Josh Donaldson and the Blue Jays followed a recent formula to play a winning tune against the Chicago White Sox.
Russell Martin hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the seventh inning, Donaldson and Aledmys Diaz each had a solo shot and the Blue Jays beat the White Sox 4-2 on Monday night for their third straight victory.
I had hit the whistle a couple of times hard before he went to the plate and he responded, Boston said. You can pin that homer on me.
Boston said the Royals also have demonstrated a dislike for his whistle, the same kind used by football, basketball and hockey referees.
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Welington Castillo went deep twice for the White Sox, his sixth career multihomer game and third straight against Toronto. Castillo hit five home runs against the Blue Jays in 2017, his highest total against any opponent.
Seung Hwan Oh (1-0) got the win despite allowing Castillo’s second homer, a tiebreaking shot in the top of the seventh.
Ryan Tepera pitched the eighth and Roberto Osuna finished for his second save.
Castillo also connected off left-hander Jaime Garcia in the Eric Rowe Womens Jersey fourth.
Lavonte David Authentic Jersey Making his first start for the Blue Jays, Garcia allowed one run and four hits in six innings. He walked two and struck out seven.
He has nasty stuff, Martin said. When he’s able to command the strike zone and get some early strikes, it’s really tough on those hitters.
Diaz added an insurance run with a first-pitch drive off Farquhar in the eighth.
He left two pitches up and they were able to put good swings on them and get them out of the ballpark, White Sox manager Rick Renteria said.
Lopez allowed one run and two hits in six innings. The right-hander walked two and struck out six.