Cordell's suicide squeeze lifts White Sox over Blue Jays 4-2

CHICAGO (AP) Ryan Cordell took a deep breath at the plate after reading the sign from Chicago White Sox third base coach Nick Capra.

Then he locked in and executed perfectly.

Yolmer Sanchez raced home from third base with the tiebreaking run on Cordell's suicide squeeze in the eighth inning, and the White Sox topped the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 Thursday night for their fourth win in five games.

With runners at the corners and the infield in, Cordell bunted to the first base side. Toronto reliever Derek Law (0-1) threw to catcher Danny Jansen, but Sanchez slid under the tag to give Cordell his second RBI of the game and Chicago a 3-2 lead.

After twice getting signs for a safety squeeze and taking a ball when he could swing away, Cordell said Law's low pitch was just what he was looking for.

''I've had a couple of them now, safeties, not the suicide squeeze, so it was a little different,'' Cordell said. ''Fortunately I got a decent pitch to put the bat on the ball.

''When I got to first base and looked in and see the dugout going nuts, that's a real exciting thing.''

Charlie Tilson then scored on Leury Garcia's sacrifice fly. Tilson was originally ruled out on Billy McKinney's throw, but the call was overturned following a replay review.

Kelvin Herrera (1-2) pitched around two walks in a scoreless eighth to get the win. Alex Colome tossed a perfect ninth for his ninth save in nine chances, completing a two-hitter.

Welington Castillo also drove in a run for Chicago.

Freddy Galvis hit a solo shot for his sixth homer and first in more than a month, but the Blue Jays lost for the fourth time in five games as their offense continued to sputter. Toronto entered with a major league-worst .216 batting average.

''It's been a struggle for our offense. Can't explain it,'' manager Charlie Montoyo said. ''But the positive side is that (Marcus) Stroman gave us a chance. He was outstanding.''

Stroman permitted two runs (one earned) and seven hits through six innings, striking out six. He hasn't won since April 19 and was hit hard in his previous three outings, giving up 12 earned runs over 14 1/3 innings.

White Sox starter Dylan Covey allowed two runs (one earned) on two hits and a pair of walks in 5 2/3 innings in his best outing this season. After giving up Galvis' homer and Brandon Drury's single to start the second, the right-hander retired 12 straight until Eric Sogard walked leading off the sixth - and came around to tie it at 2 with an unearned run.

Covey entered with a 5.91 ERA and was roughed up for four runs in 4 2/3 innings at Toronto last Friday when he walked five.

''For me today it was just to attack the zone and not let walks beat me, ''Covey said. ''Just throw strikes, pound the (strike) zone and let the defense play.''

The White Sox jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first on Castillo's RBI single with two outs. Galvis led off the second with his drive to right-center.

Chicago went back ahead 2-1 in the fourth when Nicky Delmonico scored from third on Cordell's infield single

Toronto pushed across a run without a hit in the sixth to tie it at 2 and chase Covey.

Sogard scored from third with two outs when third baseman Yoan Moncada fielded Randal Grichuk's sharp grounder, but threw wide to first for an error. Evan Marshall entered and got Galvis to ground out.

BLUE JAYS MOVES

Toronto recalled INF Richard Urena and optioned struggling OF Teoscar Hernandez to Triple-A Buffalo. In 39 games with the Blue Jays, Hernandez hit .189 with three homers and 15 RBIs. Since May 1, he was batting just .114 (4 for 35).

Urena started the season with the Blue Jays and entered Thursday hitting .313 in 11 games during two stints with Toronto this year.

ROCK AND ROLL

McKinney smacked hard into the left field fence catching Sanchez's drive in the fourth, then somersaulted forward, landed on his feet and threw back to the infield in one motion.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Blue Jays: Clayton Richard (right knee stress fracture), one of four Toronto starters on the injured list, threw a bullpen. Before the game, Montoyo said Richard might make his Blue Jays debut in Chicago on Saturday, but afterward announced the left-hander would first make a rehab start in the minors. Montoyo didn't yet know where. Toronto acquired the 35-year-old lefty and cash from the Padres for OF Connor Panas last December.

White Sox: SS Tim Anderson was held out of the starting lineup for rest, but was available off the bench. ... LHP Manny Banuelos, who left Tuesday's loss to Cleveland in the fifth inning with a left shoulder strain, had a ''clean'' MRI according to manager Rick Renteria and is day-to-day. There is a chance Banuelos won't miss his next turn in the rotation.

