If you’re going to come at one of the hottest hitters in baseball with a breaking ball, you’ll want to make sure it, well, breaks.
Instead, Blue Jays' Chris Bassitt hung a 73-mph cookie right down the middle and was punished with a Fourth of July fireworks show in the seventh inning.
The 450-foot home run from Luis Robert Jr. is the team’s longest of the season. It also put the White Sox ahead for the first and last time on Tuesday
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The All-Star center fielder is having his best full half-season to date, slashing .276/.336/.580 in 84 games, and .320/.393/.740 in the last 30 days. His 25 home runs, .580 slugging percentage and .916 OPS are each second in the American League behind Shohei Ohtani.
Alas, a three-run blast is rarely enough to win a ballgame, even with a good outing from Lucas Giolito, who allowed two runs on four hits through six innings.
The White Sox would surrender the lead in the top of the eighth inning on a two-run shot from Vladimir Guerrero Jr. in Joe Kelly’s second blown lead in as many appearances.
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The White Sox will look to tie the series Wednesday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Chicago.