Chicago at Toronto

W: B. Tallet (2-1) L: N. Masset (2-2)
S: J. Accardo (7)
HR: CHW - R. Mackowiak (3), J. Thome (7)   TOR - None

Overbay breaks hand in Blue Jays' victory over White Sox

CBS wire reports

TORONTO -- Wins are steadily piling up for the Toronto Blue Jays. So are the injuries.

Adam Lind made up for a baserunning blunder by driving home the go-ahead run in the sixth inning, helping the Blue Jays beat the Chicago White Sox 4-3 on Sunday. But the win, Toronto's fifth in seven games, was costly as first baseman Lyle Overbay was lost for at least four weeks because of a broken hand.

Overbay broke a bone in his right hand when he was hit by a pitch from Chicago left-hander John Danks in the third inning.

"It's always going to hurt right off the bat, but I just knew," said Overbay, expected to miss four to six weeks. "It got worse as the day went on."

White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen was ejected by plate umpire Alfonso Marquez for arguing on the play.

Guillen argued with Marquez and then with third-base umpire Chuck Meriwether that Overbay was swinging at the pitch and should not be given first base. Guillen was ejected as he continued yelling at Marquez on his way back to the dugout. It was Guillen's first ejection of the season, and 10th of his career.

"I think he really missed the call," Guillen said. "It's not the first time I've been kicked out the game and it won't be the last."

Overbay is batting .256 with eight home runs and 27 RBI in 55 games this season. He stayed in the game to run but was replaced at first base by Matt Stairs to start the fourth. Stairs is expected to get the bulk of the playing time at first base while Overbay is sidelined.

Overbay will become the ninth Toronto player on the disabled list, joining other regulars such as left-handed starter Gustavo Chacin, outfielder Reed Johnson, closer B.J. Ryan and catcher Gregg Zaun. Eleven Toronto players have spent time on the DL so far in 2007.

"It's almost comical when you start thinking about all of the guys that have gone down," Overbay said. "I've never seen anything like this."

One inning after he was thrown out for leaving second base early while trying to tag up on Vernon Wells' sacrifice fly, Lind erased a 3-1 deficit with a three-run double off reliever Nick Masset.

"It feels good to finally do something productive," said Lind, who matched his RBI total for May with one swing.

"He needed that for himself and we needed that as a team," manager John Gibbons said.

Brian Tallet (2-1) pitched three hitless innings for the win, and Jeremy Accardo worked the ninth for his seventh save.

Toronto rallied for the second straight game, overcoming a two-run homer from Jim Thome and a solo shot by Rob Mackowiak.

Chicago, which went 1-6 on this road trip, has gotten no relief from its bullpen. White Sox relievers are 2-6 with a 9.06 ERA and five blown saves in their past 22 games. Compounding the problem, White Sox batters have one hit -- a leadoff double in the ninth by A.J. Pierzynski -- in their last 65 at-bats against opposing relievers.

"We finished the road trip the way we started: real bad," Guillen said. "The relievers didn't do their job and in like seven different games, we got no hits after the third inning. Today we did it once again. We're struggling as a team. Everything is going wrong."

Masset (2-2) came on to start the sixth and got two quick outs before Toronto loaded the bases with three straight singles. Lind followed with a double into the alley in right center, scoring all three runners.

"It's very aggravating," Masset said. "Right now, we're not getting the job done. We need to go out there and start competing a little bit better."

The White Sox opened the scoring in the second when Mackowiak homered into the second deck in right.

Thome made it 3-0 in the third with his 12th homer, scoring Tadahito Iguchi ahead of him.

Both homers came off Toronto starter Shaun Marcum, who left after three innings with tightness in his back. Marcum gave up three runs on four hits, walked three -- one intentional -- and struck out four.

"Even when I was warming up, it was a little bit stiff," Marcum said. "I thought it would get better as the day went on and it didn't."

Marcum's injury is not considered serious and he is not expected to miss any time.

Danks allowed one run on four hits over five innings. He walked three and struck out four.

Toronto made it 3-1 in the fifth, loading the bases with three straight singles. Stairs struck out looking before Wells hit a sacrifice fly to left, scoring Royce Clayton. Lind tried to go to third on the play, but was doubled off by Iguchi to end the inning.

