The Chicago White Sox play the second game of a four-game series on the road Tuesday against the Toronto Blue Jays. Chicago is 72-53 following a 9-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday. Chicago was defeated in two out of three games against American League East leading Tampa Bay. The White Sox are first in the American League Central with a 9 ½-game lead over the Cleveland Indians.
Tim Anderson is batting .303 to lead Chicago and the shortstop has a team-high 135 hits. First baseman Jose Abreu has 25 home runs and 92 RBIs to lead Chicago in both categories, while third baseman Yoan Moncada is the leader in on-base percentage at .371. On Tuesday, Chicago will send Dylan Cease to the mound. The right-hander is 9-6 with an ERA of 4.06, 170 Ks and 53 BBs.
Toronto dropped to 64-58 following a 5-3 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Sunday. Toronto was defeated by Detroit in two out of three games over the weekend and the Blue Jays have lost four out of the last five. Toronto is fourth in the American League East 11 ½ games behind the first-place Tampa Bay Rays. The Blue Jays continue to hit well as Toronto is second in team batting average at .264.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is batting .309 to lead Toronto and the designated hitter as 36 home runs, 89 RBIs, 138 hits and on base percentage of .405 to lead Toronto in each of the four categories. As a team, Toronto has hit 186 home runs in 122 games. On Tuesday, Toronto will send Jose Berrios to the mound. The right-hander is 8-6 with an ERA of 3.52, 145 Ks and 40 BBs.