(Chicago) George Springer and Bo Bichette hit one-run singles in an 11th inning where the Toronto Blue Jays scored six times on Thursday en route to a 6-2 win over the Chicago White Sox.
This match kicked off a doubleheader.
The Jays had only one hit before a breakthrough at the expense of Aaron Bummer (3-2).
With Cavan Biggio as the automatic runner at second base, Danny Jansen started the 11th with a soft hit to third base for a single.
Springer then broke the deadlock by knocking the ball through the mound.
Bichette, Daulton Varsho and Vladimir Guerrero followed it up with more one-run singles, then Biggio pushed two runners home with a double.
During the Sox’s turn at bat, Oscar Colás slammed a one-run double and scored on a single from Andrew Vaughn.
Jordan Romano (4-4) pitched in the 10th, then Thomas Hatch and Yimi Garcia completed the job in the 11th.
Lance Lynn struck out 11 in seven innings. He allowed just one hit, a Springer single in the third.
Lynn has 41 strikeouts in his last four outings. The White Sox lost for the fourth time in five games.
José Berríos also allowed one hit in seven innings, having six batters at bat. He allowed a single to Elvis Andrus in the third inning.
Also in third, Springer made a brilliant catch by diving to right field, at the expense of Zach Remillard.
Alejandro Kirk pinned Andrus on a steal attempt at second base in the sixth inning.
Yusei Kikuchi and Jesse Scholtens will be the starting pitchers for Game 2.