Giolito wins 2nd straight start, White Sox top Blue Jays 5-1

TORONTO (AP) Chicago White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito might have let early adversity knock him off his game last year.

Not this season.

Giolito allowed one run in seven innings to win his second straight start, Tim Anderson and Yonder Alonso homered and Chicago beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-1 on Sunday.

Giolito (4-1) gave up four hits, matched his season high with eight strikeouts and improved to 2-0 with a 1.64 ERA in his past four games.

''He just had everything going and worked extremely efficiently, so he was able to get deep into the ball game,'' White Sox manager Rick Renteria said. ''He looked strong, even in the seventh.''

Giolito pitched 7 1/3 shutout innings to beat Cleveland in his previous outing.

Four of Toronto's first seven batters got hits, including three of the first four, but Giolito allowed just two batters to reach after the first.

''He really set the tone for us,'' catcher James McCann said.

Giolito said he has been able to limit early damage by remembering to gather himself between each pitch when he's in a jam.

''That's a big, big thing for me this year, not letting innings get out of control,'' he said. ''Last year, that's one of those innings that would probably get away from me. You know, give up three runs, put myself in a hole at the beginning of the game.''

Rowdy Tellez had an RBI single in the first inning. Teoscar Hernandez hit a leadoff single in the second and Randal Grichuk walked to begin the fourth, but those were the only blemishes in a stretch that saw Giolito retire 20 of 22 batters.

''He kept his composure and did a really nice job,'' Renteria said. ''He's maturing. This young man has done a lot to put himself in a better place and it's noticeable.''

Ryan Burr and Aaron Bummer each pitched one inning to complete a four-hitter in the finale of a seven-game trip.

Toronto lost for the 10th time in 12 games and dropped to a season-worst eight games below .500. The Blue Jays have scored two or fewer in eight of their past 10 games.

''It's just that everyone is struggling at the same time,'' manager Charlie Montoyo said. ''When you're down by four, it seems like 10. It's not a good feeling. That's were we are right now.''

Anderson hit a three-run homer in a five-run fourth that included Alonso's two-run homer.

Aaron Sanchez (3-4) lost his third straight start, allowing five runs in six innings. He struck out 11, one shy of his career high, including five of his first six.

White Sox center fielder Leury Garcia stayed down after crashing into an unpadded section of the outfield wall as he hauled in Justin Smiak's deep drive in the third. Garcia finished the inning, but was replaced in the batting order by Carlos Rondon in the fourth.

Renteria said Garcia is day to day.

Toronto's Vladimir Guerrero Jr. doubled in the first, extending his streak of reaching safely to five plate appearances. Guerrero went 0 for 3 the rest of the day.

TRAINER'S ROOM

White Sox: OF Nicky Delmonico (left shoulder) was scratched from the lineup. Delmonico made a diving play in Saturday's game. ... McCann remained in the game after taking a foul tip off a groin in the seventh.

FLIPPANT

Anderson, who has developed a reputation for post-homer celebrations, said he wanted to flip his bat after going deep against Toronto in this series but didn't after connecting off Sanchez.

''I thought about flipping it there and then I heard Ricky (Renteria) say `Run,''' said Anderson, who had paused at the plate to admire his drive. ''He kind of interrupted me a little bit.''

Toronto's Grichuk exchanged comments with Anderson on social media last month after Anderson flipped his bat in a game against Kansas City, sparking a benches-clearing incident.

DOLLARS AND CENTS

The Blue Jays agreed Saturday to send $30,000 to Oakland for acquire RHP Edwin Jackson. Jackson, who had been pitching at Triple-A, is expected to start for Toronto at San Francisco on Wednesday.

CRIME DOESN'T PAY

Anderson was caught stealing second in the third, a call confirmed by replay review, the first time he was thrown out in 13 attempts this season.

FOUR AND MORE

The White Sox are 17-5 when they score four or more runs.

UP NEXT

White Sox: RHP Reynaldo Lopez (2-4, 6.38) starts the opener of a two-game series against Cleveland on Monday. Lopez faced the Indians in his previous start, allowing three runs in six innings.

Blue Jays: RHP Trent Thornton (0-4, 5.06) is scheduled to start Tuesday at San Francisco and RHP Tyler Beede (0-1, 18.69).

