The Toronto Blue Jays made a late push to win 6-2 over the White Sox on Wednesday night in Chicago.
Behind by a point in the fifth inning, the Canadian team got underway on their last two rounds at bat.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. first hit a walk with the cushions filled to create a tie. Teoscar Hernandez and Marcus Semien produced points on forced plays while an arrow to the right of Rowdy Tellez allowed another runner to come in and score.
For Semien, this is a 22nd straight road game with a hit, equaling a Jays record from 1999.
Alek Manoah also fulfilled his mandate in this victory. The 23-year-old gunner allowed only four hits to the Sox hitters. With four strikeouts, he became the first pitcher in franchise history to put 20 men in the mitt in his first three career starts.
The Jays relievers then handcuffed opposing hitters for the remaining four innings. Tyler Chatwood (1-2) collected the victory while Aaron Bummer (0-4) recorded the loss following a disastrous outing in the eighth inning.
Almost flawless A’s throwers
Starting pitcher Sean Manaea and the relieving committee that accompanied him to the Oakland Athletics were near perfect against the Arizona Diamondbacks hitters, allowing the California team to win 4-0.
The A’s have been dominant against the worst major league team this season. Manaea (5-2), who collected the win, gave just two hits and two walks in six innings at the mound.
Yusmeiro Petit, Lou Trivino and Jake Diekman, who came in relief, then gave only two free passes to the D-Backs players. Meanwhile, a triple from Mark Canha and a single from Jed Lowrie put the A’s in front by three runs after two innings. Matt Olson completed the scoring with a sacrifice ball in the seventh round at bat.
It was much less rosy for Arizona. Matt Peacock (2-3) only stayed a round and two-thirds on the mound, time to give his opponents three points.
Rangers win a marathon
In Arlington, a Brock Holt 11th inning single gave the Texas Rangers a 4-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants.
The meeting was long run by the visitors, who took a two-point lead in the fifth assault thanks to long solo balls from Jason Vosler and Chadwick Tromp.
The Rangers finally came back twice and it was a sweeping shot from Holt that got Nate Lowe to score the game after two more innings.