Chicago at Toronto

W: J. Vazquez (10-6) L: F. Rosario (1-2)
HR: CHW - None   TOR - T. Glaus (31)

Vazquez K's 13 as ChiSox send Jays to seventh straight loss

CBS wire reports

TORONTO -- Chicago manager Ozzie Guillen couldn't believe Javier Vazquez made it to the seventh inning. He even told him he was shocked.

Vazquez struck out a season-high 13 in eight innings, Paul Konerko drove in four runs and the White Sox beat Toronto 7-1 Saturday to hand the Blue Jays their seventh straight loss.

Vazquez reached the seventh for the first time since May 18.

"It was funny. They were singing 'Take me out to the ball game' and it was weird having him still on the mound," Guillen said to laughter.

"I told him that. He was surprised too."

Vazquez (10-6) allowed two hits and one run as he finished a strikeout shy of a career high, set Aug. 3, 2003 against the Chicago Cubs.

Vazquez smiled when reminded what Guillen said.

"I was thinking the same thing," Vazquez said. "It's just been a long time."

Troy Glaus led off the fifth with a homer and Lyle Overbay followed with a single for the Blue Jays' only hits off Vazquez, who won for the first time since July 6.

"The past couple starts that I've had I've always felt good," Vazquez said. "I've actually thrown good until the fourth inning. The fifth and sixth innings have given me trouble."

David Riske allowed a single in the ninth to Frank Catalanotto to complete the three-hitter.

The White Sox improved to 6-2 on their nine-game road trip.

"We knew we had to have a pretty good road trip. We're facing some teams that aren't really in the running, but they can still beat you," Jermaine Dye said.

Glaus hit his 31st homer for the Blue Jays. Toronto has lost the first two games of its homestand after going 2-8 on a road trip that manager John Gibbons said would make or break the season.

Toronto has lost seven straight for the first time since April 24-May 3, 2002.

"It will turnaround," Glaus said. "We play 162 games and every team has its ups and downs."

The homer was Glaus' 250th.

"It's a nice milestone but I'd rather have the team win," Glaus said.

Konerko gave Chicago a 1-0 lead with an RBI single in the first off Francisco Rosario (1-2). Konerko's RBI grounder and Jermaine Dye's run-scoring triple made it 3-0 in the third.

Konerko hit into what looked to be an inning-ending double play in the fifth, but second baseman Ryan Roberts' throw to first pulled Overbay off first, allowing Tadihito Iguchi to score.

Dye followed with an RBI double and A.J. Pierzynski added a sacrifice fly to make it 6-0.

Konerko's walk with the bases loaded in the sixth made it 7-1.


  • Chicago 3B Joe Crede left the game in the fourth with back stiffness. He is hitting .299 with 23 home runs and 73 RBI.
  • 2B Aaron Hill missed the game because of food poisoning.
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Javier Vazquez dominates on the mound despite a 10.50 ERA against Toronto before Saturday.  (AP)
Javier Vazquez dominates on the mound despite a 10.50 ERA against Toronto before Saturday. (AP)

Players of the Game

J. Vazquez
IP 8.0
H 2
ER 1
BB 2
K 13

P. Konerko
AB 4
R 2
H 2
HR 0

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Game Information
Attendance - 35117
Game Time - 2:55
Temperature - 79
Umpires - Home - John Hirschbeck, First Base - Wally Bell, Second Base - Mark Carlson, Third Base - C.B. Bucknor