Grichuk hits 3-run HR, Jays beat Chicago to snap 5-game skid

TORONTO (AP) The Toronto Blue Jays took full advantage of a new opponent in town and turned their tough stretch around.

Randal Grichuk hit a three-run homer, Teoscar Hernandez added a solo shot and the Blue Jays snapped a season-worst, five-game losing streak with a 4-3 win over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night.

Grichuk's two-out blast in the first inning was his sixth of the season and came off starter Dylan Covey (0-2). The homer gave the Blue Jays more runs with one swing than they scored in a three straight losses to Minnesota earlier this week. Toronto was shut out in the first two games and lost 9-1 in Wednesday's series finale.

''I think the off day was big for us,'' Toronto's Justin Smoak said, referring to Thursday's break in the schedule. ''Minnesota are the hottest team in baseball right now, so it was a tough series. We really had nothing going against them. To get a couple of big home runs tonight and get runs early, that always helps.''

The sweep at the hands of the Twins gave the Blue Jays eight losses in nine games.

''To get them out of town was a good feeling, and get somebody else up there,'' reliever Daniel Hudson said. ''It was a big win for the team tonight, for sure.''

Hernandez added a leadoff homer in the second inning, his third of the season. Hernandez hadn't homered since April 18, at Minnesota.

Covey allowed four runs and three hits in 4 2/3 innings. He was upset at himself for walking Smoak and Rowdy Tellez before Grichuk's drive.

''I'm OK with giving up a solo home run here and there, but I've got to cut back on those two-out walks,'' Covey said. ''Different ball game if those guys aren't on when they hit the homer.''

Toronto's scheduled starter, right-hander Clay Buchholz, was scratched and placed on the 10-day injured list because of a sore shoulder. Right-hander Daniel Hudson opened for Toronto, the first time this season the Blue Jays used an opener.

Hudson allowed a run in the first on back-to-back doubles by Yoan Moncada and Jose Abreu.

Chicago's Tim Anderson hit a solo homer off Sam Gaviglio in the fifth, and the White Sox cut it to 4-3 on Leurys Garcia's RBI groundout in the seventh.

Joe Biagini (2-1) came on and struck out Moncada for the final out of the seventh, stranding a runner at third. Biagini pitched the eighth before Ken Giles got Charlie Tilson on a fly ball to the warning track for the final out for his ninth save in 10 chances.

Giles retired the side in order for the fifth straight appearance and reached 100 saves for his career.

''That's definitely very special to me to get that number,'' Giles said.

Blue Jays prospect Vladimir Guerrero batted second, the highest he has hit in the order since his promotion to the majors. Guerrero grounded into a double play in the first, grounded out in the third, fouled out in the fifth and flied out in the seventh. The hitless performance dropped his average to .146.

TRAINER'S ROOM

White Sox: OF Eloy Jimenez (right ankle) ran the bases before the game. He's expected to do so one more time over the weekend before beginning a rehab stint.

Blue Jays: Left-hander Thomas Pannone, who was optioned to Buffalo on Thursday, was recalled after Buchholz's injury. ... Buchholz's injury list stint is retroactive to May 9.

FLIP OUT

Anderson did not flip his bat after his homer. Last month, Anderson and Grichuk exchanged comments on social media after Grichuk took issue with excessive celebrations of home runs.

LOOK OUT!

Guerrero Jr. lined a foul ball into the seats down the left field line during his final at bat. The hard-hit ball narrowly missed an infant and appeared to strike a young girl, who was able to walk out of her section for additional treatment. Her condition was not immediately known.

ROSTER REPORT:

White Sox: Minor league OF Preston Tucker was released and signed with a team in the Korean Baseball Organization. ... Triple-A Charlotte acquired OF Paulo Orlando in a trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers' organization.

Blue Jays: Toronto selected RHP Javy Guerra from Triple-A. OF Socrates Brito was designated for assignment. Acquired from San Diego on April 2, Brito hit .077 in 17 games, striking out 17 times in 39 at bats. ... The Blue Jays made a trade with Pittsburgh, acquiring minor league OF Patrick Kivlehan for cash.

