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For better or worse, not many fans saw it. At least not in person.
Only 10,610 were at Rogers Center to see the rout. With the NHL postseason starting and the Toronto Raptors playing across town for a spot in the NBA playoffs, the city's attention was elsewhere.
His slam pushed Morrow's outing from merely shaky into discouraging.
"I was just trying to get some runs in, bases loaded no outs," Quentin said. "So I was trying to get the ball elevated and to the outfield so that we could at least come away with one and put a good swing on a fastball and it went out of the park."
It put the White Sox up 7-0 after a leadoff walk from Mark Teahen, a single by Juan Pierre and Beckham was hit by a pitch. Andruw Jones hit a double to end the night for Morrow (0-1) who left charged with seven earned runs in four-plus innings, with three strikeouts and a walk.
The Blue obtained the right-hander in an off-season trade with the Seattle Mariners, but his first two starts for his new team have been disappointing and have left him with a 12.00 ERA.
He also allowed Jones' 391st career home run, one that made him him 50th in big league history with 391. He had been tied with Graig Nettles.
"They hit a couple pitches that were up," Morrow said. "The slider to Andruw Jones early was a good pitch to hit and he hit it out. Obviously I got myself in trouble in the fifth with the walk and the hit batter.
Morrow missed some time in spring training with a sore shoulder.
"He is one of the guys that's behind right now as far as pitches," Blue Jays manager Cito Gaston said. "We really never got to see him pitch a lot in spring training. He didn't pitch a lot. He's still kind of having his spring training right now. We'll see."
John Danks (1-0) allowed two hits and a run in seven innings and Tony Pena finished with two perfect ones. Danks struck out six and walked three.
Gordon Beckham hit a two-out RBI double in the third.
Gregg got the save Tuesday in a 4-2 victory. Gregg and Frasor each have three saves this season.
"I just had a talk with him, we're just going to reverse the roles a little bit until Frasor can get back to where we think he should be," Gaston said.
"It's because of the way he's performed," Gaston said of Gregg. "He's been absolutely outstanding out there. He's been even better than he was at spring training. I don't think he's went out there and walked a guy yet -- not the leadoff guy. So just going to reverse it and see what happens."
He said Frasor took the news well.
"Frasor's great," Gaston said. "He had no problem. He understands."
|John Danks makes sure the Rogers Center stays quiet with a commanding seven-inning performance. (AP)|
|Players of the Game|
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|Chicago White Sox|
|Juan Pierre, LF||5||2||2||0||0||0||1||.176|
|Gordon Beckham, 2B||4||2||2||2||0||1||2||.257|
|Carlos Quentin, DH||5||2||2||6||0||0||1||.281|
|Andruw Jones, RF||5||1||3||1||0||1||0||.350|
|Mark Kotsay, 1B||5||0||0||0||0||0||1||.158|
|Alex Rios, CF||5||1||1||0||0||1||1||.250|
|A.J. Pierzynski, C||3||0||2||1||1||1||0||.226|
|a- Donny Lucy, PH-C||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.667|
|Omar Vizquel, SS||4||0||0||0||1||0||4||.077|
|Mark Teahen, 3B||1||3||1||0||2||0||0||.227|
|b- Jayson Nix, PH-3B||2||0||1||0||0||0||1||.333|
|a-doubled for Pierzynski in the 9th|
|b-singled for Teahen in the 7th|
|2B - Gordon Beckham (2, Morrow), Carlos Quentin (3, Accardo), Andruw Jones (1, Morrow), Donny Lucy (1, Janssen)|
|HR - Carlos Quentin (2, Morrow), Andruw Jones (3, Morrow)|
|RBI - Gordon Beckham 2 (3), Carlos Quentin 6 (10), Andruw Jones (6), A.J. Pierzynski (1)|
|2-OUT RBI - Gordon Beckham (1), A.J. Pierzynski (1)|
|SB - Alex Rios (2, 2nd base off Morrow/Buck)|
|Team LOB - 7|
|DP - Beckham-Vizquel-Kotsay|
|E - Mark Teahen (1, Throwing)|
|Chicago White Sox|
|John Danks (W,1-0)||7||2||1||1||3||6||0||1.38|
|Pitches-Strikes - John Danks 103-65, Tony Pena 20-13|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - John Danks 6-9, Tony Pena 2-2|
|Batters Faced - John Danks 26, Tony Pena 6|
|Toronto Blue Jays|
|Jose Bautista, RF-CF||3||0||1||1||1||1||0||.176|
|Alex Gonzalez, SS||4||0||0||0||0||2||2||.289|
|Mike McCoy, SS||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.154|
|Adam Lind, LF||3||0||0||0||1||1||1||.314|
|Vernon Wells, CF||2||0||0||0||1||0||1||.323|
|Jeremy Reed, PR-RF||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Lyle Overbay, 1B||4||0||0||0||0||1||3||.088|
|John Buck, C||3||0||0||0||0||1||2||.250|
|Edwin Encarnacion, 3B||3||0||0||0||0||1||0||.219|
|Randy Ruiz, DH||3||1||1||0||0||1||0||.250|
|John McDonald, 2B||3||0||0||0||0||0||1||.214|
|RBI - Jose Bautista (5)|
|2-OUT RBI - Jose Bautista (4)|
|SB - Randy Ruiz (1, 2nd base off Danks/Pierzynski)|
|Team LOB - 4|
|DP - McDonald-A. Gonzalez-Overbay, Encarnacion-Overbay|
|Toronto Blue Jays|
|Brandon Morrow (L,0-1)||4||8||7||7||1||3||2||12.00|
|HBP - Beckham (by Brandon Morrow)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Brandon Morrow 87-51, Merkin Valdez 39-21, Jeremy Accardo 26-18, Shawn Camp 8-7, Casey Janssen 15-8|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Brandon Morrow 1-8, Merkin Valdez 3-0, Jeremy Accardo 3-2, Shawn Camp 2-0, Casey Janssen 2-0|
|Batters Faced - Brandon Morrow 22, Merkin Valdez 7, Jeremy Accardo 9, Shawn Camp 3, Casey Janssen 4|
|Attendance - 10610|
|Game Time - 2:47|
|Temperature - 68|
|Umpires - Home - Mike Everitt, First Base - Andy Fletcher, Second Base - Adrian Johnson, Third Base - Tim McClelland|