The Chicago White Sox play the third game of a four-game series on the road Wednesday against the Toronto Blue Jays. Chicago dropped to 72-54 following a 2-1 loss to Toronto in the opening game of the series on Monday. Chicago gave up the winning run on an eighth-inning wild pitch and has lost three straight. The White Sox are first in the American League Central with a nine-game lead over the second place Cleveland Indians.
Tim Anderson is batting .303 to lead Chicago and the shortstop has a team-high 135 hits. With 25 home runs and 92 RBIs, first baseman Jose Abreu leads Chicago in both categories. Third baseman Yoan Moncada is the leader in on-base percentage at .372. On Wednesday, Chicago will send Luke Giolito to the mound. The right-hander is 9-9 with an ERA of 3.77, 169 Ks and 42 BBs.
With its victory over Chicago on Monday, Toronto improved to 65-58. The Blue Jays have won two of the last three and are fourth in the American League East 11 games behind the first-place Tampa Bay Rays. Toronto is second in team batting average, first in team slugging percentage and on the mound, the Blue Jays are a solid 11th in team ERA.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr is batting .309 to lead Toronto and the designated hitter has 36 home runs, 90 RBIs, 139 hits and an on-base percentage .406 to lead Toronto in each category. As a team, the Blue Jays have hit 186 home runs in 123 games. On Wednesday, Toronto will send Robbie Ray to the mound. The left-hander is 9-5 with an ERA of 2.79, 178 Ks and 36 BBs.