The Toronto Blue Jays dropped game one against the Chicago White Sox 4-2 on Monday night. The fast-moving pitcher’s duel was quiet offensively, with all four of Chicago’s runs coming unearned to rob Buehrle of the win.
Both lefty starters controlled play and scattered their base runners well, but for a while, it seemed as if the Blue Jays would tame the surging Chris Sale. The crippling blow came in the eighth, when Jose Reyes allowed a Little League grounder to go right through his legs which led to the go-ahead runs.
The complete 8.0 inning start from Buehrle will buy the bullpen a day of rest, at the very least, and sets the table for lefty Felix Doubront to make his first start with the Blue Jays on Tuesday.
got the party started in the third with his eighth home run of the season. Shouldn’t deep flies against Chris Sale count for two? Perhaps the Legend of BABIP isn’t ready to regress just yet.
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Melky Cabrera came back to haunt his old team in the next at-bat, doubling in Eaton and Abreu on a hard grounder down the left field line to move the White Sox ahead 4-2.
MVJ: Papa Buehrle