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[June 28, 2014]  White Sox 5, Blue Jays 4: Jose Abreu homered twice while Dayan Viciedo and Alexei Ramirez also went deep as visiting Chicago held on to even the four-game series at a game apiece.

The White Sox did all their scoring on home runs as they won for only the second time in their last 12 road games. John Danks (7-6) allowed two runs and five hits over six innings to earn the win while Jake Petricka recorded the final two outs to get out of a jam and notch his second save.

Edwin Encarnacion and Dioner Navarro hit back-to-back homers in the sixth while Colby Rasmus led off the ninth with a blast for Toronto. R.A. Dickey (6-7) racked up a season-high nine strikeouts and surpassed 1,000 in his career but also was tagged for five runs and five hits four of them homers in six innings.

Abreu led off the fifth with his 24th homer -- tying Encarnacion and Baltimore's Nelson Cruz for the major-league lead -- and Viciedo went deep later in the inning for a 2-0 lead. Encarnacion regained the league lead when he and Navarro went back-to-back in the sixth to tie it, but Abreu tied him again with his 25th blast in the seventh.

Ramirez pulled a deep drive just inside the left-field foul pole later in the inning for a two-run blast to make it 5-2. Rasmus led off the ninth with an opposite-field blast off closer Ronald Belisario, who also surrendered back-to-back singles to Munenori Kawasaki and Anthony Gose before Petricka got Jose Reyes to bounce into a run-scoring fielder's choice and retired Melky Cabrera to strand the tying run at third.

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GAME NOTEBOOK: Abreu joined Atlanta's Bob Horner (1978) as the only players in major-league history with four multi-homer games over their first 67 career games. The four homers were the most Dickey has allowed since giving up six versus Detroit on April 6, 2006. Blue Jays RF Jose Bautista (hamstring) missed his fifth straight game.

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