 HR, 1 2B, 2 RBI

Andrew has been the engine of the White Sox offense recently, and tonight proved to be no different. Undaunted by the talented Kevin Gausman, the second-year player recorded seven total bases on the evening. It was the first four-hit game of his career, and I doubt it will be his last.

Reese McGuire: 2-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 R

After being traded from the Blue Jays shortly before the season started, McGuire had a nice revenge game tonight at the plate. Although his lazy running from third base on Grandal’s fly ball may have cost the South Siders a run, it’s nice to see him heating up at the plate a bit.

Kyle Crick: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K

Called up yesterday for this series, the veteran with a filthy slider looked great in his one inning of work. Registering a strikeout and two weak balls in play against the top of the Blue Jays lineup, Crick continues to be an interesting option for the bullpen moving forward.

Other Game Highlights

The Next Matchup

The White Sox will look to bounce back tomorrow against the Jays, with Michael Kopech going up against Hyun Jin Ryu.

Like tonight, first pitch will be at 6:07pm CT and the game will be shown on NBC Sports Chicago.

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