Chicago White Sox ground the Toronto Blue Jays, 11-5


Aug 15, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu (79) hits an RBI single against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

It was an offensive night for the Chicago White Sox on Friday night, and that was a good thing, as they defeated the Toronto Blue Jays, 11-5 at US Cellular Field, giving us a glimpse of what they are capable of doing at the plate.

It was good to see the White Sox win the first game of three against the Blue Jays, including the five-run first inning where the White Sox hit their way to a 5-1 lead. The win moves the White Sox to 58-64 on the season.

The first inning of the White Sox included a double from Alejandro De Aza, Alexei Ramirez being hit by a pitch and Jose Abreu hitting a single to score De Aza to tie the score at 1-1.

From there, Adam Dunn batted in Ramirez, Dayan Viciedo scored Abreu on a single and Conor Gillaspie doubled in Viciedo. The fifth run scored off a base hit from Jordan Danks, scoring Gillaspie.

In the second, the Blue Jays added three runs, while the White Sox had one run for a 6-4 score after two innings.

The White Sox added another five-run inning in the fifth for their 11 total runs, and the Blue Jays added one final run in the top of the sixth.

Chicago finished with 17 hits, while Toronto had nine.

Leading the White Sox at the plate were Abreu at 3-for-5 with two runs and three RBIs and Dunn also 3-for-5 with two RBIs.

Five White Sox batters had two hits.

Hector Noesi was the winning pitcher, moving his record to 7-8 on the year. Noesi allowed five earned runs on eight hits and two walks in five innings. He finished with four strikeouts.

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Noesi was lucky he had so much run support, because the second inning could have been a disaster in terms of the final outcome if not for the offense of the White Sox.

Marcus Stroman (7-4) lasted 0.2 innings as the starter for the Blue Jays. He also allowed five earned runs on five hits and no walks.

So to sum it up for the White Sox, the starting pitching wasn’t the best, but the offense was the star of the show for Friday. At this point of the season, I’ll take it, and probably most White Sox fans will as well because a win is a win.