Guerrero Jr. homers again, Blue Jays beat White Sox 5-2

CHICAGO (AP) Following a slow start, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is showing why he's one of the top prospects in the majors.

Guerrero hit another home run, Danny Jansen and Billy McKinney also connected and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Chicago White Sox 5-2 on Sunday.

Guerrero has hit all four of his homers in the past six games and is 7 for 21 with nine RBIs during that span. The 20-year-old didn't homer in his first 13 games after making his debut in late April.

''Like I always say, I don't try to hit homers,'' Guerrero said through a translator. ''I just try to put good contact on the ball, and we'll see what happens.''

Guerrero's two-run drive broke a 1-all tie in the eighth inning. Jansen added a two-run homer in the ninth.

''You're hoping the guy in front of him gets on, because he has a chance to do something every time he goes to the plate,'' Toronto manager Charlie Montoyo said of Guerrero. ''It's fun to have a guy like that in the lineup.''

Jose Abreu drove in both runs for the White Sox.

Daniel Hudson (3-1) worked a scoreless seventh. Ken Giles gave up an RBI double to the first batter he faced, then got four outs for his 10th save.

Kelvin Herrera (1-3) took the loss.

Toronto starter Trent Thornton allowed one run and three hits in six innings. White Sox starter Reynaldo Lopez gave up one run and four hits in six innings.

''I did not have my best command today,'' Lopez said through a translator. ''I fought through it. When you recognize that you don't have your best stuff, you just try to pitch through contact just to get a quick out.''

McKinney's homer leading off the third gave Toronto a 1-0 lead. Chicago tied it in the fourth when Yoan Moncada tripled and scored on a groundout by Abreu.

Jonathan Davis led off the Toronto eighth with a single and Guerrero homered over the bullpen and halfway up the bleachers in left field.

White Sox catcher Welington Castillo was surprised the rookie was able to turn on the 94-mph fastball off the plate inside.

''Herrera made a good pitch,'' Castillo said. ''It wasn't like in (the middle) of the plate, and he got to it. We weren't expecting that from him.''

Abreu had an RBI double in the bottom of the eighth to trim the deficit before Jansen's two-run shot off lefty Jace Fry in the ninth.

''It was big,'' Montoyo said of Jansen's homer. ''Even more so against this club. Because they don't quit. They've got a good offense.''

FINDING A GROOVE

Guerrero isn't the only Blue Jays rookie to rebound from a slow start. Thornton earned his first win in the majors in his previous start and has allowed three runs and six hits in 11 2/3 innings in his past two starts.

''I've just been doing a better job executing pitches,'' the 25-year-old right-hander said. ''I've been doing a better job working ahead in counts and locating pitches. As long as I can continue that, I feel pretty confident in my stuff and being able to get guys out.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Blue Jays: LHP Clayton Richard (stress reaction, right knee) allowed no runs and no hits in 3 1/3 innings on Saturday in a rehab start for Triple-A Buffalo. He threw 48 pitches (31 strikes), struck out four and walked two.

White Sox: OF Eloy Jimenez (high right ankle sprain) was 7 for 22 (.318) with a homer and RBI in five rehab games with Triple-A Charlotte entering Sunday. No decision has been on when Chicago's top prospect will rejoin the team. ''We're just making sure he's healthy,'' manager Rick Renteria said. ''I'm sure you'll see him with us shortly.''

UP NEXT

Blue Jays: RHP Edwin Jackson (0-0, 3.60 ERA) makes his second start for Toronto on Monday afternoon in the opener of a four-game series against Boston. LHP David Price (1-2, 3.75) goes for the Red Sox.

White Sox: They have not named a starter Monday night for the opener of a four-game series at Houston and likely will go with a bullpen day. Chicago was winless in seven games last season against the Astros, who will start RHP Brad Peacock (4-2, 4.01 ERA).