UP NEXT

White Sox: RHP Ivan Nova (1-3, 7.04) will make his eighth start of the season and the sixth away from home. He's 5-7 with a 5.66 ERA in 17 career games against Toronto.

Blue Jays: RHP Marcus Stroman (1-5, 2.96) allowed a season-worst six runs in his previous start on May 6 against Minnesota. He's 2-3 with a 5.45 ERA in seven career starts against the White Sox.

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  • W: J. Biagini (2-1)L: D. Covey (0-2)S: K. Giles (9)
  • HR: CHW - T. Anderson (7), TOR - R. Grichuk (6), T. Hernandez (3)
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      BATTING
      • 2B - Y. Moncada (9), J. Abreu (11)
      • HR - T. Anderson (7)
      • SH - R. Cordell (2)
      • RBI - L. Garcia (12), J. Abreu (35), T. Anderson (21)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - Y. Moncada, W. Castillo, N. Delmonico 2 (2), R. Cordell
      BATTING
      • 2B - R. Tellez (5), F. Galvis (7)
      • HR - R. Grichuk (6), T. Hernandez (3)
      • RBI - R. Grichuk 3 (17), T. Hernandez (15)
      • 2-Out RBI - R. Grichuk 3 (10)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Tellez, R. Grichuk 3 (3), J. Davis 3 (3)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - Y. Moncada 2 (4)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Moncada-Garcia-Alonso)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Covey (L, 0-2)4.23445325.911.88-3.5
      J. Osich0.10000103.001.110.5
      R. Burr1.01001204.911.302.0
      E. Marshall1.01001000.001.621.0
      A. Bummer1.00000000.000.383.0
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Covey (L, 0-2)4.2
      J. Osich0.1
      R. Burr1.0
      E. Marshall1.0
      A. Bummer1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Hudson1.02110103.931.310.5
      T. Pannone1.21000106.851.482.5
      S. Gaviglio2.21111311.950.654.5
      T. Mayza (H, 6)0.20001203.941.250.0
      R. Tepera (H, 2)0.22110005.001.44-3.0
      J. Biagini (W, 2-1)1.10000103.180.9410.5
      K. Giles (S, 9)1.00000101.561.0410.5
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Hudson1.0
      T. Pannone1.2
      S. Gaviglio2.2
      T. Mayza (H, 6)0.2
      R. Tepera (H, 2)0.2
      J. Biagini (W, 2-1)1.1
      K. Giles (S, 9)1.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - J. Osich
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Covey 83-43, J. Osich 4-3, R. Burr 22-15, E. Marshall 21-13, A. Bummer 7-5
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Covey 4-6, E. Marshall 1-2, A. Bummer 3-0
      • Batters Faced - D. Covey 21, J. Osich, R. Burr 5, E. Marshall 5, A. Bummer 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Hudson 13-10, T. Pannone 19-13, S. Gaviglio 44-26, T. Mayza 19-11, R. Tepera 14-8, J. Biagini 17-12, K. Giles 12-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Hudson 2-0, T. Pannone 2-2, S. Gaviglio 3-2, R. Tepera 2-0, J. Biagini 2-1, K. Giles 1-1
      • Batters Faced - D. Hudson 5, T. Pannone 6, S. Gaviglio 10, T. Mayza 3, R. Tepera 4, J. Biagini 4, K. Giles 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      Y. Moncada 3B31100111.286.342.503.8457.5
      J. Abreu DH40110021.281.346.541.8872.0
      Y. Alonso 1B40000012.172.279.328.606-0.5
      W. Castillo C30000101.164.300.284.5841.0
      N. Delmonico LF40100022.214.283.333.6160.0
      T. Anderson SS42211001.328.357.522.8808.0
      C. Tilson CF40100001.353.389.412.8011.0
      R. Cordell RF20000021.242.329.435.764-1.0
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      J. Osich P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      R. Burr P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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        E. Sogard 2B40100000.328.423.5971.0201.0
        V. Guerrero 3B40000001.146.222.171.3930.0
        J. Smoak 1B01000400.239.384.410.7945.0
        R. Tellez DH31100122.245.306.455.7603.0
        R. Grichuk RF41131013.248.301.434.7367.5
        F. Galvis SS40100010.269.290.433.7231.5
        T. Hernandez LF21111200.200.279.322.6018.0
        D. Jansen C40000013.174.250.221.471-0.5
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        K. Giles P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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          BATTING
          • 2B - Y. Moncada (9), J. Abreu (11)
          • HR - T. Anderson (7)
          • SH - R. Cordell (2)
          • RBI - L. Garcia (12), J. Abreu (35), T. Anderson (21)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - Y. Moncada, W. Castillo, N. Delmonico 2 (2), R. Cordell
          BATTING
          • 2B - R. Tellez (5), F. Galvis (7)
          • HR - R. Grichuk (6), T. Hernandez (3)
          • RBI - R. Grichuk 3 (17), T. Hernandez (15)
          • 2-Out RBI - R. Grichuk 3 (10)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Tellez, R. Grichuk 3 (3), J. Davis 3 (3)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - Y. Moncada 2 (4)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Moncada-Garcia-Alonso)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          D. Covey (L, 0-2)4.23445325.911.88-3.5