UP NEXT

Toronto RHP Aaron Sanchez (3-4, 3.75 ERA) faces Chicago RHP Ivan Nova (2-3, 6.29) on Friday. Sanchez has lost three straight, with a 6.35 ERA during that stretch. Nova has won his last two starts, yielding only two runs in 13 innings.

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TOR17-26
010001000221
CHW20-22
10010002X4101
  • W: K. Herrera (1-2)L: D. Law (0-1)S: A. Colome (9)
  • HR: TOR - F. Galvis (6)
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F. Galvis SS41111001.279.302.461.7636.0
B. Drury 3B40100000.207.246.378.6241.0
B. McKinney LF40000011.224.272.353.625-0.5
J. Davis CF30000010.000.000.000.0001.5
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    L. Garcia SS41210003.292.331.368.6996.0
    Y. Moncada 3B50000024.280.339.512.851-1.0
    J. Abreu 1B40000003.262.321.506.8270.0
    Y. Alonso DH20000211.180.288.338.6261.5
    W. Castillo C40110034.189.310.351.6620.5
    N. Delmonico LF41200012.232.283.321.6051.5
    Y. Sanchez 2B31100112.228.307.307.6143.5
    C. Tilson CF41200012.324.359.378.7372.5
    R. Cordell RF30220001.253.341.413.7554.0
    D. Covey P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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    A. Colome P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      BATTING
      • HR - F. Galvis (6)
      • SH - E. Sogard (3)
      • RBI - F. Galvis (17)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Grichuk 3 (3), F. Galvis, D. Jansen
      BATTING
      • 2B - Y. Sanchez (5)
      • SF - L. Garcia
      • SH - R. Cordell (3)
      • RBI - L. Garcia (13), W. Castillo (10), R. Cordell 2 (11)
      • 2-Out RBI - W. Castillo (6), R. Cordell (4)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Garcia 3 (3), Y. Moncada, W. Castillo 4 (4), N. Delmonico 2 (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - E. Sogard (3), J. Davis
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - L. Garcia (6)
      • CS - N. Delmonico
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Jansen-Galvis)
      • E - F. Galvis (4)
      FIELDING
      • E - Y. Moncada (5)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Stroman6.07211602.951.2915.0
      J. Biagini1.02001103.201.070.5
      D. Law (L, 0-1)1.01221207.111.74-5.0
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Stroman6.0
      J. Biagini1.0
      D. Law (L, 0-1)1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Covey5.22212114.411.4710.5
      E. Marshall1.10000100.001.053.5
      K. Herrera (W, 1-2)1.00002005.211.428.0
      A. Colome (S, 9)1.00000102.000.6710.5
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Covey5.2
      E. Marshall1.1
      K. Herrera (W, 1-2)1.0
      A. Colome (S, 9)1.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - D. Law (2)
      • IBB - J. Biagini (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Stroman 107-73, J. Biagini 24-16, D. Law 26-14
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Stroman 6-6, J. Biagini 1-1, D. Law 1-1
      • Batters Faced - M. Stroman 26, J. Biagini 6, D. Law 6
      PITCHING
      • IBB - K. Herrera (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Covey 84-47, E. Marshall 15-12, K. Herrera 12-6, A. Colome 12-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Covey 8-9, E. Marshall 2-1, K. Herrera 2-1, A. Colome 2-0
      • Batters Faced - D. Covey 22, E. Marshall 4, K. Herrera 5, A. Colome 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      E. Sogard 2B21000100.308.407.538.9454.0
      V. Guerrero DH40000012.207.303.345.648-0.5
      J. Smoak 1B20000201.214.366.366.7322.0
      R. Grichuk RF40000003.245.305.442.7470.0
      F. Galvis SS41111001.279.302.461.7636.0
      B. Drury 3B40100000.207.246.378.6241.0
      B. McKinney LF40000011.224.272.353.625-0.5
      J. Davis CF30000010.000.000.000.0001.5
      D. Jansen C20000101.160.245.202.4471.0
      M. Stroman P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      J. Biagini P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      D. Law P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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        L. Garcia SS41210003.292.331.368.6996.0
        Y. Moncada 3B50000024.280.339.512.851-1.0
        J. Abreu 1B40000003.262.321.506.8270.0
        Y. Alonso DH20000211.180.288.338.6261.5
        W. Castillo C40110034.189.310.351.6620.5
        N. Delmonico LF41200012.232.283.321.6051.5
        Y. Sanchez 2B31100112.228.307.307.6143.5
        C. Tilson CF41200012.324.359.378.7372.5
        R. Cordell RF30220001.253.341.413.7554.0
        D. Covey P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        E. Marshall P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        K. Herrera P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        A. Colome P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        Total33410403922-----
          BATTING
          • HR - F. Galvis (6)
          • SH - E. Sogard (3)
          • RBI - F. Galvis (17)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Grichuk 3 (3), F. Galvis, D. Jansen
          BATTING
          • 2B - Y. Sanchez (5)
          • SF - L. Garcia
          • SH - R. Cordell (3)
          • RBI - L. Garcia (13), W. Castillo (10), R. Cordell 2 (11)
          • 2-Out RBI - W. Castillo (6), R. Cordell (4)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Garcia 3 (3), Y. Moncada, W. Castillo 4 (4), N. Delmonico 2 (2)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - E. Sogard (3), J. Davis
