Brevich Valera scored a tiebreaker in the eighth inning when the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Chicago White Sox 2-1 on Monday night.
Valera ran for Reese McGuire after Blue Jays catcher Craig Kimbrill (2-4) singled out to start the run. Valera advanced to second with a powerful third stroke to Bo Pechet, and advanced to third with a scorer and scorer when Kimbrel revealed another wild ground, this time for Tuscar Hernandez.
Tim Maeza (3-1) made a perfect goal to win, and Jordan Romano finished 12 saves on 13 chances.
Toronto spoiled Lance Lane’s powerful outing with Chicago and handed the White Sox their fourth loss in five games.
The Blue Jays, who are off seven of nine, improved to 9-14 in one game.
Lin allowed four strokes to run in seven rounds, but missed the decision for the fifth time in a row as a rookie. They haven’t won since their road win in Milwaukee on July 25.
For the White Sox, Venezuelan Cesar Hernandez 3-0. Cubans Jose Abreu 3-0, Jon Moncada 4-2 with one goal. Dominican Eloy Jimenez 4-1.
For the Blue Jays, Dominican Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 3-1 with RBI, Hernandez 4-0, Santiago Espinal 3-1. Cuban Lourdes Gouriel Jr. 3-1. Venezuela’s Privich Valera 0-0 with one goal.
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