          J. Osich0.10000103.001.110.5
          R. Burr1.01001204.911.302.0
          E. Marshall1.01001000.001.621.0
          A. Bummer1.00000000.000.383.0
          Total8.0544762---
          PITCHERSIP
          D. Covey (L, 0-2)4.2
          J. Osich0.1
          R. Burr1.0
          E. Marshall1.0
          A. Bummer1.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          D. Hudson1.02110103.931.310.5
          T. Pannone1.21000106.851.482.5
          S. Gaviglio2.21111311.950.654.5
          T. Mayza (H, 6)0.20001203.941.250.0
          R. Tepera (H, 2)0.22110005.001.44-3.0
          J. Biagini (W, 2-1)1.10000103.180.9410.5
          K. Giles (S, 9)1.00000101.561.0410.5
          Total9.0633291---
          PITCHERSIP
          D. Hudson1.0
          T. Pannone1.2
          S. Gaviglio2.2
          T. Mayza (H, 6)0.2
          R. Tepera (H, 2)0.2
          J. Biagini (W, 2-1)1.1
          K. Giles (S, 9)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • WP - J. Osich
          • Pitches-Strikes - D. Covey 83-43, J. Osich 4-3, R. Burr 22-15, E. Marshall 21-13, A. Bummer 7-5
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Covey 4-6, E. Marshall 1-2, A. Bummer 3-0
          • Batters Faced - D. Covey 21, J. Osich, R. Burr 5, E. Marshall 5, A. Bummer 3
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - D. Hudson 13-10, T. Pannone 19-13, S. Gaviglio 44-26, T. Mayza 19-11, R. Tepera 14-8, J. Biagini 17-12, K. Giles 12-9
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Hudson 2-0, T. Pannone 2-2, S. Gaviglio 3-2, R. Tepera 2-0, J. Biagini 2-1, K. Giles 1-1
          • Batters Faced - D. Hudson 5, T. Pannone 6, S. Gaviglio 10, T. Mayza 3, R. Tepera 4, J. Biagini 4, K. Giles 3
          • 7TH INNING
            Garcia grounded out to second, Anderson scored, Tilson to third34
          • 5TH INNING
            Anderson homered to left center24
          • 2ND INNING
            Hernandez homered to right center14
          • 1ST INNING
            Grichuk homered to center, Smoak and Tellez scored13
            Abreu doubled to deep right, Moncada scored10
          • 9TH INNING
            • Ken Giles relieved Joe Biagini
            • N. Delmonico: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Delmonico struck out swinging
            • T. Anderson: Foul, Foul, Foul, Anderson grounded out to shortstop
            • C. Tilson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Tilson flied out to deep center
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • J. Biagini Pitching:
            • J. Abreu: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Abreu grounded out to third
            • Y. Alonso: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Alonso flied out to left
            • W. Castillo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Castillo grounded out to pitcher
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Aaron Bummer relieved Evan Marshall
            • F. Galvis: Galvis grounded out to third
            • T. Hernandez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Hernandez grounded out to third
            • D. Jansen: Strike looking, Jansen grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Ryan Tepera relieved Tim Mayza
            • T. Anderson: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Anderson reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • C. Tilson: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Tilson singled to shallow left, Anderson to second
            • R. Cordell: Cordell hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Anderson to third, Tilson to second
            • L. Garcia: Ball, Ball, Foul, Garcia grounded out to second, Anderson scored, Tilson to third
            • Joe Biagini relieved Ryan Tepera
            • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Moncada struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Evan Marshall relieved Ryan Burr
            • E. Sogard: Strike looking, Sogard popped out to shortstop
            • V. Guerrero: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Guerrero flied out to right
            • J. Smoak: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Smoak walked
            • R. Tellez: Strike swinging, Tellez doubled to deep center, Smoak to third
            • R. Grichuk: Ball, Ball, Foul, Grichuk grounded out to third
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • S. Gaviglio Pitching:
            • Y. Moncada: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Moncada walked
            • J. Abreu: Foul, Ball, Moncada stole second, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
            • Tim Mayza relieved Sam Gaviglio
            • Y. Alonso: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Alonso struck out swinging
            • W. Castillo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Castillo walked, Moncada stole third
            • N. Delmonico: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Delmonico struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Ryan Burr relieved Josh Osich
            • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Grichuk flied out to center
            • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Foul, Galvis doubled to left
            • T. Hernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hernandez walked
            • D. Jansen: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Jansen struck out looking
            • J. Davis: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt to second, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • S. Gaviglio Pitching:
            • T. Anderson: Ball, Anderson homered to left center
            • C. Tilson: Strike looking, Ball, Tilson flied out to center
            • R. Cordell: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Cordell struck out looking
            • L. Garcia: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Garcia grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • D. Covey Pitching:
            • E. Sogard: Strike looking, Ball, Sogard lined out to center
            • V. Guerrero: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Guerrero fouled out to first
            • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Smoak walked
            • Josh Osich relieved Dylan Covey
            • R. Tellez: Strike swinging, Ball, Smoak to second on wild pitch, Foul, Strike looking, Tellez struck out looking
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • S. Gaviglio Pitching:
            • Y. Alonso: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Alonso flied out to center
            • W. Castillo: Strike looking, Castillo grounded out to shortstop
            • N. Delmonico: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Delmonico grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Covey Pitching:
            • F. Galvis: Ball, Foul, Galvis grounded out to second
            • T. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hernandez walked
            • D. Jansen: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Jansen flied out to deep center
            • J. Davis: Ball, Davis lined out to center
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • T. Pannone Pitching:
            • L. Garcia: Strike looking, Garcia fouled out to first
            • Y. Moncada: Moncada grounded out to shortstop
            • Sam Gaviglio relieved Thomas Pannone
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Covey Pitching:
            • V. Guerrero: Guerrero grounded out to second
            • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Smoak walked
            • R. Tellez: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Tellez struck out swinging
            • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Grichuk struck out swinging
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • Thomas Pannone relieved Daniel Hudson
            • N. Delmonico: Ball, Foul, Delmonico singled to center
            • T. Anderson: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Anderson flied out to deep left
            • C. Tilson: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Tilson reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Delmonico out at second
            • R. Cordell: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Cordell struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • D. Covey Pitching:
            • T. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Hernandez homered to right center
            • D. Jansen: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Jansen lined out to center
            • J. Davis: Ball, Foul, Davis grounded out to first
            • E. Sogard: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Sogard flied out to deep center
            • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • D. Hudson Pitching:
            • L. Garcia: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Garcia struck out bunting foul
            • Y. Moncada: Moncada doubled to deep center
            • J. Abreu: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Abreu doubled to deep right, Moncada scored
            • Y. Alonso: Strike swinging, Alonso grounded out to second, Abreu to third
            • W. Castillo: Strike looking, Ball, Castillo grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Covey Pitching:
            • E. Sogard: Strike looking, Sogard singled to shallow right
            • V. Guerrero: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Guerrero grounded into double play third to second to first, Sogard out at second
            • J. Smoak: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Smoak walked
            • R. Tellez: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Tellez walked, Smoak to second
            • R. Grichuk: Ball, Grichuk homered to center, Smoak and Tellez scored
            • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Galvis struck out swinging
            • End of the 1st (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)