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 Colome 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.