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Blue Jays avoid sweep in Chicago

Bo Bichette led the Canadian team's offense with a grand slam

Bo Bichette hit a grand slam and Alejandro Kirk homered for the second straight game as Ross Strippling and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the decimated Chicago White Sox this Wednesday (9-5).

Bichette's second career grand slam capped a five-run fourth-inning run by Toronto, which avoided a three-game series sweep.

Kirk had an RBI single in the first inning and a homer to center field in the third. He leads the voting for the All-Star game at the American League catcher position.

Also, it works as líder among major league catchers in batting average (.307) and OPS (.857). In five games this season against the White Sox, Kirk hit .364 (22-for-8) with four homers and eight RBIs.

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Lucas Giolito (4-4) gave up seven runs and a season-high 11 hits in five innings. He now has a 9.47 ERA in his last five starts.

Stripling (4-2) allowed one run in six innings. He gave up five hits and didn't allow a runner past second until the sixth, when Josh Harrison scored from first on Luis Robert's single.

With this victory, the Blue Jays avoided being swept by the White Sox and reached victory 39 of the campaign.

AP

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