Blue Jays sweep White Sox in Chicago

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The Toronto Blue Jays delivered their first three game sweep of the 2024 Major League Baseball regular season on Wednesday. They accomplished the feat against the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois.

The Blue Jays won games by a score of 5-1, 7-2, 3-1. Despite the sweep, it has an extremely disappointing season for the Blue Jays as they are last in the American League East with a record of 26 wins and 29 losses. According to Baseball Reference, their chances of making the playoffs at this time is only at 6.6%.

In Monday’s 5-1 win, the Blue Jays got five shutout innings from starting pitcher Chris Bassitt. In 81 pitches, he had 52 strikes, and seven strikeouts. He did not give up a walk, and gave up five hits. Offensively, the Blue Jays had home runs from George Springer, Bo Bichette and Davis Schneider.

In Tuesday’s 7-2 win, the Blue Jays had three hits (two doubles and one single from Schneider). The Blue Jays second baseman also led the team with three runs batted in as he also added a sacrifice fly. Meanwhile, Kevin Gausman had a quality start as he gave up only one earned run in six innings. In 87 pitches, he had 55 strikes, and had three strikeouts compared to one walk, and gave up four hits.

In Wednesday’s 3-1 win, Blue Jays starting pitcher Alek Manoah left the game after an inning and two thirds with elbow soreness. Trevor Richards got the win after pitching three and a third innings of relief. Zach Pop of Brampton, Ontario, Tim Mayza and Yimi Garcia had holds, while closer Jordan Romano of Markham, Ontario had the save. Bichette and Alejandro Kirk led the Blue Jays with two hits each.

 

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