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  • W: D. Hudson (3-1)L: K. Herrera (1-3)S: K. Giles (10)
  • HR: TOR - B. McKinney (3), D. Jansen (2), V. Guerrero (4)
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J. Smoak 1B30100100.217.377.384.7612.0
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R. Grichuk RF40000004.243.303.428.7310.0
F. Galvis SS30000110.274.300.451.7510.5
B. McKinney LF42211013.250.292.406.6987.5
D. Jansen C41221010.186.270.284.5547.5
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    L. Garcia CF40200000.290.327.381.7082.0
    Y. Moncada 3B21100102.291.353.529.8826.0
    J. Abreu DH40120003.260.320.497.8174.0
    Y. Alonso 1B40000024.181.282.329.611-1.0
    W. Castillo C40000010.179.297.333.630-0.5
    N. Delmonico LF40000020.206.265.286.550-1.0
    T. Anderson SS40300000.335.363.516.8792.0
    Y. Sanchez 2B40000023.224.311.299.611-1.0
    C. Tilson RF21000110.311.354.356.7101.5
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      BATTING
      • HR - V. Guerrero (4), B. McKinney (3), D. Jansen (2)
      • RBI - V. Guerrero 2 (10), B. McKinney (9), D. Jansen 2 (8)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Grichuk 2 (2), B. McKinney 3 (3)
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Abreu (12)
      • 3B - Y. Moncada (2)
      • RBI - J. Abreu 2 (38)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Abreu (9)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - Y. Alonso 4 (4), Y. Sanchez 2 (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - T. Anderson (2)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Jansen-Galvis; Sogard-Smoak)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Alonso-Anderson)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Thornton6.03111404.411.2918.0
      D. Hudson (W, 3-1)1.01000103.321.209.5
      T. Mayza (H, 7)0.21111003.601.25-3.0
      K. Giles (S, 10)1.12000301.371.029.5
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Thornton6.0
      D. Hudson (W, 3-1)1.0
      T. Mayza (H, 7)0.2
      K. Giles (S, 10)1.1
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      R. Lopez6.04112115.141.5014.5
      E. Marshall1.00000100.000.913.5
      K. Herrera (L, 1-3)1.03220015.851.50-7.0
      J. Fry1.02220216.061.590.0
      PITCHERSIP
      R. Lopez6.0
      E. Marshall1.0
      K. Herrera (L, 1-3)1.0
      J. Fry1.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - T. Thornton
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Thornton 87-52, D. Hudson 11-9, T. Mayza 20-12, K. Giles 27-18
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Thornton 6-7, D. Hudson 2-0, T. Mayza 1-0, K. Giles 1-0
      • Batters Faced - T. Thornton 22, D. Hudson 4, T. Mayza 3, K. Giles 6
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - R. Lopez 99-64, E. Marshall 10-8, K. Herrera 18-14, J. Fry 23-15
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Lopez 2-14, K. Herrera 2-1, J. Fry 1-0
      • Batters Faced - R. Lopez 23, E. Marshall 3, K. Herrera 6, J. Fry 5
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      E. Sogard 2B50000002.295.392.511.9040.0
      V. Guerrero 3B41221000.235.325.441.7668.0
      J. Smoak 1B30100100.217.377.384.7612.0
      R. Tellez DH40100003.242.299.424.7231.0
      R. Grichuk RF40000004.243.303.428.7310.0
      F. Galvis SS30000110.274.300.451.7510.5
      B. McKinney LF42211013.250.292.406.6987.5
      D. Jansen C41221010.186.270.284.5547.5
      J. Davis CF41100010.056.056.056.1111.5
      T. Thornton P0000-000.667.667.667.000-
      D. Hudson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      T. Mayza P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        L. Garcia CF40200000.290.327.381.7082.0
        Y. Moncada 3B21100102.291.353.529.8826.0
        J. Abreu DH40120003.260.320.497.8174.0
        Y. Alonso 1B40000024.181.282.329.611-1.0
        W. Castillo C40000010.179.297.333.630-0.5
        N. Delmonico LF40000020.206.265.286.550-1.0
        T. Anderson SS40300000.335.363.516.8792.0
        Y. Sanchez 2B40000023.224.311.299.611-1.0
        C. Tilson RF21000110.311.354.356.7101.5
        R. Lopez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        E. Marshall P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        K. Herrera P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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          BATTING
          • HR - V. Guerrero (4), B. McKinney (3), D. Jansen (2)
          • RBI - V. Guerrero 2 (10), B. McKinney (9), D. Jansen 2 (8)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Grichuk 2 (2), B. McKinney 3 (3)
          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Abreu (12)
          • 3B - Y. Moncada (2)
          • RBI - J. Abreu 2 (38)
          • 2-Out RBI - J. Abreu (9)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - Y. Alonso 4 (4), Y. Sanchez 2 (2)
          BASERUNNING
          • CS - T. Anderson (2)
          FIELDING
          • DP - 2 (Jansen-Galvis; Sogard-Smoak)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Alonso-Anderson)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          T. Thornton6.03111404.411.2918.0
