White Sox ruin Stroman's strong outing

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Marcus Stroman delivers a pitch against Chicago White Soxat...

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Marcus Stroman delivers a pitch against Chicago White Soxat Rogers Centre on Jun 28, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario, CAN. (Dan Hamilton/USA TODAY Sports)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:55 PM ET

It’s a pitch that Dustin McGowan would love to have back.

Brought into the game in the seventh inning to replace Marcus Stroman with two runners on, two out with the Jays in a 2-0 lead, McGowan tried to sneak a slider by Dayan Viciedo.

It didn’t happen as Viciedo drilled it into the seats in left for a three-run home run.

Turned out that shot was all the White Sox would need as they downed the Jays 4-3 before a stunned crowd of 39,623.

Stroman was terrific this day as through the opening six innings he had allowed just one hit and was all of one batter over the minimum.

In the seventh he got two quick outs before Jose Abreu drilled a 2-2 pitch into the gap in left centre for a double.

With first base open, pitching coach Pete Walker came out for a chat and rather than challenging left-handed hitting slugger Adam Dunn, Stroman pitched around him, walking him on five pitches.


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