Chicago at Toronto

Final 11th
W: M. Thornton (1-0) L: J. Accardo (0-1)
S: B. Jenks (2)
HR: CHW - A. Jones (1), A. Jones (2), M. Teahen (1)   TOR - J. Buck (1), V. Wells (5)

White Sox top Blue Jays on game-winning triple in 11th wire reports

TORONTO -- Mark Teahen spoiled Toronto's home opener. His Canadian relatives were just fine with that.

Teahen tripled home the go-ahead run in the 11th inning and the Chicago White Sox beat the Blue Jays 8-7 on Monday night, snapping Toronto's five-game winning streak.

"It's been a long week so it was nice to contribute," said Teahen, who was 1 for 14 coming in. "It was a really good team win tonight so it was just fun to be a part of that, finally."

Mark Kotsay led off the 11th with a pinch-hit single off Jeremy Accardo (0-1) and was replaced by pinch runner Omar Vizquel. Teahen followed with a triple to right center.

Teahen has dual Canadian-American citizenship because his father is from St. Marys, Ontario. The town about 100 miles west of Toronto is home to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. Teahen had about 10 relatives at Monday's game.

"Earlier in my life I couldn't get up here as much as I liked because I played too much baseball," Teahen said. "It's nice that now baseball is affording me the opportunity to see that side of my family."

Teahen, who tied the game with a ninth-inning homer off Jason Frasor, finished 3 for 5 with three RBI. He also singled home a run in the sixth.

"Teahen was huge," White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said. "The base hit to left field late in the game and then the home run, a big game for him. Hopefully that's the beginning of a good start."

Teahen said he tried to stay loose at the plate because he'd felt too tense during the first week, and managed to keep his composure after falling behind 0-2 against Frasor.

"I'd taken two fastballs that were very hittable and then he threw a split, then went back to the fastball that last pitch," Teahen said. "I guess I set him up by not hitting the first two that he threw over the plate."

Matt Thornton (1-0) worked two scoreless innings and Bobby Jenks pitched around a pair of two-out walks, getting Adam Lind to strike out and earning his second save.

The White Sox snapped a 10-game losing streak in Toronto, winning here for the first time since June 1, 2007.

"I didn't know they had music in this clubhouse," Guillen said. "I'd never heard it."

Andruw Jones hit his first two home runs of the season off Toronto left-hander Brian Tallet, giving him 390 for his career and moving him into a tie with Graig Nettles for 50th on baseball's career list.

Jones opened the scoring with a two-run shot in the second off Tallet, tying him with Johnny Bench, then added a solo drive in the sixth, giving him his 38th career multihomer game.

"I want them to give me a headache when I make the lineup," Guillen said. "I don't want to try digging through players, trying to make a lineup that can hit. If you hit, you're going to be in the lineup somewhere."

John Buck answered Jones' first homer with a two-run blast in the bottom of the second that landed in the fourth deck in left.

Jones and Carlos Quentin each hit RBI singles in the top of the third but Toronto scored four in the bottom half. Lind hit a two-run single and Vernon Wells followed with a two-run homer to center, his fifth.

After Jones' leadoff homer cut it to 6-5 in the sixth, former Blue Jay Alex Rios singled, stole second and scored on Teahen's two-out hit, tying it at 6-all.

Lind drew a four-pitch, bases-loaded walk off reliever Randy Williams in the bottom half, but the Blue Jays couldn't hold the lead as Frasor blew his second save of the season.

"It's my nature to think about it a little bit," Frasor said. "It's hard not to. But I won't be watching sports highlights tonight, that's for sure."

Tallet allowed six runs and eight hits in six innings. He walked two and struck out three.

Jake Peavy allowed seven runs and eight hits in 5 2-3 innings, raising his ERA to 8.44 after two starts. He walked three and struck out two.

"I felt OK, I just didn't execute very well," Peavy said. "I got ahead of guys at times, I just didn't have enough stuff to put guys away."

Rios was booed or jeered every time he came to the plate or made a play. He grinned and slapped hands with manager Ozzie Guillen when he was booed during the pregame introductions, then turned from side to side and tipped his cap as he took his place along the first base line. He finished 3 for 5 with a stolen base.

"Can Chicago people start booing Rios, please?" Guillen asked jokingly. "They boo him here and he got three hits. They were clapping for him in Chicago and he was hitting .180."

