The Toronto Blue Jays had a key three-game sweep over the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois on Thursday. After Wednesday night’s game was delayed due to rain, the Blue Jays won both games of a doubleheader on Thursday to close out the series.
On Tuesday, the Blue Jays beat the White Sox 4-3. Blue Jays first baseman Vladimir Guerrero of Montreal, Quebec led the team with two runs scored, two hits, and two runs batted in. His key hit was a two-run home run in the top of the eighth inning which also scored Brandon Belt. At the time, the Blue Jays were trailing the White Sox 3-2 and then Guerrero gave Toronto a 4-3 lead. On the mound, Nate Pearson was the winning pitcher, while Chris Bassitt had a quality start as he gave up three earned runs in six innings. Also, Jordan Romano of Markham, Ontario had his 25th save of the season as he struck out the side.
In the first game on Thursday, the Blue Jays scored all six of their runs in the top of the 11th inning in a 6-2 Toronto win. The Blue Jays had five singles in the inning and a two-run double from Cavan Biggio. Romano got his fourth win of the season, and Jose Berrios threw seven shutout innings for the quality start.
In the second game on Thursday, the Blue Jays came through with a 5-4 win. Whit Merrifield hit two home runs, Matt Chapman hit another home run, and Bo Bichette had four hits. Jay Jackson got his first win with the Blue Jays, and Pearson picked up his first Major League save.
The Blue Jays are now at 48 wins and 40 losses. They are tied with the New York Yankees for the final wildcard spot in the American League.