Toronto 3, Chi. White Sox 2

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 2:10 PM
Location - U.S Cellular Field
Temperature - 62°
Umpires - Home Plate - Mark Lollo, First Base - Lance Barksdale, Second Base - Adrian Johnson, Third Base - Fieldin Culbreth,
Attendance - 20524

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Toronto 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 4 0
Chi. White Sox 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 7 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Toronto 81-81 42-39 39-42 W1
Chi. White Sox 79-83 36-45 43-38 L1

Recap

Adam Loewen brought home the go-ahead run on a bases-loaded walk as the Toronto Blue Jays concluded a .500 season with a 3-2 win over the host Chicago White Sox on Wednesday afternoon.

Leading 2-1 entering the ninth inning, the White Sox turned to fireballer Chris Sale (2-2) to close things out. Sale promptly loaded the bases with one out before issuing a game-tying free pass to Mark Teahen.

Loewen followed by working a four-pitch walk that gave Toronto the lead for good and spelled the end of Sale's day.

Shawn Camp (6-3) earned the win with an inning of scoreless relief for the Blue Jays, who reached the .500 mark for the 33rd and final time this season. Frank Francisco worked the ninth for his 17th save.

Alexei Ramirez's ground rule double in the fifth inning off Toronto starter Brandon Morrow put the White Sox ahead after Gordon Beckham had drawn Chicago even with a solo homer an inning earlier.

Morrow was charged with two runs - the first he had allowed in three starts - on five hits while walking five and striking out seven. He finishes with a career-best 203 strikeouts on the season, joining Roger Clemens, A.J. Burnett and Roy Halladay as the only Toronto pitchers to surpass 200 in a season.

Chicago counterpart Philip Humber struck out a career-high nine over 6 2/3 sensational innings while limiting the Blue Jays to a pair of hits and four walks. The former first-round pick came into the game having allowed 13 runs over his previous 12 innings.

White Sox designated hitter Adam Dunn was given the day off, finishing the year at .159. He wound up five at-bats shy of officially posting the lowest batting average in major-league history.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Toronto   Chi. White Sox
Brandon Morrow Player Phillip Humber
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 6.2
7 Strikeouts 9
5 Hits 2
3.00 ERA 1.35
Hitting
Toronto   Chi. White Sox
Mark Teahen Player Alejandro De Aza
1 Hits 2
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
1 TB 2
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Toronto 4 0 6 .138 19 10 3 7 0 0
Chi. White Sox 7 1 11 .219 15 10 2 5 0 0
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