Thursday, June 10, 2021. 10:21 PM
(Update : Friday, June 11, 2021. 12:53 AM)
CHICAGO – Dallas Keuchel pitched six good innings, Yasmani Grandal slammed a home run and the Chicago White Sox defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 on Thursday night.
Adam Engel also slammed a long ball, while José Abreu hit two doubles.
But Keuchel (5-1) was the star of this meeting. He limited the Blue Jays hitters to two runs and six hits.
“I thought I could have reached this level earlier this season,” said Keuchel. But I’m about 70 rounds away and I like the direction I’m taking. “
The manager of the Blue Jays, Charlie Montoyo, has also praised the work of Keuchel.
“He destabilized us, he confessed. No one knew what was coming, so he did a good job. “
The White Sox were in their first game since placing second baseman Nick Madrigal’s name on the injured list with a tear in his right hamstring.
Madrigal was injured on Wednesday when the Blue Jays defeated the White Sox 6-2.
Marcus Semien and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. produced one run each for the Blue Jays, who suffered a fourth loss in six games.
Hyun Jin Ryu (5-4) stayed at the mound for six innings. He allowed three points and suffered a second loss in a row.
“Several of my throws were a little better, but it still wasn’t perfect,” Ryu said through a translator.
Joe Panik and Santiago Espinal’s infielder hits set the stage for Semien’s single point in the fifth inning.
A mistake by White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada then allowed the Blue Jays to add a second point.
But Keuchel got out of that situation by taking out Riley Adams, who candleed in center field with two runners on base.
Engel then hit his first home run of the season in the seventh, propelling the ball deep into center fielder against Anthony Castro to give the White Sox a 4-2 lead.
After Keuchel left, Evan Marshall and Codi Heuer each got three strikeouts, then Liam Hendriks finished the job in ninth to land his 16th save.
The White Sox got off to a good start, scoring three points against Ryu in the first inning. Abreu hit a double to push Yermin Mercedes home, then Grandal hit his 10th homerun, on the opposite field.
Boston dodges sweep after funny 6th inning
JD Martinez hit his 13th homer, Christian Arroyo hit a three-point long ball and the Boston Red Sox beat the Houston Astros 12-8 to avoid the three-game streak sweep.
The Red Sox took advantage of two balls dropped by the Astros to take control of the game in the sixth inning.
Right fielder Kyle Tucker dropped Martinez’s sacrifice ball first, which helped the Red Sox to tie the game.
Then shortstop Carlos Correa saw the ball hit by Rafael Devers fall to the ground after touching his glove, but he took advantage of an automatic out.
Yuli Gurriel and José Altuve have made home runs for the Astros.
Altuve also gave the Astros an 8-7 lead in the sixth inning. He made a homerun despite a very low shot from Darwinzon Hernandez.
Astros manager Dusty Baker did not stay in the dugout for the full game, which lasted 3 hours and 47 minutes.
He was sent off in the seventh because he felt that a ball hit by Yuli Gurriel, which turned into a double play, was in fact a foul ball.
Darwinzon Hernandez (1-2) clinched victory after conceding the Altuve circuit in fifth.
Kiké Hernandez hit a double against Blake Taylor (0-1) in the sixth, then he scored by taking advantage of a Martinez candle far from the right side.
Xander Bogaerts then walked out a walk, and it looked for a moment like Devers had hit first base, but the second base umpire signaled the automatic putout.
Enoli Paredes stepped in and he filled in the goals by conceding a walk to Hunter Renfroe, then he hit Vazquez in the elbow to force the point that gave the Red Sox the lead.
Paredes then walked Arroyo a walk with six fastballs, doubling the Red Sox’s lead.
Brooks Raley took a seat on the mound, and Bobby Dalbec hit a double good for two runs.
Astros starter Zack Greinke allowed four runs and seven hits in three innings.
Brandon Bielak, recalled from AAA Wednesday, allowed three runs and four hits in two innings.
Elsewhere in American League stadiums:
Seattle 3 – Detroit 8
SEA : The Mariners were the victims of three mistakes
IT: Jonathan Schoop and Robbie Grossman hit home runs
Kansas City 6 – Oakland 1
KC : Royals ended a five-game losing streak
OAK : Jed Lowrie scored his only point on a homerun in the 4th inning
Yankees de New York 5 – Minnesota 7
NYY: the Yankees led 5-2 in the 6th inning
MIN: Josh Donaldson and Nelson Cruz hit 2-run homers