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - L. Garcia (6)
          • CS - N. Delmonico
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Jansen-Galvis)
          • E - F. Galvis (4)
          FIELDING
          • E - Y. Moncada (5)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Stroman6.07211602.951.2915.0
          J. Biagini1.02001103.201.070.5
          D. Law (L, 0-1)1.01221207.111.74-5.0
          Total8.01043390---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Stroman6.0
          J. Biagini1.0
          D. Law (L, 0-1)1.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          D. Covey5.22212114.411.4710.5
          E. Marshall1.10000100.001.053.5
          K. Herrera (W, 1-2)1.00002005.211.428.0
          A. Colome (S, 9)1.00000102.000.6710.5
          Total9.0221431---
          PITCHERSIP
          D. Covey5.2
          E. Marshall1.1
          K. Herrera (W, 1-2)1.0
          A. Colome (S, 9)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • WP - D. Law (2)
          • IBB - J. Biagini (2)
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Stroman 107-73, J. Biagini 24-16, D. Law 26-14
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Stroman 6-6, J. Biagini 1-1, D. Law 1-1
          • Batters Faced - M. Stroman 26, J. Biagini 6, D. Law 6
          PITCHING
          • IBB - K. Herrera (2)
          • Pitches-Strikes - D. Covey 84-47, E. Marshall 15-12, K. Herrera 12-6, A. Colome 12-9
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Covey 8-9, E. Marshall 2-1, K. Herrera 2-1, A. Colome 2-0
          • Batters Faced - D. Covey 22, E. Marshall 4, K. Herrera 5, A. Colome 3
          • 8TH INNING
            Garcia hit sacrifice fly to left, Tilson scored24
            Cordell hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Sanchez scored, Tilson to second23
          • 6TH INNING
            Grichuk safe at first on 3rd baseman Moncada throwing error, Sogard scored22
          • 4TH INNING
            Cordell reached on an infield single to shortstop, Delmonico scored, Tilson to second12
          • 2ND INNING
            Galvis homered to right center11
          • 1ST INNING
            Castillo singled to shallow center, Garcia scored, Alonso to second01
          • 9TH INNING
            • Alex Colome relieved Kelvin Herrera
            • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Galvis grounded out to pitcher
            • B. Drury: Foul, Drury grounded out to third
            • B. McKinney: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, McKinney struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Kelvin Herrera relieved Evan Marshall
            • D. Jansen: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Jansen walked
            • E. Sogard: Pickoff attempt, Sogard hit sacrifice bunt to first, Jansen to second
            • V. Guerrero: Strike looking, Ball, Guerrero flied out to deep left
            • J. Smoak: Smoak intentionally walked
            • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Ball, Grichuk reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Smoak out at second
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Derek Law relieved Joe Biagini
            • N. Delmonico: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Delmonico struck out on foul tip
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Sanchez walked
            • C. Tilson: Ball, Strike looking, Tilson singled to left center, Sanchez to third
            • R. Cordell: Foul, Ball, Ball, Cordell hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Sanchez scored, Tilson to second
            • L. Garcia: Ball, Tilson to third, Cordell to second on wild pitch, Strike looking, Garcia hit sacrifice fly to left, Tilson scored
            • Y. Moncada: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Moncada struck out swinging
            • End of the 8th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • E. Marshall Pitching:
            • B. Drury: Strike looking, Foul, Drury grounded out to second
            • B. McKinney: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, McKinney popped out to third
            • J. Davis: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Joe Biagini relieved Marcus Stroman
            • R. Cordell: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Cordell reached on an infield single to pitcher
            • L. Garcia: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Foul, Garcia singled to shallow left, Cordell to second
            • Y. Moncada: Ball, Strike looking, Moncada popped out to shortstop
            • J. Abreu: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Abreu grounded out to third, Cordell to third, Garcia to second
            • Y. Alonso: Alonso intentionally walked
            • W. Castillo: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Castillo struck out swinging
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • D. Covey Pitching:
            • E. Sogard: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Sogard walked
            • V. Guerrero: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Guerrero struck out looking, Sogard stole second
            • J. Smoak: Foul, Ball, Ball, Smoak grounded out to first, Sogard to third
