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
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
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