          D. Hudson (W, 3-1)1.01000103.321.209.5
          T. Mayza (H, 7)0.21111003.601.25-3.0
          K. Giles (S, 10)1.12000301.371.029.5
          Total9.0722280---
          PITCHERSIP
          T. Thornton6.0
          D. Hudson (W, 3-1)1.0
          T. Mayza (H, 7)0.2
          K. Giles (S, 10)1.1
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          R. Lopez6.04112115.141.5014.5
          E. Marshall1.00000100.000.913.5
          K. Herrera (L, 1-3)1.03220015.851.50-7.0
          J. Fry1.02220216.061.590.0
          Total9.0955243---
          PITCHERSIP
          R. Lopez6.0
          E. Marshall1.0
          K. Herrera (L, 1-3)1.0
          J. Fry1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • HBP - T. Thornton
          • Pitches-Strikes - T. Thornton 87-52, D. Hudson 11-9, T. Mayza 20-12, K. Giles 27-18
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Thornton 6-7, D. Hudson 2-0, T. Mayza 1-0, K. Giles 1-0
          • Batters Faced - T. Thornton 22, D. Hudson 4, T. Mayza 3, K. Giles 6
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - R. Lopez 99-64, E. Marshall 10-8, K. Herrera 18-14, J. Fry 23-15
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Lopez 2-14, K. Herrera 2-1, J. Fry 1-0
          • Batters Faced - R. Lopez 23, E. Marshall 3, K. Herrera 6, J. Fry 5
          • 9TH INNING
            Jansen homered to left center, McKinney scored52
          • 8TH INNING
            Abreu doubled to deep left, Tilson scored32
            Guerrero homered to left, Davis scored31
          • 4TH INNING
            Abreu grounded out to third, Moncada scored11
          • 3RD INNING
            McKinney homered to right10
          • 9TH INNING
            • Jace Fry relieved Kelvin Herrera
            • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Galvis struck out swinging
            • B. McKinney: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, McKinney reached on an infield single to second
            • D. Jansen: Foul, Jansen homered to left center, McKinney scored
            • J. Davis: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
            • E. Sogard: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Sogard grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 9th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • K. Giles Pitching:
            • W. Castillo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Castillo struck out swinging
            • N. Delmonico: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Delmonico struck out swinging
            • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Anderson reached on an infield single to second
            • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Anderson to second, Strike looking, Sanchez grounded out to second
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Kelvin Herrera relieved Evan Marshall
            • J. Davis: Strike looking, Foul, Davis singled to center
            • E. Sogard: Sogard popped bunt out to third
            • V. Guerrero: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Guerrero homered to left, Davis scored
            • J. Smoak: Strike swinging, Ball, Smoak singled to right center
            • R. Tellez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Tellez grounded out to first, Smoak to second
            • R. Grichuk: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Grichuk grounded out to pitcher
            • Middle of the 8th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Tim Mayza relieved Daniel Hudson
            • C. Tilson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Tilson walked
            • L. Garcia: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Garcia singled to right, Tilson to second
            • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Moncada grounded into double play second to first, Tilson to third, Garcia out at second
            • Ken Giles relieved Tim Mayza
            • J. Abreu: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Abreu doubled to deep left, Tilson scored
            • Y. Alonso: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Alonso struck out swinging
            • End of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Evan Marshall relieved Reynaldo Lopez
            • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Galvis popped out to third
            • B. McKinney: Ball, Foul, McKinney fouled out to third
            • D. Jansen: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Jansen struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Daniel Hudson relieved Trent Thornton
            • W. Castillo: Strike looking, Ball, Castillo grounded out to shortstop
            • N. Delmonico: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Delmonico struck out looking
            • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Anderson reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • Y. Sanchez: Sanchez grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • R. Lopez Pitching:
