Guerrero Jr. homers to lead Blue Jays past White Sox 10-2

CHICAGO (AP) Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit a drive that sliced through the misty air and carried to deep center. But it looked within range for a sprinting Leurys Garcia, who got a glove to the ball.

Then, the ball popped out of Garcia's glove - and went over the wall.

''There is not an excuse,'' Garcia said through a translator. ''I saw the ball very well. I just couldn't make the play.''

It was Guerrero's third career home run, part of a Toronto offensive barrage that battered the White Sox 10-2 on Friday night.

''Any time he's at the plate, you feel like he's got a chance to hit a bomb, not just a home run,'' said manager Charlie Montoyo.

Justin Smoak and Danny Jansen also homered as the Blue Jays tied their highest run total of the season. All nine starters had at least one hit, and eight scored at least a run.

The outburst came after Toronto entered the game last in the majors in batting average (.216) and 29th in on-base percentage (.283), slugging percentage (.356) and OPS (.639). It was just their third win in 12 games.

The 20-year-old Guerrero went 1 for 4 with a walk, two runs and two RBIs.

Aaron Sanchez allowed two runs in three innings before leaving the game in the fourth with a blister on his right middle finger. Sanchez has had a history with blisters.

''The last time it happened, it happened in Boston and he ended up pitching five days later,'' Montoyo said. ''We're hoping for the same outcome.''

Sam Gaviglio (3-0) came on in relief and tossed three scoreless innings to earn the win. Javy Guerra finished with three scoreless innings for his first save.

Ivan Nova's home woes continued as he allowed nine runs and eight hits with four walks in three innings. Nova (2-4) has allowed 20 earned runs in 11 innings for a 16.36 ERA in three starts at Guaranteed Rate Field this season.

''Couldn't throw a curveball for a strike,'' Nova said. ''Threw a slider that didn't do nothing.''

Smoak hit his sixth homer to give Toronto a 1-0 lead in the first. Jansen made it 3-0 in the second with his first homer of the season.

Toronto added four runs in the third, before the White Sox scored twice in their half of the inning on Garcia's forceout and Yoan Moncada's RBI single.

Guerrero's drive in the fourth made it 9-2, and Eric Sogard added an RBI double in the fifth.

TRAINER'S ROOM

White Sox: LHP Manny Banuelos has been placed on the injured list, delivering another blow to a Chicago pitching staff that lost Carlos Rodon and Nate Jones for the season earlier this week. ''Hopefully it's a very, very short stint,'' manager Rick Renteria said. ... In a corresponding move, the White Sox recalled right-hander Jose Ruiz from Triple-A Charlotte. Ruiz is 0-0 with a 5.40 ERA in 11 appearances this season.

UP NEXT

RHP Lucas Giolito (4-1, 3.55) will start for Chicago. He has given up just one earned run in his last 16 2/3 innings. LHP Ryan Feierabend (0-0, 0.00) will start for Toronto. It will be the knuckleballer's first start since 2008.

