Blue Jays 3B Josh Donaldson, who set an All-Star record with 14.09 million votes, reached 20 homers for the third straight season.2. “So I’m getting that itch, I want to be back, I want to help the team any way that I can”. Rodon gave up four hits and walked four, including a solo home run by 2B Jonathan Schoop.
“We didn’t do that because (Sale would oppose Buehrle), but you notice it”, Ventura said.
Doubront didn’t overpower the White Sox – his fastball barely topped 90 m.p.h. – but he kept them off-balance with a variable mix of pitches, including a slow curveball which he spun on Tuesday to great effect.
Sale was happy to trade the potential record for the win. Fans of both pitchers and the pitchers themselves should be proud of what they accomplished in this classic duel. “I know everybody likes that, or most of the people like that, so it’s always fun pitching a game like this”.
MILWAUKEE – Kelly Johnson hit his seventh home run of the season, and Matt Wisler struck out six over 5 2/3 innings as Atlanta beat Milwaukee.
The Jays plated their first run in the opening frame when Jose Reyes, Monday night’s goat, notched a leadoff single and stole his 11th bag of the season before coming around to score on a pair of productive groundouts.
Buehrle had retired nine straight batters before Reyes committed an error on Gordon Beckham’s routine grounder to start the eighth.
Johnny Monell snapped a scoreless tie with a two-run double in the ninth against his ex- team.
Sale will be pitching with an extra day’s rest after manager Robin Ventura decided to give his scheduled start Sunday against the Orioles to left-handed rookie Carlos Rodon. White Sox 1B Jose Abreu has hit safely in eight consecutive games.3.
Andrew McCutchen started the winning rally with a one-out walk off Brandon Maurer, moved to second on Jung Ho Kang’s single, took third on Francisco Cervelli’s fly out and scored when Alvarez grounded up a single up the middle.
White Sox: RHP Nate Jones (Tommy John surgery) threw a simulated game at USA Cellular Field and likely will begin a rehab assignment this week. “Velocity-wise, he could probably go pitch now”.
St. Louis reliever Seth Maness has been ejected from the second game of the Cardinals’ day-night doubleheader against the Chicago Cubs. LHP Felix Doubront (0-0, 3.86 ERA) will make his first start (and second appearance) for the Blue Jays this season. The Sox outhit the Jays 7-5, but five of those seven hits came with nobody on and two outs.