Tim Anderson had three hits and two RBIs, and Luis Robert hit a two-run home run as the visiting Chicago White Sox defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 10-7 Thursday afternoon.
Cesar Hernandez, Jose Abreu and Eloy Jimenez hit solo homers for the White Sox, who gained a split in the four-game series. Leury Garcia added a two-run double for the ChiSox, who finished their road trip 3-4.
Chicago left-hander Carlos Rodon (10-5) allowed two runs, five hits and one walk over five innings in his first start since Aug. 7 because of shoulder fatigue.
Craig Kimbrel pitched around a single in the ninth to earn his 24th save.
Toronto left-hander Hyun Jin Ryu (12-7) allowed seven runs, seven hits and one walk in 3 2/3 innings.
Marcus Semien had three hits — including two home runs — and four RBIs for the Blue Jays, who finished their homestand 3-4.
Semien hit his 31st homer of the season in the first inning.
Hernandez hit his 21st homer in the second to tie the game.
Anderson singled with two outs in the third and Robert hit his fourth homer of the season. Abreu followed with his 27th homer to make it 4-1.
Chicago increased the lead to 7-1 in the fourth. Andrew Vaughn led off with a walk and Hernandez singled. Garcia hit a two-run double and Anderson had an RBI single. Trent Thornton replaced Ryu.
Rain fell during the fifth inning before the Rogers Centre roof was fully closed.
Toronto scored once in the bottom of the fifth. Reese McGuire singled with one out, took second on a groundout and scored on Semien’s single. There was a slight delay as the grounds crew worked on the pitching mound.
Brad Hand allowed Seby Zavala’s RBI double and Anderson’s RBI single in the sixth.
Toronto scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth against Michael Kopech. Randal Grichuk had an RBI single, pinch hitter Corey Dickerson had an RBI groundout, Bo Bichette had an RBI single and Semien homered.
Ryan Tepera and Garrett Crochet were perfect in the seventh and eighth respectively for Chicago.
Jimenez hit his seventh homer of the season against Trevor Richards in the ninth.
–Field Level Media