Rapid Reaction: Blue Jays 9, White Sox 5
June, 5, 2012
By Scott Powers | ESPNChicago.com
CHICAGO -- Here’s a quick look at the Toronto Blue Jays' 9-5 win over the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on Tuesday.
How it happened: Paul Konerko's late scratch was a sign of things to come for the White Sox on Tuesday. Starting pitcher Phil Humber's struggles began in the first inning when he walked three hitters and walked in a run. He later allowed two home runs in the fifth inning. Blue Jays starting pitcher Ricky Romero was rolling until the seventh inning when the White Sox scored three runs, two of which were unearned. Colby Rasmus had five hits, four runs and three RBIs for the Blue Jays. A.J. Pierzynski had two hits, including a two-run home run, in the loss.
What it means: A loss is rare for the White Sox these days. It was just their second loss since May 23 and third since May 17. As for their division lead, they remained 1 ½ games ahead of the Cleveland Indians, who defeated the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday.
Outside the box: The Blue Jays are always giving the White Sox trouble. The White Sox are 8-24 against the Blue Jays dating back to July 29, 2007.
Play of the game: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez leaped a few feet in the air to catch a line drive by Omar Vizquel in the second inning.
Up next: White Sox pitcher Jose Quintana (1-0, 1.69) will fill in for John Danks again in the rotation on Wednesday. Brandon Morrow (6-3, 3.28) will start for the Blue Jays.