Jays win 6th straight game with Jansen’s two home runs
TORONTO (AP) — José Berríos struck out a season-high nine over seven innings, Danny Jansen homered twice and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the White Sox 7-0 Tuesday night, extending Chicago’s losing streak to six.
Berríos (2-3) allowed four hits — all singles — and walked one in his second straight seven-inning outing. He struck out the side in the first and didn’t allow a runner to reach scoring position until Elvis Andrus advanced from first to third on Andrew Benitendi’s two-out single in the sixth. Eloy Jiménez took a called third strike.
Blue Jays win 14th game in 20 as Nate Pearson and Anthony Bass finish with no-hit relief.
Kevin Kiermaier drove Toronto home with a double-run triple. George Springer also had three hits, including one that was a drive in.
Chicago has lost 14 out of 17 games and 11 of 13. The White Sox lost their second game this season after having three runs, 10 hits and three runs in the last three games.
Mike Clevinger, a right-hander (2-2), allowed six runs and seven hit in five innings. This was a new season high. All three batters who he walked ended up scoring.
Jansen was 3 for 4 with three runs. He struck out on his last at-bat.
Jansen knocked a three run homer in second inning, and then added an individual drive off Tanner Banks’ left hand in sixth to make it his fifth career multiple-homer performance. Jansen is the only player to have three home runs in this season.
White Sox: Seby Závala took over at C for Yasmani Grandal in the bottom of seventh after Grandal had struck out during the top half. … Manager Pedro Grifol said 3B Yoán Moncada (sore lower back) is making “significant improvements” but remains at least a week or two away from returning.
RF Jiménez put his hands on his hips and exchanged words with CF Luis Robert in the fourth after Robert cut in front of Jiménez to make a catch for the second time in the game.
RHP Michael Kopech starts the final game in this series on Wednesday against Blue Jays’ LHP Yusei Kokuchi (3-0). Kopech, who has played four games against Toronto in his career, has a 20.77 ERA. In 4 1/3 innings he allowed 10 earned runs.
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