White Sox beat Blue Jays 4-1, game halted by rain in 5th

CHICAGO (AP) Lucas Giolito doesn't regard his victory as a complete game. After a long rain delay, five innings equaled nine - at least in the record book.

Giolito struck out the side in the top of the fifth before play was halted because of rain, Leury Garcia homered and the Chicago White Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 Saturday.

''Everyone was joking about that, `Shower, complete game!''' Giolito said. ''I don't consider it a complete game until I get nine. But I went out there for the fifth and saw the rain coming down. I was like, `We've got to pick up the tempo a little bit,' and luckily we were able to get through five and close it out.''

The game was called after a wait of three hours.

''The raindrops were so big that they were getting into my glove, on the ball, getting on my hand,'' said Giolito, who improved to 5-1. ''So my approach was just to attack the strike zone with a fast pace and hopefully get a nice 1-2-3 inning, and that's what we did.''

Yonder Alonso had two singles and two RBIs for the White Sox, who have won five of seven.

Ryan Feierabend (0-1) allowed four runs and seven hits in four innings for Toronto in his first start in the majors since 2008. He struck out two and walked one. The Blue Jays have lost 10 of 13.

''Our offense is swinging the bats a lot better, so I think we still had a chance,'' Toronto manager Charlie Montoyo said. ''Mother Nature says there's no way you can play.''

Garcia homered to left field on Feierabend's second pitch for his second home run this season, and second career leadoff drive.

Freddy Galvis doubled down the right field line in the second inning, and a ball boy fell over while moving out of the way of the ball. Brandon Drury followed with a groundout to tie it at 1.

Alonso and Charlie Tilson singled to drive in two runs for a 3-1 lead in the bottom half. Alonso added another RBI single in the third.

The Blue Jays selected Feierabend's contract before the game from Triple-A Buffalo, where went 2-0 with a 2.70 ERA in three starts. He has pitched in Korea since last appearing in the majors in 2014 with the Texas Rangers. He entered with a career record of 2-11 with a 7.15 ERA and no road victories. The knuckleballer also throws a fastball and changeup.

Giolito gave up a run and three hits and was credited with his first career complete game. He struck out four and walked two. Giolito had allowed one earned run in his previous 16 2/3 innings.

''The maturation that he's shown, the ability to continue to repeat that delivery, thank goodness,'' manager Rick Renteria said.

WEATHER UPDATE

Rain soaked the field before the game was called.

''MLB waited as long as they could - I appreciate that - to give us a chance, but then it was not playable,'' Montoyo said. ''There was nothing we could do about it.''

A SMALL WORLD

In his last start, Feierabend pitched against the father of current teammate Vladimir Guerrero Jr. That's just one connection he has with former All-Stars and their offspring. Two others are in the Toronto farm system: the sons of Craig Biggio and Roger Clemens.

''It's kind of crazy,'' Feierabend said. ''I actually had this conversation with the guys in spring training: Not only Guerrero, but I played against Cavan Biggio's dad and (Kacy) Clemens' dad at one point or another.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Blue Jays: RHP Javy Guerra (0-0, 3.86 ERA) was designated for assignment to make room for Feierabend. ... RHP Clay Buchholz (right shoulder inflammation) had an MRI on Saturday that showed a Grade 2 elbow strain. He will follow up with Dr. James Andrews on Monday for a second opinion, according to the team. ... RHP David Phelps, who had Tommy John surgery in March 2018, has thrown two live bullpens with no issue, the team said. He was scheduled to throw another live bullpen Saturday.

White Sox: LHP Carlos Rodon (3-2, 5.19) underwent successful Tommy John surgery on Wednesday. He is expected to return for the second half of next season. ... Renteria hopes OF Eloy Jimenez (right ankle sprain) will be ready to return from the injured list for the team's road trip that begins Monday at Houston.

UP NEXT

RHP Trent Thornton (1-4, 4.81 ERA) is expected to start for Toronto in the series finale. Thornton got his first major league victory after allowing two runs in 5 2/3 innings against San Francisco in his last start. RHP Reynaldo Lopez (3-4, 5.58) is scheduled for the White Sox. He has a 3.65 ERA in his last four starts.