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  • W: S. Gaviglio (3-0)L: I. Nova (2-4)S: J. Guerra (1)
  • HR: TOR - J. Smoak (6), D. Jansen (1), V. Guerrero (3)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
E. Sogard 2B51210112.313.412.542.9555.5
V. Guerrero 3B42121102.210.310.387.6979.0
a- R. Urena PH-3B10000012.303.324.394.717-0.5
J. Smoak 1B22111300.218.379.391.77010.0
R. Tellez DH50100004.236.290.425.7151.0
R. Grichuk CF51200011.250.308.440.7482.5
F. Galvis SS51110012.277.299.453.7522.5
B. Drury RF41110020.209.245.381.6263.0
B. McKinney LF51410001.248.292.388.6818.0
D. Jansen C41221112.173.261.245.5068.5
A. Sanchez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
S. Gaviglio P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Guerra P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
  • a-struck out for Guerrero in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Garcia CF40010002.284.323.358.6811.0
Y. Moncada 3B40210020.286.342.512.8542.0
J. Abreu 1B40000023.256.314.494.808-1.0
Y. Alonso DH40000013.175.280.329.609-0.5
J. McCann C30000000.354.398.563.9611.0
N. Delmonico LF30000110.220.281.305.5860.5
T. Anderson SS41200002.325.354.513.8673.0
Y. Sanchez 2B21100200.233.322.311.6334.0
C. Tilson RF40100014.317.349.366.7150.5
I. Nova P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Minaya P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Osich P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Bummer P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
R. Burr P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    BATTING
    • 2B - E. Sogard (5), B. Drury (7), B. McKinney 2 (11)
    • HR - V. Guerrero (3), J. Smoak (6), D. Jansen
    • SF - B. Drury
    • RBI - E. Sogard (13), V. Guerrero 2 (8), J. Smoak (21), F. Galvis (18), B. Drury (10), B. McKinney (8), D. Jansen 2 (6)
    • 2-Out RBI - E. Sogard (5), J. Smoak (10), B. McKinney (2), D. Jansen 2 (2)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Sogard 2 (2), V. Guerrero 2 (2), R. Urena 2 (2), R. Grichuk, F. Galvis 2 (2), D. Jansen
    BATTING
    • RBI - L. Garcia (14), Y. Moncada (29)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - Y. Alonso 3 (3), C. Tilson 4 (4)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Sogard-Smoak)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Moncada-Abreu)
    • E - C. Tilson
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    A. Sanchez3.03222403.881.514.0
    S. Gaviglio (W, 3-0)3.01001101.760.6514.5
    J. Guerra (S, 1)3.02000203.861.2115.0
    PITCHERSIP
    A. Sanchez3.0
    S. Gaviglio (W, 3-0)3.0
    J. Guerra (S, 1)3.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    I. Nova (L, 2-4)3.08984137.421.80-15.5
    J. Minaya2.02111302.841.583.5
    J. Osich2.02000004.381.384.0
    A. Bummer1.01001000.000.581.0
    R. Burr1.02000304.321.262.5
    PITCHERSIP
    I. Nova (L, 2-4)3.0
    J. Minaya2.0
    J. Osich2.0
    A. Bummer1.0
    R. Burr1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - A. Sanchez (4)
    • HBP - A. Sanchez (5)
    • Pitches-Strikes - A. Sanchez 54-31, S. Gaviglio 35-25, J. Guerra 39-27
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Sanchez 3-2, S. Gaviglio 3-4, J. Guerra 1-6
    • Batters Faced - A. Sanchez 15, S. Gaviglio 10, J. Guerra 11
    PITCHING
    • WP - J. Minaya
    • Pitches-Strikes - I. Nova 88-52, J. Minaya 32-22, J. Osich 30-21, A. Bummer 15-8, R. Burr 21-17
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - I. Nova 4-4, J. Minaya 1-1, J. Osich 3-3, A. Bummer 2-1
    • Batters Faced - I. Nova 21, J. Minaya 8, J. Osich 8, A. Bummer 5, R. Burr 5
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    E. Sogard 2B51210112.313.412.542.9555.5
    V. Guerrero 3B42121102.210.310.387.6979.0
    a- R. Urena PH-3B10000012.303.324.394.717-0.5
    J. Smoak 1B22111300.218.379.391.77010.0
    R. Tellez DH50100004.236.290.425.7151.0
    R. Grichuk CF51200011.250.308.440.7482.5
    F. Galvis SS51110012.277.299.453.7522.5
    B. Drury RF41110020.209.245.381.6263.0
    B. McKinney LF51410001.248.292.388.6818.0
    D. Jansen C41221112.173.261.245.5068.5
    A. Sanchez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    S. Gaviglio P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    J. Guerra P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    Total401015936716-----
    • a-struck out for Guerrero in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    L. Garcia CF40010002.284.323.358.6811.0
    Y. Moncada 3B40210020.286.342.512.8542.0
    J. Abreu 1B40000023.256.314.494.808-1.0
    Y. Alonso DH40000013.175.280.329.609-0.5
    J. McCann C30000000.354.398.563.9611.0
    N. Delmonico LF30000110.220.281.305.5860.5
    T. Anderson SS41200002.325.354.513.8673.0
    Y. Sanchez 2B21100200.233.322.311.6334.0
    C. Tilson RF40100014.317.349.366.7150.5
    I. Nova P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    J. Minaya P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    J. Osich P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    A. Bummer P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    R. Burr P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    Total3226203714-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - E. Sogard (5), B. Drury (7), B. McKinney 2 (11)
      • HR - V. Guerrero (3), J. Smoak (6), D. Jansen
      • SF - B. Drury
      • RBI - E. Sogard (13), V. Guerrero 2 (8), J. Smoak (21), F. Galvis (18), B. Drury (10), B. McKinney (8), D. Jansen 2 (6)
      • 2-Out RBI - E. Sogard (5), J. Smoak (10), B. McKinney (2), D. Jansen 2 (2)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Sogard 2 (2), V. Guerrero 2 (2), R. Urena 2 (2), R. Grichuk, F. Galvis 2 (2), D. Jansen