            • R. Grichuk: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Grichuk safe at first on 3rd baseman Moncada throwing error, Sogard scored
            • Evan Marshall relieved Dylan Covey
            • F. Galvis: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Galvis grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
            • M. Stroman Pitching:
            • N. Delmonico: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Delmonico singled to shallow right
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Sanchez struck out on foul tip
            • C. Tilson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Tilson struck out swinging, Delmonico caught stealing second, catcher to shortstop
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • D. Covey Pitching:
            • B. McKinney: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, McKinney flied out to deep left
            • J. Davis: Ball, Davis lined out to second
            • D. Jansen: Jansen grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Stroman Pitching:
            • Y. Moncada: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Moncada struck out swinging
            • J. Abreu: Foul, Foul, Abreu grounded out to third
            • Y. Alonso: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Alonso walked
            • W. Castillo: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul tip, Castillo struck out on foul tip
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • D. Covey Pitching:
            • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Ball, Grichuk lined out to left
            • F. Galvis: Ball, Strike looking, Galvis popped out to second
            • B. Drury: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Drury grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Stroman Pitching:
            • W. Castillo: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Castillo struck out looking
            • N. Delmonico: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Delmonico singled to shallow center
            • Y. Sanchez: Sanchez flied out to deep left
            • C. Tilson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Tilson singled to shallow right, Delmonico to third
            • R. Cordell: Cordell reached on an infield single to shortstop, Delmonico scored, Tilson to second
            • L. Garcia: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Garcia grounded out to pitcher
            • End of the 4th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • D. Covey Pitching:
            • E. Sogard: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Sogard popped out to third
            • V. Guerrero: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Guerrero grounded out to second
            • J. Smoak: Ball, Smoak grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Stroman Pitching:
            • Y. Moncada: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Moncada lined out to left
            • J. Abreu: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Abreu lined out to third
            • Y. Alonso: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Alonso struck out swinging
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • D. Covey Pitching:
            • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Galvis homered to right center
            • B. Drury: Drury singled to right
            • B. McKinney: Strike looking, Strike swinging, McKinney flied out to deep left
            • J. Davis: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Davis reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Drury out at second
            • D. Jansen: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Davis stole second, Jansen grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Stroman Pitching:
            • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Sanchez doubled to center
            • C. Tilson: Tilson grounded out to third
            • R. Cordell: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Cordell lined out to second
            • L. Garcia: Foul, Ball, Garcia grounded out to first
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • D. Covey Pitching:
            • E. Sogard: Strike looking, Sogard popped out to shortstop
            • V. Guerrero: Foul, Ball, Guerrero lined out to second
            • J. Smoak: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Smoak walked
            • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Grichuk flied out to deep center
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Stroman Pitching:
            • L. Garcia: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Garcia singled to right
            • Y. Moncada: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Moncada lined out to left
            • J. Abreu: Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Abreu fouled out to right
            • Y. Alonso: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Garcia stole second, Strike looking, Ball, Alonso safe at first on shortstop Galvis fielding error, Garcia to third
            • W. Castillo: Castillo singled to shallow center, Garcia scored, Alonso to second
            • N. Delmonico: Strike looking, Delmonico grounded out to second
            • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)