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TOR18-27
01000----131
CHW21-23
12100----470
  • W: L. Giolito (5-1)L: R. Feierabend (0-1)
  • HR: CHW - L. Garcia (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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V. Guerrero 3B20100000.219.315.391.7061.0
J. Smoak DH20000001.215.374.385.7590.0
R. Tellez 1B11100100.242.300.430.7303.0
R. Grichuk CF10000101.249.310.438.7481.0
F. Galvis SS20100002.280.301.460.7612.0
B. Drury RF20010003.206.242.376.6171.0
R. Urena 2B20000011.286.306.371.677-0.5
L. Maile C20000010.137.185.216.401-0.5
R. Feierabend P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    L. Garcia CF31111001.285.323.377.7008.0
    T. Anderson SS31100001.325.354.510.8632.0
    J. Abreu DH10100100.260.321.497.8181.0
    J. McCann C20000002.347.390.551.9410.0
    Y. Moncada 3B21100002.288.344.518.8623.0
    Y. Alonso 1B21220000.186.289.338.6275.0
    J. Rondon 2B20000003.219.254.359.6130.0
    C. Tilson LF20110010.326.356.372.7281.5
    R. Cordell RF20000011.247.333.403.736-0.5
    L. Giolito P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      BATTING
      • 2B - F. Galvis (11)
      • RBI - B. Drury (11)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Drury 2 (2), R. Urena
      BATTING
      • 2B - Y. Moncada (10)
      • HR - L. Garcia (2)
      • RBI - L. Garcia (15), Y. Alonso 2 (20), C. Tilson (3)
      • 2-Out RBI - Y. Alonso (7)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Garcia, T. Anderson, J. Rondon 2 (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - L. Garcia (7)
      • CS - J. Abreu (2)
      FIELDING
      • E - V. Guerrero (3)
      • PB - L. Maile (2)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Rondon-Moncada-Alonso)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      R. Feierabend (L, 0-1)4.07441219.002.00-4.0
      PITCHERSIP
      R. Feierabend (L, 0-1)4.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      L. Giolito (W, 5-1)5.03112403.351.1618.0
      PITCHERSIP
      L. Giolito (W, 5-1)5.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - R. Feierabend
      • Pitches-Strikes - R. Feierabend 74-51
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Feierabend 6-4
      • Batters Faced - R. Feierabend 20
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - L. Giolito 78-47
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Giolito 5-5
      • Batters Faced - L. Giolito 19
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      TOR18-27
      01000----131
      CHW21-23
      12100----470
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      B. McKinney LF30000020.242.286.379.665-1.0
      V. Guerrero 3B20100000.219.315.391.7061.0
      J. Smoak DH20000001.215.374.385.7590.0
      R. Tellez 1B11100100.242.300.430.7303.0
      R. Grichuk CF10000101.249.310.438.7481.0
      F. Galvis SS20100002.280.301.460.7612.0
      B. Drury RF20010003.206.242.376.6171.0
      R. Urena 2B20000011.286.306.371.677-0.5
      L. Maile C20000010.137.185.216.401-0.5
      R. Feierabend P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      Total171310248-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        L. Garcia CF31111001.285.323.377.7008.0
        T. Anderson SS31100001.325.354.510.8632.0
        J. Abreu DH10100100.260.321.497.8181.0
        J. McCann C20000002.347.390.551.9410.0
        Y. Moncada 3B21100002.288.344.518.8623.0
        Y. Alonso 1B21220000.186.289.338.6275.0
        J. Rondon 2B20000003.219.254.359.6130.0
        C. Tilson LF20110010.326.356.372.7281.5
        R. Cordell RF20000011.247.333.403.736-0.5
        L. Giolito P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        Total1947411210-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - F. Galvis (11)
          • RBI - B. Drury (11)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Drury 2 (2), R. Urena
          BATTING
          • 2B - Y. Moncada (10)
          • HR - L. Garcia (2)
          • RBI - L. Garcia (15), Y. Alonso 2 (20), C. Tilson (3)
          • 2-Out RBI - Y. Alonso (7)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Garcia, T. Anderson, J. Rondon 2 (2)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - L. Garcia (7)
          • CS - J. Abreu (2)
          FIELDING
          • E - V. Guerrero (3)
          • PB - L. Maile (2)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Rondon-Moncada-Alonso)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          R. Feierabend (L, 0-1)4.07441219.002.00-4.0
          Total4.0744121---
          PITCHERSIP
          R. Feierabend (L, 0-1)4.0
          Total4.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          L. Giolito (W, 5-1)5.03112403.351.1618.0
          Total5.0311240---
          PITCHERSIP
          L. Giolito (W, 5-1)5.0
          Total5.0
          PITCHING
          • WP - R. Feierabend
          • Pitches-Strikes - R. Feierabend 74-51
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Feierabend 6-4
          • Batters Faced - R. Feierabend 20
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - L. Giolito 78-47