      BATTING
      • RBI - L. Garcia (14), Y. Moncada (29)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - Y. Alonso 3 (3), C. Tilson 4 (4)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Sogard-Smoak)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Moncada-Abreu)
      • E - C. Tilson
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Sanchez3.03222403.881.514.0
      S. Gaviglio (W, 3-0)3.01001101.760.6514.5
      J. Guerra (S, 1)3.02000203.861.2115.0
      Total9.0622370---
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Sanchez3.0
      S. Gaviglio (W, 3-0)3.0
      J. Guerra (S, 1)3.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      I. Nova (L, 2-4)3.08984137.421.80-15.5
      J. Minaya2.02111302.841.583.5
      J. Osich2.02000004.381.384.0
      A. Bummer1.01001000.000.581.0
      R. Burr1.02000304.321.262.5
      Total9.015109673---
      PITCHERSIP
      I. Nova (L, 2-4)3.0
      J. Minaya2.0
      J. Osich2.0
      A. Bummer1.0
      R. Burr1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - A. Sanchez (4)
      • HBP - A. Sanchez (5)
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Sanchez 54-31, S. Gaviglio 35-25, J. Guerra 39-27
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Sanchez 3-2, S. Gaviglio 3-4, J. Guerra 1-6
      • Batters Faced - A. Sanchez 15, S. Gaviglio 10, J. Guerra 11
      PITCHING
      • WP - J. Minaya
      • Pitches-Strikes - I. Nova 88-52, J. Minaya 32-22, J. Osich 30-21, A. Bummer 15-8, R. Burr 21-17
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - I. Nova 4-4, J. Minaya 1-1, J. Osich 3-3, A. Bummer 2-1
      • Batters Faced - I. Nova 21, J. Minaya 8, J. Osich 8, A. Bummer 5, R. Burr 5
      • 5TH INNING
        Sogard doubled to right, McKinney scored, Jansen to third102
      • 4TH INNING
        Guerrero homered to center, Sogard scored92
      • 3RD INNING
        Moncada singled to right, Sanchez scored, Garcia to third72
        Garcia reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Anderson scored, Sanchez to third, Tilson out at second71
        McKinney doubled to right, Grichuk and Galvis scored on right fielder Tilson throwing error70
        Drury hit sacrifice fly to center, Smoak scored, Grichuk to third50
        Galvis singled to center, Guerrero scored, Smoak to third, Grichuk to second40
      • 2ND INNING
        Jansen homered to center, Drury scored30
      • 1ST INNING
        Smoak homered to right10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Ryan Burr relieved Aaron Bummer
        • B. Drury: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Drury struck out looking
        • B. McKinney: Strike looking, Foul, McKinney singled to right
        • D. Jansen: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Jansen struck out looking
        • E. Sogard: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Sogard singled to center, McKinney to second
        • Richard Urena hit for Vladimir Guerrero
        • R. Urena: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Urena struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Guerra Pitching:
        • J. McCann: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, McCann grounded out to second
        • N. Delmonico: Ball, Delmonico flied out to left
        • T. Anderson: Ball, Anderson singled to center
        • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Sanchez singled to right, Anderson to second
        • C. Tilson: Tilson lined out to second
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Aaron Bummer relieved Josh Osich
        • V. Guerrero: Strike looking, Ball, Guerrero grounded out to pitcher
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Smoak walked
        • R. Tellez: Tellez reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Smoak out at second
        • R. Grichuk: Ball, Foul, Grichuk singled to center, Tellez to second
        • F. Galvis: Ball, Foul, Galvis lined out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Guerra Pitching:
        • Y. Moncada: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Moncada struck out swinging
        • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Abreu lined out to second
        • Y. Alonso: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Alonso flied out to deep right
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • J. Osich Pitching:
        • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Strike looking, Galvis flied out to deep right
        • B. Drury: Foul, Drury grounded out to second
        • B. McKinney: McKinney singled to right
        • D. Jansen: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Jansen singled to right, McKinney to third
        • E. Sogard: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Sogard lined out to right
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Javy Guerra relieved Sam Gaviglio
        • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Sanchez lined out to left
        • C. Tilson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Tilson struck out swinging
        • L. Garcia: Strike looking, Garcia lined out to left
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Josh Osich relieved Juan Minaya
        • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Smoak grounded out to shortstop
        • R. Tellez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Tellez grounded out to second
        • R. Grichuk: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Grichuk lined out to right
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Gaviglio Pitching:
        • J. McCann: Strike looking, McCann grounded out to third
        • N. Delmonico: Strike looking, Delmonico grounded out to second
