Chi. White Sox 4, Toronto 3

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, June 7, 2012 8:10 PM
Location - U.S Cellular Field
Temperature - 72°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jim Reynolds, First Base - Victor Carapazza, Second Base - Jim Joyce, Third Base - Mike Estabrook,
Attendance - 25743

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Toronto 30-27 16-12 14-15 L1
Chi. White Sox 32-25 15-16 17-9 W1

Recap


White Sox 4, Blue Jays 3: Orlando Hudson singled home the winning run with two outs in the ninth inning and host Chicago avoided a three-game sweep.

Hudson singled to center off Toronto closer Francisco Cordero (1-3) to plate Dayan Viciedo as the White Sox snapped a modest two-game losing streak and moved 1 1/2 games ahead of Cleveland atop the American League Central.

Alex Rios belted a two-run homer and drove in three runs for the White Sox, who averted being swept at home by the Blue Jays for the first time since 1989.

Addison Reed (1-1) earned the victory with a scoreless ninth as Chicago ended Toronto's three-game winning streak.

White Sox starter Jake Peavy allowed three runs on four hits and walked a season-high five in six-plus innings.

Toronto starter Henderson Alvarez had his best outing in nearly a month, allowing three runs on seven hits in seven innings, but saw his winless streak reach five starts.

The Blue Jays erased an early one-run deficit with a three-run second inning, highlighted by Mike McCoy's two-run single in his first at-bat of the year.

Chicago tied it at 3-3 in the sixth when Paul Konerko singled with one out and Rios followed with his sixth homer that barely cleared the wall in left field.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Rios recorded his sixth multi-hit game in the last eight. ... Blue Jays OF Rajai Davis missed the game with a jammed middle finger on his left hand. ... Konerko, who leads the majors with a .371 batting average, had two hits in his return to the lineup after missing two games with an injury. ... The Blue Jays face a tough interleague test with a three-game series at Atlanta while the White Sox will host the Houston Astros.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Toronto   Chi. White Sox
Henderson Alvarez Player Jake Peavy
No Decision W/L No Decision
7.0 IP 6.0
2 Strikeouts 4
7 Hits 5
3.86 ERA 3.00
Hitting
Toronto   Chi. White Sox
Yunel Escobar Player Paul Konerko
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 2
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Toronto 8 0 10 .235 21 7 2 5 0 0
Chi. White Sox 9 1 12 .265 8 3 4 2 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. White Sox will play their next game at home against Houston. The White Sox have a W/L % of .645 after a win and .480 after a loss.
  • Toronto will play their next game on the road against Atlanta. The Blue Jays have a W/L % of .613 after a win and .423 after a loss.