            • V. Guerrero: Strike swinging, Guerrero flied out to deep right
            • J. Smoak: Ball, Strike looking, Smoak flied out to right
            • R. Tellez: Ball, Tellez singled to right center
            • R. Grichuk: Ball, Grichuk popped out to third
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • T. Thornton Pitching:
            • C. Tilson: Tilson grounded out to second
            • L. Garcia: Strike looking, Garcia singled to center
            • Y. Moncada: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Moncada hit by pitch, Garcia to second
            • J. Abreu: Strike swinging, Ball, Abreu flied out to center
            • Y. Alonso: Ball, Ball, Ball, Alonso flied out to left
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • R. Lopez Pitching:
            • D. Jansen: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Jansen flied out to deep left
            • J. Davis: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Davis fouled out to first
            • E. Sogard: Ball, Sogard lined out to center
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Thornton Pitching:
            • N. Delmonico: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Delmonico flied out to center
            • T. Anderson: Ball, Foul, Foul, Anderson singled to center
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball (pitchout), Strike looking, Strike swinging, Anderson caught stealing second, catcher to shortstop
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • R. Lopez Pitching:
            • V. Guerrero: Strike swinging, Guerrero singled to left
            • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Smoak walked, Guerrero to second
            • R. Tellez: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Tellez popped out to third
            • R. Grichuk: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Grichuk flied out to center
            • F. Galvis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Galvis walked, Guerrero to third, Smoak to second
            • B. McKinney: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul tip, McKinney struck out on foul tip
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • T. Thornton Pitching:
            • Y. Moncada: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Moncada tripled to deep right
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Foul, Abreu grounded out to third, Moncada scored
            • Y. Alonso: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Alonso grounded out to pitcher
            • W. Castillo: Castillo lined out to center
            • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • R. Lopez Pitching:
            • B. McKinney: Strike looking, McKinney homered to right
            • D. Jansen: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Jansen singled to center
            • J. Davis: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Davis lined out to left
            • E. Sogard: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Sogard grounded into double play shortstop to first, Jansen out at second
            • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Thornton Pitching:
            • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
            • C. Tilson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Tilson struck out swinging
            • L. Garcia: Garcia lined out to left
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • R. Lopez Pitching:
            • R. Tellez: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Tellez fouled out to catcher
            • R. Grichuk: Grichuk lined out to right
            • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Galvis flied out to center
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Thornton Pitching:
            • W. Castillo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Castillo grounded out to pitcher
            • N. Delmonico: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Delmonico lined out to right
            • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Anderson grounded out to first
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • R. Lopez Pitching:
            • E. Sogard: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Sogard grounded out to second
            • V. Guerrero: Ball, Strike swinging, Guerrero lined out to right
            • J. Smoak: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Smoak popped out to third
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Thornton Pitching:
            • L. Garcia: Garcia grounded out to second
            • Y. Moncada: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Moncada walked
            • J. Abreu: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Abreu flied out to center
            • Y. Alonso: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Alonso struck out swinging
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)