Morales, Martin help Blue Jays beat White Sox to snap skid

Tim Anderson #7 of the Chicago White Sox turns a double play in the sixth inning during Major League Baseball game action as Kevin Pillar #11 of the Toronto Blue Jays slides into second base at Rogers Centre on June 17, 2017 in Toronto, Canada.

With the score now 5-2 headed into the bottom of the 9th, White Sox closer David Robertson continued his hot streak, setting down the Blue Jays in order to end the game with a save. With one out and runners on first and second, Goins hit into a DP to end the inning and limit the damage.

In other news, Blue Jays ace Aaron Sanchez continues to take steps in the right direction after struggling with multiple finger nail and blister issues on his throwing hand. "The most important thing is to keep working, keep the things that we have been doing, and we believe in ourselves".

PADRES 7, BREWERS 5: Cory Spangenberg and Chase d'Arnaud each hit solo home runs in the 11th inning, lifting San Diego over Milwaukee in yet another slugfest.

"Hopefully I don't waste this opportunity to learn from that", said Biagini as he concluded a almost three-minute answer where he discussed the breakdown of his mechanics, how it had been an issue he struggled with in the minors, and how he can learn from the experience.

"We felt good but we kept going", he said through a translator. White Sox LHP Carlos Rodon (left biceps bursitis) allowed seven hits and three runs in 5 2/3 innings Saturday with Triple-A Charlotte in his third rehabilitation start. With one out and two on, former Jay Melky Cabrera smashed a shot to Stroman, who field it, threw to Troy Tulowitzki at second for the first out, and then the Jays' shortstop relayed it to first for the double play, ending the inning. "I saw on the replay that it hit the top of the wall, so it might make up for all the times that I've hit the ball hard at somebody this year". For the seventh time though, the Blue Jays spurned the opportunity.

The Jays were pleased to have utility man Steve Pearce back in the lineup after being sidelined since May 15 with a calf strain. Shields has been on the disabled list since April 21 (retroactive to April 18) with a strained right lat. Dwight Smith Jr. will be Pearce's fill in for the time being while Ezequiel Carrera recovers from a fractured right foot. The Sox slugged three solo home runs off Toronto starter Marcus Stroman, one each from Todd Frazier, Matt Davidson and Jose Abreu. I think it was a cutter-slider.

"The last two have been a lot better". "I'm glad to be back". I was down there and I knew what I was down there for. Anderson scored on the suicide squeeze and left-handed pitcher Ryan Tepera threw the ball away allowing Yolmer to move into 2nd base.

Stroman said the mentality inside the Jays clubhouse hasn't changed, despite the fact that the team is on a 6-8 run in June after going 18-10 in May. This will be his fourth start of the season. He will be trying to make it seven straight winning decisions Saturday. Another single, ending an eight-pitch battle with White Sox slugger Jose Abreu, cashed in two more. Pelfrey is 2-1 with a 2.08 ERA in his past five starts. In the seventh inning, designated hitter Kendrys Morales cranked a two-run bullet for his third dinger in four games. He pitched one scoreless inning in relief two days later against the Orioles.

Blue Jays: Toronto visits Texas for a four-game series beginning Monday, when RHP Marco Estrada (4-5, 4.54) goes up against Rangers RHP Austin Bibens-Dirkx (2-0, 3.28).

  • Julie Sanders