CHICAGO (AP) — In what turned out to be manager Ozzie Guillen’s last game with the White Sox, Tyler Flowers hit a three-run homer, rookie Dylan Axelrod threw six shutout innings and Chicago beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 on Monday night.
Guillen was released from his contract after the game to pursue other opportunities. He met with owner Jerry Reinsdorf for about 30 minutes earlier in the day. Guillen told the owner he would like to return, but only for a contract extension for more money. He had one year remaining on his current deal.
Axelrod (1-0) won his first big-league game, striking out six and holding Toronto to three hits. Sergio Santos picked up his 30th save. He allowed a two-run double to David Cooper in the ninth and walked Eric Thames and Jose Bautista, but struck out Adam Lind with the bases loaded to end the game.