  • Attendance was 46,321.
  • Toronto placed 2B Aaron Hill (right hamstring) on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 8, and called up OF Jeremy Reed from Triple-A Las Vegas.
  • The Blue Jays marked Opening Day by honoring 14 Canadian medalists from the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Gold medal-winning freestyle skier Alex Bilodeau threw out the first pitch.
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A.J. Pierzynski pumps his fist in celebration after the final out in the White Sox's extra-inning win. (AP)
A.J. Pierzynski pumps his fist in celebration after the final out in the White Sox's extra-inning win. (AP)

Players of the Game

A. Jones
AB 4
R 2
H 3
HR 2

A. Lind
AB 5
R 1
H 2
HR 0

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Carlos Quentin, RF6011003 .292
Paul Konerko, 1B5100115 .250
Andruw Jones, LF4234100 .333
A.J. Pierzynski, C4000003 .192
Alex Rios, CF5130010 .250
Alexei Ramirez, SS4000012 .154
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    Omar Vizquel, PR-SS0100000 .200
Mark Teahen, 3B5133001 .211
a-singled for A. Ramirez in the 11th
3B - Mark Teahen (1, Accardo)
HR - Andruw Jones 2 (2, Tallet, Tallet), Mark Teahen (1, Frasor)
RBI - Carlos Quentin (4), Andruw Jones 4 (5), Mark Teahen 3 (4)
2-OUT RBI - Andruw Jones (2), Mark Teahen (1)
SB - Juan Pierre (3, 2nd base off Tallet/Buck), Gordon Beckham (1, 2nd base off Frasor/Buck), Alex Rios (1, 2nd base off Tallet/Buck), Mark Teahen (1, 2nd base off Tallet/Buck)
Team LOB - 8
Chicago White Sox
Jake Peavy 5.2877322 8.44
Randy Williams0000100 3.86
Sergio Santos 1.1000020 0.00
J.J. Putz 1000020 5.40
Matt Thornton (W,1-0) 2000040 1.59
Bobby Jenks (S,2) 1000210 2.25
HBP - A. Gonzalez (by Jake Peavy)
Pitches-Strikes - Jake Peavy 99-63, Randy Williams 4-0, Sergio Santos 17-9, J.J. Putz 12-9, Matt Thornton 24-16, Bobby Jenks 24-13
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jake Peavy 6-9, Sergio Santos 2-0, J.J. Putz 1-0, Bobby Jenks 1-1
Batters Faced - Jake Peavy 29, Randy Williams 1, Sergio Santos 4, J.J. Putz 3, Matt Thornton 6, Bobby Jenks 5
Toronto Blue Jays
Jose Bautista, RF4110200 .179
Alex Gonzalez, SS4110120 .333
Adam Lind, DH5123132 .321
Vernon Wells, CF5112004 .320
Lyle Overbay, 1B3100200 .077
John Buck, C5122022 .238
Edwin Encarnacion, 3B5110021 .200
Travis Snider, LF5000011 .120
John McDonald, 2B4000011 .273
   a- Randy Ruiz, PH1000000 .000
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2B - Alex Gonzalez (4, Peavy), Adam Lind (3, Peavy), Edwin Encarnacion (2, Peavy)
HR - Vernon Wells (5, Peavy), John Buck (1, Peavy)
RBI - Adam Lind 3 (6), Vernon Wells 2 (9), John Buck 2 (4)
2-OUT RBI - Adam Lind (3)
SB - Jose Bautista (1, 2nd base off Jenks/Pierzynski)
Team LOB - 8
DP - McDonald-A. Gonzalez-Overbay, A. Gonzalez-McDonald-Overbay, Downs-McDonald-Overbay, A. Gonzalez-McDonald-Overbay
E - Edwin Encarnacion (3, Misplayed grounder)
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Brian Tallet 6866232 5.68
Shawn Camp (H,1) 1.1100010 0.00
Scott Downs (H,4) 0.2100000 0.00
Jason Frasor (BS,2) 1211001 6.23
Jeremy Accardo (L,0-1) 2211100 4.50
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Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Brian Tallet 7-8, Shawn Camp 2-0, Scott Downs 1-0, Jeremy Accardo 4-1
Batters Faced - Brian Tallet 28, Shawn Camp 4, Scott Downs 3, Jason Frasor 5, Jeremy Accardo 9
Game Information
Attendance - 46321
Game Time - 3:29
Temperature - 68
Umpires - Home - Adrian Johnson, First Base - Tim McClelland, Second Base - Mike Everitt, Third Base - Andy Fletcher