Toronto Blue Jays crush Chicago White Sox to win first series in a month

The Toronto Blue Jays scored seven runs in the second inning en route to a 9-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night. They thus won their first series in a month.

Bo Bichette capped the surge with a two-run homer. Daulton Varsho and Vladimir Guerrero each drove in two runs for the Blue Jays.

Tommy Pham hit a solo home run for the White Sox, who have lost five of their last six games.

Chris Bassitt (4-6) allowed five hits in seven innings for the Blue Jays, whose record is 22-26.

They hadn’t won a series since a three-game series against the San Diego Padres that ended April 21.

The Blue Jays are languishing in the bottom of the Eastern Division, while the White Sox are last in the Central Division.

Bassitt allowed two singles after an out in the first inning, but he escaped unscathed as Paul DeJong hit a double play ball.

Nick Nastrini (0-3) suffered nine runs and seven hits in three and a third innings. He didn’t help his cause by walking six times.

In the second, he first allowed a walk to Justin Turner. After one out, Alejandro Kirk and Kevin Kiermaier loaded the bases with singles.

After an Isiah Kiner-Falefa groundout, Davis Schneider drove in two runs with a single and Varsho added a two-run triple.

Guerrero provided a run with a single, then Bichette hit his third homer of the year.

The Blue Jays begin a seven-game road trip Thursday night against the Tigers in Detroit.

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