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  • W: L. Giolito (4-1)L: A. Sanchez (3-4)
  • HR: CHW - Y. Alonso (6), T. Anderson (8)
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    BATTING
    • HR - Y. Alonso (6), T. Anderson (8)
    • RBI - Y. Alonso 2 (18), T. Anderson 3 (24)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Garcia, J. Rondon, Y. Moncada 2 (2), C. Tilson 2 (2), R. Cordell
    BATTING
    • 2B - V. Guerrero (2)
    • RBI - R. Tellez (19)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - F. Galvis, B. Drury 2 (2), D. Jansen
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - R. Cordell (2)
    • CS - T. Anderson
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    L. Giolito (W, 4-1)7.04111803.551.1829.0
    R. Burr1.00000104.601.213.5
    A. Bummer1.00000100.000.333.5
    PITCHERSIP
    L. Giolito (W, 4-1)7.0
    R. Burr1.0
    A. Bummer1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    A. Sanchez (L, 3-4)6.095521123.751.502.5
    D. Hudson1.00000203.721.244.0
    T. Mayza1.01000203.711.243.0
    J. Biagini1.00000103.000.893.5
    PITCHERSIP
    A. Sanchez (L, 3-4)6.0
    D. Hudson1.0
    T. Mayza1.0
    J. Biagini1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - L. Giolito 105-69, R. Burr 8-6, A. Bummer 11-7
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Burr 1-1, A. Bummer 1-1
    • Batters Faced - L. Giolito 26, R. Burr 3, A. Bummer 3
    PITCHING
    • HBP - A. Sanchez (4)
    • Pitches-Strikes - A. Sanchez 103-66, D. Hudson 12-8, T. Mayza 20-15, J. Biagini 10-7
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Sanchez 4-2, D. Hudson 1-0, T. Mayza 1-0, J. Biagini 1-1
    • Batters Faced - A. Sanchez 29, D. Hudson 3, T. Mayza 4, J. Biagini 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    a- J. Rondon PH-LF30100011.241.279.397.6750.5
    Y. Moncada 3B50000032.277.339.484.823-1.5
    J. Abreu 1B51100020.269.331.513.8441.0
    Y. Alonso DH41221020.178.284.349.6337.0
    J. McCann C41200010.382.421.6071.0282.5
    C. Tilson LF-CF41100032.360.407.440.8470.5
    T. Anderson SS41331010.331.362.535.8988.5
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    • a-struck out for Garcia in the 4th
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    V. Guerrero 3B40100010.191.283.234.5171.5
    J. Smoak 1B40000002.224.364.384.7480.0
    R. Tellez DH40110020.237.295.432.7271.0
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      BATTING
      • HR - Y. Alonso (6), T. Anderson (8)
      • RBI - Y. Alonso 2 (18), T. Anderson 3 (24)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Garcia, J. Rondon, Y. Moncada 2 (2), C. Tilson 2 (2), R. Cordell
      BATTING
      • 2B - V. Guerrero (2)
      • RBI - R. Tellez (19)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - F. Galvis, B. Drury 2 (2), D. Jansen
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - R. Cordell (2)
      • CS - T. Anderson
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      L. Giolito (W, 4-1)7.04111803.551.1829.0
      R. Burr1.00000104.601.213.5
      A. Bummer1.00000100.000.333.5
      Total9.04111100---
      PITCHERSIP
      L. Giolito (W, 4-1)7.0
      R. Burr1.0
      A. Bummer1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Sanchez (L, 3-4)6.095521123.751.502.5
      D. Hudson1.00000203.721.244.0
      T. Mayza1.01000203.711.243.0
      J. Biagini1.00000103.000.893.5
      Total9.010552162---
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Sanchez (L, 3-4)6.0
      D. Hudson1.0
      T. Mayza1.0
      J. Biagini1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - L. Giolito 105-69, R. Burr 8-6, A. Bummer 11-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Burr 1-1, A. Bummer 1-1
      • Batters Faced - L. Giolito 26, R. Burr 3, A. Bummer 3
      PITCHING
      • HBP - A. Sanchez (4)
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Sanchez 103-66, D. Hudson 12-8, T. Mayza 20-15, J. Biagini 10-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Sanchez 4-2, D. Hudson 1-0, T. Mayza 1-0, J. Biagini 1-1
      • Batters Faced - A. Sanchez 29, D. Hudson 3, T. Mayza 4, J. Biagini 3
      • 4TH INNING
        Anderson homered to center, McCann and Tilson scored51
        Alonso homered to right center, Abreu scored21
      • 1ST INNING
        Tellez singled to shallow right, Galvis scored, Guerrero to third01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Joe Biagini relieved Tim Mayza
        • J. Rondon: Rondon grounded out to shortstop
        • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Moncada struck out looking
        • J. Abreu: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Abreu flied out to right
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Aaron Bummer relieved Ryan Burr
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Foul, Ball, Smoak grounded out to shortstop
        • R. Tellez: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Tellez struck out swinging
        • R. Grichuk: Grichuk flied out to center
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Tim Mayza relieved Daniel Hudson
        • C. Tilson: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Tilson struck out on foul tip
        • T. Anderson: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Anderson singled to shallow left
        • Y. Sanchez: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
        • R. Cordell: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Anderson stole second
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Ryan Burr relieved Lucas Giolito
        • J. Davis: Davis grounded out to shortstop
        • F. Galvis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Galvis struck out swinging
        • V. Guerrero: Guerrero flied out to right
