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The Journal Gazette

Monday, June 19, 2017 1:00 am


Jays end White Sox's win streak

Associated Press

TORONTO – Kendrys Morales and Russell Martin both homered to help the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Chicago White Sox 7-3 on Sunday.

The victory snapped Chicago's three-game winning streak and stopped the White Sox from tying a club record with a seventh consecutive win in Toronto. The White Sox have won nine of the last 11 games against the Blue Jays and beaten them the last four series.

Morales' two-run shot in the seventh inning, his 15th homer of the season, reached the fourth level of Rogers Centre, a drive estimated at 460 feet.

Martin tied the game in the sixth with his seventh home run of the season, a two-run shot to the center-field fence that bounced off the glove of outfielder Willy Garcia and over. Ryan Goins tripled home Steve Pearce off Anthony Swarzak (3-2) for the tiebreaking run two batters later.

J.A. Happ (2-4) picked up his first home win of the season, giving up three runs and eight hits over 6 2/3 innings.

RAYS 9, TIGERS 1: In Detroit, Logan Morrison homered twice, and Steven Souza Jr. hit his first career grand slam to lead Tampa Bay.

Derek Norris and Evan Longoria also homered for the Rays, who won five of seven in the season series with Detroit.


DODGERS 8, REDS 7: In Cincinnati, Logan Forsythe and Justin Turner homered, and Kike Hernandez made a spectacular game-saving catch to lead Los Angeles.

Kenta Maeda (5-3), in his first appearance since June 9 and first start since June 4, gave up just three hits and one run in five innings to help the Dodgers complete a three-game sweep.

Scooter Gennett hit a three-run home run for the Reds, who trailed 8-1 in the sixth inning.