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Giolito 5-5
          • Batters Faced - L. Giolito 19
          • 3RD INNING
            Alonso singled to right center, Anderson scored, Abreu to second14
          • 2ND INNING
            Tilson singled to center, Alonso scored13
            Alonso singled to right, Moncada scored12
            Drury grounded out to second, Tellez scored, Galvis to third11
          • 1ST INNING
            Garcia homered to left center01
          • 5TH INNING
            • L. Giolito Pitching:
            • R. Urena: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Urena struck out looking
            • L. Maile: Strike (foul tip), Foul, Strike swinging, Maile struck out swinging
            • B. McKinney: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, McKinney struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • L. Giolito Pitching:
            • J. Smoak: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Smoak grounded out to second
            • R. Tellez: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Tellez walked
            • R. Grichuk: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Grichuk walked, Tellez to second
            • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Galvis popped out to shortstop
            • B. Drury: Foul, Foul, Drury fouled out to first
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • R. Feierabend Pitching:
            • C. Tilson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul tip, Tilson struck out on foul tip
            • R. Cordell: Strike swinging, Ball, Cordell grounded out to third
            • L. Garcia: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Garcia safe at first on 3rd baseman Guerrero fielding error
            • T. Anderson: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Garcia stole second, Anderson grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 3RD INNING
            • L. Giolito Pitching:
            • L. Maile: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Maile grounded out to second
            • B. McKinney: Ball, McKinney grounded out to third
            • V. Guerrero: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Guerrero flied out to center
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • R. Feierabend Pitching:
            • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Foul, Anderson singled to right
            • J. Abreu: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Abreu singled to left, Anderson to second
            • J. McCann: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, McCann popped out to second
            • Y. Moncada: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Moncada flied out to right
            • Y. Alonso: Ball, Alonso singled to right center, Anderson scored, Abreu to second
            • J. Rondon: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Abreu to third, Alonso to second on wild pitch, Rondon lined out to left
            • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • L. Giolito Pitching:
            • R. Tellez: Ball, Foul, Foul, Tellez singled to shallow left
            • R. Grichuk: Ball, Grichuk lined out to center
            • F. Galvis: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Galvis doubled to right, Tellez to third
            • B. Drury: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Drury grounded out to second, Tellez scored, Galvis to third
            • R. Urena: Ball, Foul, Urena flied out to right
            • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • R. Feierabend Pitching:
            • Y. Moncada: Ball, Moncada doubled to deep left
            • Y. Alonso: Alonso singled to right, Moncada scored
            • J. Rondon: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Rondon grounded out to second, Alonso to second
            • C. Tilson: Ball, Alonso to third on passed ball, Strike looking, Foul, Tilson singled to center, Alonso scored
            • R. Cordell: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Cordell struck out swinging
            • L. Garcia: Garcia lined out to center
            • End of the 2nd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • L. Giolito Pitching:
            • B. McKinney: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, McKinney struck out swinging
            • V. Guerrero: Ball, Ball, Guerrero singled to center
            • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Foul, Smoak grounded into double play second to third to first, Guerrero out at second
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • R. Feierabend Pitching:
            • L. Garcia: Foul, Garcia homered to left center
            • T. Anderson: Anderson grounded out to second
            • J. Abreu: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Ball, Abreu walked
            • J. McCann: Ball, Abreu caught stealing second, pitcher to first to shortstop, Foul, Ball, Strike (foul tip), McCann grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)