        • T. Anderson: Anderson flied out to deep right
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • J. Minaya Pitching:
        • F. Galvis: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Galvis struck out swinging
        • B. Drury: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Drury struck out swinging
        • B. McKinney: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, McKinney doubled to center
        • D. Jansen: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Jansen walked, McKinney to third on wild pitch
        • E. Sogard: Ball, Sogard doubled to right, McKinney scored, Jansen to third
        • V. Guerrero: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Guerrero popped out to first
        • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Gaviglio Pitching:
        • L. Garcia: Strike looking, Ball, Garcia lined out to center
        • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Foul, Moncada singled to center
        • J. Abreu: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
        • Y. Alonso: Alonso flied out to deep left
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • I. Nova Pitching:
        • E. Sogard: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Sogard walked
        • V. Guerrero: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Guerrero homered to center, Sogard scored
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Smoak walked
        • Juan Minaya relieved Ivan Nova
        • R. Tellez: Strike looking, Tellez grounded into double play third to first, Smoak out at second
        • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Grichuk struck out looking
        • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Sanchez Pitching:
        • J. McCann: Ball, McCann hit by pitch
        • N. Delmonico: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, McCann to second on wild pitch, Ball, Ball, Delmonico walked
        • Sam Gaviglio relieved Aaron Sanchez
        • T. Anderson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Anderson grounded into double play second to first, McCann to third, Delmonico out at second
        • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Sanchez walked
        • C. Tilson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Tilson flied out to left
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • I. Nova Pitching:
        • V. Guerrero: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Guerrero walked
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Smoak walked, Guerrero to second
        • R. Tellez: Foul, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Tellez flied out to deep left
        • R. Grichuk: Foul, Ball, Grichuk reached on an infield single to shortstop, Guerrero to third, Smoak to second
        • F. Galvis: Foul, Ball, Galvis singled to center, Guerrero scored, Smoak to third, Grichuk to second
        • B. Drury: Strike swinging, Ball, Drury hit sacrifice fly to center, Smoak scored, Grichuk to third
        • B. McKinney: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, McKinney doubled to right, Grichuk and Galvis scored on right fielder Tilson throwing error
        • D. Jansen: Strike looking, Jansen grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 3rd (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
        • A. Sanchez Pitching:
        • T. Anderson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Anderson singled to right
        • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Sanchez walked, Anderson to second
        • C. Tilson: Strike looking, Foul, Tilson singled to left, Anderson to third, Sanchez to second
        • L. Garcia: Garcia reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Anderson scored, Sanchez to third, Tilson out at second
        • Y. Moncada: Ball, Strike swinging, Moncada singled to right, Sanchez scored, Garcia to third
        • J. Abreu: Ball, Abreu popped out to second
        • Y. Alonso: Ball, Alonso lined out to center
        • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • I. Nova Pitching:
        • F. Galvis: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Galvis lined out to center
        • B. Drury: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Drury doubled to left
        • B. McKinney: Ball, McKinney grounded out to pitcher
        • D. Jansen: Strike looking, Ball, Jansen homered to center, Drury scored
        • E. Sogard: Ball, Ball, Sogard lined out to third
        • Middle of the 2nd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Sanchez Pitching:
        • Y. Alonso: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Alonso struck out swinging
        • J. McCann: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, McCann grounded out to third
        • N. Delmonico: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Delmonico struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • I. Nova Pitching:
        • E. Sogard: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Sogard struck out looking
        • V. Guerrero: Guerrero grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Smoak: Strike swinging, Smoak homered to right
        • R. Tellez: Tellez singled to left center
        • R. Grichuk: Ball, Foul, Grichuk reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Tellez out at second
        • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Sanchez Pitching:
        • L. Garcia: Strike swinging, Garcia grounded out to shortstop
        • Y. Moncada: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Moncada struck out swinging
        • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)