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Daniel Hudson relieved Aaron Sanchez
        • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
        • Y. Alonso: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Alonso struck out swinging
        • J. McCann: Ball, McCann grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • L. Giolito Pitching:
        • B. Drury: Drury lined out to right
        • T. Hernandez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
        • D. Jansen: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Jansen struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • A. Sanchez Pitching:
        • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Anderson struck out on foul tip
        • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Sanchez walked
        • R. Cordell: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Cordell struck out swinging
        • J. Rondon: Ball, Ball, Foul, Rondon singled to left center, Sanchez to third
        • Y. Moncada: Moncada grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • L. Giolito Pitching:
        • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Smoak flied out to deep center
        • R. Tellez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Tellez flied out to deep right
        • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Grichuk struck out looking
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • A. Sanchez Pitching:
        • Y. Moncada: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Moncada struck out swinging
        • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Abreu grounded out to third
        • Y. Alonso: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Alonso singled to right center
        • J. McCann: McCann singled to shallow left, Alonso to second
        • C. Tilson: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Tilson struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • L. Giolito Pitching:
        • J. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Davis lined out to shortstop
        • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Galvis struck out looking
        • V. Guerrero: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Guerrero struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • A. Sanchez Pitching:
        • Y. Moncada: Moncada flied out to left
        • J. Abreu: Ball, Abreu singled to shallow center
        • Y. Alonso: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Alonso homered to right center, Abreu scored
        • J. McCann: McCann singled to left
        • C. Tilson: Tilson singled to center, McCann to second
        • T. Anderson: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Anderson homered to center, McCann and Tilson scored
        • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Sanchez grounded out to second
        • R. Cordell: Ball, Cordell hit by pitch
        • Jose Rondon hit for Leury Garcia
        • J. Rondon: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Cordell stole second, Strike swinging, Rondon struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (5 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • L. Giolito Pitching:
        • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Grichuk walked
        • B. Drury: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Drury fouled out to third
        • T. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hernandez popped out to shortstop
        • D. Jansen: Strike looking, Ball, Jansen flied out to right
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • A. Sanchez Pitching:
        • T. Anderson: Anderson singled to right
        • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Anderson caught stealing second, catcher to shortstop, Ball, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
        • R. Cordell: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cordell walked
        • L. Garcia: Strike looking, Garcia grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • L. Giolito Pitching:
        • V. Guerrero: Strike looking, Ball, Guerrero flied out to deep center
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Foul, Smoak lined out to center
        • R. Tellez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Tellez struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • A. Sanchez Pitching:
        • Y. Alonso: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Alonso struck out looking
        • J. McCann: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
        • C. Tilson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Tilson struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • L. Giolito Pitching:
        • T. Hernandez: Ball, Hernandez singled to left
        • D. Jansen: Jansen popped out to shortstop
        • J. Davis: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Galvis flied out to left
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • A. Sanchez Pitching:
        • L. Garcia: Ball, Garcia lined out to center
        • Y. Moncada: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Moncada struck out swinging
        • J. Abreu: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • L. Giolito Pitching:
        • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Ball, Galvis singled to center
        • V. Guerrero: Ball, Foul, Foul, Guerrero doubled to deep right center, Galvis to third
        • J. Smoak: Smoak lined out to first
        • R. Tellez: Ball, Tellez singled to shallow right, Galvis scored, Guerrero to third
        • R. Grichuk: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Grichuk struck out swinging
        • B. Drury: Strike looking, Drury popped out to second
        • End of the 1st (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)