TORONTO – The White Sox capped off another sweep by defeating the Toronto Blue Jays 4-0 tonight north of the border. White Sox starter Jose Quintana picked up his third win of the season (3-1), as both solid defense, and timely hitting helped the Sox pick up their first sweep in Toronto since 2005.
7th inning (Top): Todd Frazier led off the inning with a single to left center, which was followed by a fielder choice to short by Melky Cabrera (Frazier out at 2B). Brett Lawrie drew a walk, putting runners on 1st and 2nd with one out. Avi Garcia followed that up with a strikeout, leaving it up to Dioner Navarro with two on and two out. Navarro then tripled to right-center, breaking a scoreless tie and knocking Jays starter Marco Estrada from the game. Ninth place hitter Austin Jackson hit a triple of his own, easily scoring Navarro. Adam Eaton worked a walk, but was left on second base (stole second) after Jimmy Rollins flied out to center field. 3-0 Sox headed to the bottom of the 7th inning.
8th inning (Top): The Sox got their second straight lead-off single, this time by Jose Abreu. After a pop out by Todd Frazier, Melky Cabrera drew his second walk of the night to put runners on 1st and 2nd with only one out. Brett Lawrie almost grounded into a double-play, however was able to beat the throw at first. With Abreu on 3rd and two out, Avisail Garcia continued to swing the bat well as he lined a single into center field. 4-0 Sox headed to the bottom of the 8th inning.
White Sox starting pitcher Jose Quintana worked out of jams in the 3rd and 5th inning, as he left two runners on in each inning. Strikeouts aided Quintana tonight, as he struck out ten Blue Jays hitters in six innings of work.
There were two of them in my opinion. Sox right fielder Adam Eaton took away extra bases from Edwin Encarnacion to lead off the 6th, as he made a leaping catch up against the fence in right field. Shortstop Jimmy Rollins also robbed Encarnacion to end the 8th, making a play deep in the hole to end the inning.
Jose Quintana: 6 IP, 4 H, 10 K WP (3-1)
Todd Frazier: 2-4
Austin Jackson: 2-3, 3B, RBI
Dioner Navarro broke a scoreless tie with a two-run triple in the 7th inning, not to mention caught the Sox 5th shutout of the young season. Navarro also homered in the series, and caught all three games after being forced into action due to the late scratch of Kevan Smith in game one.
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