"I don't know why I didn't go back," Lind said. "I guess I hoped they weren't going to catch it."


  • Wells robbed Jerry Owens of a hit with a diving catch in the third.
  • The White Sox set a season high with three stolen bases.
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Toronto's Adam Lind hits a three-run double in the sixth inning to make up for a baserunning error.  (AP)
Toronto's Adam Lind hits a three-run double in the sixth inning to make up for a baserunning error. (AP)

Players of the Game

A. Lind
AB 3
R 0
H 2
HR 0

J. Thome
AB 4
R 1
H 1
HR 1

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Chicago White Sox
Jerry Owens, CF4000012 .250
Tadahito Iguchi, 2B4110012 .231
Jim Thome, DH4112021 .275
Jermaine Dye, RF2000200 .228
Paul Konerko, 1B4000013 .218
A.J. Pierzynski, C3020100 .256
Joe Crede, 3B4000014 .221
Rob Mackowiak, LF4111021 .233
Juan Uribe, SS1000210 .212
   a- Alex Cintron, PH1000011 .226
a-struck out for Uribe in the 9th
2B - A.J. Pierzynski (7, Accardo)
HR - Jim Thome (7, Marcum), Rob Mackowiak (3, Marcum)
RBI - Jim Thome 2 (19), Rob Mackowiak (13)
2-OUT RBI - Rob Mackowiak (7)
SB - Jerry Owens (2, 2nd base off Marcum/Phillips), Jermaine Dye (2, 2nd base off Marcum/Phillips), Juan Uribe (1, 2nd base off Tallet/Phillips)
Team LOB - 6
Outfield Assists - Rob Mackowiak 1
DP - Uribe-Iguchi-Konerko, Mackowiak-Iguchi, Uribe-Iguchi-Konerko
Chicago White Sox
John Danks 5411340 4.34
Nick Masset (BS,1; L,2-2) 1433010 7.11
Dewon Day 2000210 4.50
HBP - Overbay (by John Danks)
Pitches-Strikes - John Danks 99-61, Nick Masset 38-26, Dewon Day 35-17
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - John Danks 2-7, Dewon Day 1-3
Batters Faced - John Danks 21, Nick Masset 7, Dewon Day 7
Toronto Blue Jays
Alex Rios, RF4020001 .305
Lyle Overbay, 1B1000010 .256
    Matt Stairs, 1B2000013 .298
Vernon Wells, CF3001012 .256
Troy Glaus, 3B4000022 .263
Frank Thomas, DH2000200 .217
Aaron Hill, 2B3110102 .285
Jason Phillips, C2110201 .245
Royce Clayton, SS4220013 .252
Adam Lind, LF3023000 .234
2B - Alex Rios (13, Danks), Adam Lind (7, Masset)
SF - Vernon Wells (2)
RBI - Vernon Wells (27), Adam Lind 3 (16)
2-OUT RBI - Adam Lind 3 (9)
Team LOB - 7
DP - Phillips-Clayton-Stairs
E - Jason Phillips (1, Throwing)
Toronto Blue Jays
Shaun Marcum 3433342 4.06
Brian Tallet (W,2-1) 3000130 2.01
Brian Wolfe0000100 5.40
Scott Downs (H,5) 1.1000020 3.80
Casey Janssen (H,9) 0.2000000 0.92
Jeremy Accardo (S,7) 1100010 1.07
IBB - Pierzynski by Shaun Marcum
Pitches-Strikes - Shaun Marcum 69-39, Brian Tallet 43-28, Brian Wolfe 5-1, Scott Downs 10-7, Casey Janssen 12-8, Jeremy Accardo 16-11
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Shaun Marcum 2-3, Brian Tallet 2-4, Scott Downs 1-0, Casey Janssen 1-1, Jeremy Accardo 1-1
Batters Faced - Shaun Marcum 16, Brian Tallet 10, Brian Wolfe 1, Scott Downs 3, Casey Janssen 2, Jeremy Accardo 4
Game Information
Attendance - 30886
Game Time - 3:06
Temperature - 68
Umpires - Home - Alfonso Marquez, First Base - Tim Timmons, Second Base - Rick Reed, Third Base - Chuck Meriwether