Chicago at Toronto

W: J. Garland (4-2) L: T. Taubenheim (0-2)
S: B. Jenks (14)
HR: CHW - J. Dye (13), R. Mackowiak (2)   TOR - L. Overbay (6), T. Glaus (15), L. Overbay (7)

White Sox respond to Guillen, salvage game in Toronto

CBS wire reports

TORONTO -- Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen was much more pleased with this effort.

Jermaine Dye and Rob Mackowiak homered to help Chicago beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-5 Sunday.

The White Sox avoided a three-game sweep a day after Guillen ripped his team following a lackluster performance in a 3-2 loss in 11 innings.

"We played the way we have to play. Everybody was into the game. We picked each other up with big hits," Guillen said. "That's how you stay in contention. That's what we have to do all year long."

Jon Garland (4-2) got the win despite allowing five runs and seven hits in six innings. He struck out four and walked two. Bobby Jenks pitched the ninth for his 14th save in 15 chances.

Garland said he didn't hear about Guillen's rant, but said it was an important victory.

"It's definitely good to come out with a win today. We head to Cleveland with a better mindset going into that four-game series," Garland said. "It's nice to get out of here with how hot they were."

Lyle Overbay homered twice for the Blue Jays, who were looking for their first sweep of the year.

"It sure would have been nice to get the sweep," Toronto's Frank Catalanotto said. "All the good teams win eight, nine or 10 in a row."

Scott Podsednik led off the game with a triple and scored on Alex Cintron's sacrifice fly to give Chicago a 1-0 lead. The White Sox then scored three runs in the second on four walks, a hit and an embarrassing error by Toronto catcher Gregg Zaun.

Toronto starter Ty Taubenheim (0-2) walked Joe Crede, Mackowiak and Podsednik before Cintron hit an RBI single to center. Taubenheim followed with a bases-loaded walk to Jim Thome to make it 3-0.

Podsednik scored when Zaun's throw back to Taubenheim after a pitch to Paul Konerko was high and wide past the pitcher.

Overbay hit a solo shot in the bottom half to cut it to 4-1.

But Crede hit an RBI single in third and Dye hit a solo homer in the fifth to make it 6-1.

After Troy Glaus hit a two-run homer off Garland in the sixth, Overbay followed with his seventh homer to cut it to 6-4. It's the fourth time this season Toronto has hit back-to-back homers.

Catalanotto's RBI grounder cut it to 6-5 in the seventh, but Mackowiak homered off Francisco Rosario in the eighth to make it 7-5.


  • Miami Dolphins running back Ricky Williams was shown on the Rogers Centre videoboard wearing a Toronto Argonauts hat and was introduced as the team's newest player.
  • Actress Alyssa Milano sat behind the Blue Jays' dugout.
  • Guillen gave second baseman Tadahito Iguchi a day off.
  • Toronto's Luis Figueroa doubled in the seventh for his first major league hit.
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Jim Thome hits the deck on one inside pitch; he later draws a bases-loaded walk for an RBI.  (AP)
Jim Thome hits the deck on one inside pitch; he later draws a bases-loaded walk for an RBI. (AP)

Players of the Game

L. Overbay
AB 3
R 2
H 2
HR 2

J. Dye
AB 4
R 2
H 3
HR 1

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Chicago White Sox
Scott Podsednik, LF4220111 .283
    Brian Anderson, CF0000000 .171
Alex Cintron, 2B4012002 .256
Jim Thome, DH3011202 .292
Paul Konerko, 1B5000033 .299
Jermaine Dye, RF4231100 .298
A.J. Pierzynski, C5010005 .331
Joe Crede, 3B3011100 .297
Rob Mackowiak, CF-LF3211111 .280
Juan Uribe, SS4110013 .201
2B - Jermaine Dye (4, Taubenheim)
3B - Scott Podsednik (4, Taubenheim)
HR - Jermaine Dye (13, Tallet), Rob Mackowiak (2, Rosario)
SF - Alex Cintron (1)
RBI - Alex Cintron 2 (6), Jim Thome (45), Jermaine Dye (35), Joe Crede (31), Rob Mackowiak (9)
SB - Alex Cintron (2, 2nd base off Frasor/Zaun)
CS - Scott Podsednik (7, 2nd base by Tallet/Zaun)
Team LOB - 8
DP - Pierzynski-Crede, Konerko-Uribe-McCarthy
E - Scott Podsednik (5, misplayed flyball)
Chicago White Sox
Jon Garland (W,4-2) 6755243 6.25
Brandon McCarthy (H,6) 2000110 4.82
Bobby Jenks (S,14) 1000000 3.80
HBP - Catalanotto (by Jon Garland)
WP - Brandon McCarthy (3)
Pitches-Strikes - Jon Garland 75-53, Brandon McCarthy 32-19, Bobby Jenks 13-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jon Garland 4-9, Brandon McCarthy 4-1, Bobby Jenks 3-0
Batters Faced - Jon Garland 27, Brandon McCarthy 7, Bobby Jenks 3
Toronto Blue Jays
Alex Rios, RF5000021 .351
Frank Catalanotto, LF3111000 .315
Vernon Wells, CF3010101 .318
Troy Glaus, 3B4112014 .262
Lyle Overbay, 1B3222101 .306
Shea Hillenbrand, DH3000102 .333
Gregg Zaun, C4010000 .338
Aaron Hill, 2B4000012 .244
Luis Figueroa, SS3110010 .250
   a- Eric Hinske, PH1000000 .266
a-grounded out for Figueroa in the 9th
2B - Vernon Wells (9, Garland), Luis Figueroa (1, Garland)
HR - Troy Glaus (15, Garland), Lyle Overbay 2 (7, Garland, Garland)
RBI - Frank Catalanotto (18), Troy Glaus 2 (41), Lyle Overbay 2 (28)
2-OUT RBI - Troy Glaus 2 (11), Lyle Overbay (10)
CS - Frank Catalanotto (1, 3rd base by Garland/Pierzynski)
Team LOB - 5
Outfield Assists - Alex Rios 1
DP - Hill-Overbay
E - Troy Glaus (4, misplayed grounder), Gregg Zaun (3, throwing error)
Toronto Blue Jays
Ty Taubenheim (L,0-2) 2.1654410 7.56
Brian Tallet 3.2311141 6.75
Francisco Rosario 1.2211001 2.45
Scott Schoeneweis 0.2000000 7.20
Jason Frasor 0.2000110 6.88
Pitches-Strikes - Ty Taubenheim 61-30, Brian Tallet 52-33, Francisco Rosario 16-11, Scott Schoeneweis 14-8, Jason Frasor 14-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Ty Taubenheim 3-2, Brian Tallet 2-4, Francisco Rosario 1-3, Scott Schoeneweis 2-1, Jason Frasor 1-0
Batters Faced - Ty Taubenheim 16, Brian Tallet 14, Francisco Rosario 6, Scott Schoeneweis 3, Jason Frasor 3
Game Information
Attendance - 35277
Game Time - 2:50
Temperature - 72
Umpires - Home - Hunter Wendelstedt, First Base - Sam Holbrook, Second Base - Randy Marsh, Third Base - Angel Hernandez