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CHICAGO -- Adam Dunn made it seem as if he had no trouble seeing through the dense fog.
Dunn went 4 for 4 with two home runs and five RBI to overcome two home runs and five RBI by Toronto's Jose Bautista and give the Chicago White Sox a 10-6 victory in a game delayed over an hour because of limited visibility Monday night.
"It was actually pretty tough," Dunn said about the fog. "It was probably a lot tougher for the outfielders.
"It was worse than when it rains. With the lights, it made it really really bright. It was weird."
Dunn hit a three-run home run off knuckleballer R.A. Dickey (5-8) in the fourth inning after he hit a solo shot in the third.
Dunn, who entered the game with a .165 batting average, hit home runs that were estimated at 444 and 441 feet.
"I don't think I've faced that many [knuckleballers]," Dunn said. "I think I faced Tim Wakefield a few times and a couple other guys.
"If they're right, there's nothing you can do about it," he said. "Hopefully the make a mistake and tonight he made a few."
The game was played from the second inning on in fog which became so thick in the third inning that fly balls became an adventure. Umpires stopped play in the third for 1 hour, 10 minutes and the fog continued to varying degrees even after the break.
"It wasn't being called," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said after his team's third consecutive victory. "It's just you can't predict. It's not like rain.
"It would clear up and all the sudden you couldn't see an outfielder. Very odd," Ventura added. "It was probably worse on the outfielders because they couldn't really see when it was coming off the bat."
Like Dunn, Bautista made it simple for the outfielders by simply sending it well over their heads.
Bautista matched a career high with five RBI and his first-pitch, first-inning home run with Melky Cabrera on first base gave Toronto a 2-0 lead.
Dunn's homers gave him his 36th career multihomer game and he matched a career high with four hits. He helped the White Sox score 10 runs in a game for the first time this season.
Axelrod lasted four innings and gave up eight hits, six runs and four walks.
At least on the home runs he gave up, Axelrod said he didn't mind the fog.
"I didn't see all those home runs go out," he said. "So that's cool."
Dickey went five innings and allowed seven runs, 10 hits and a walk.
"Unfortunately the knuckleball is tough sometimes," Dickey said. "When it doesn't break, it can just sit there on a tee for guys like Adam Dunn to hit it out of the park, and that's what he did."
"You get that lead and you start mixing and matching with guys," Ventura said. "Jesse again coming in in the situation that he's been coming in, he's been big."
Reliever Nathan Jones (2-4) got the victory.
Trailing 2-0, the White Sox rebounded with a five-hit, three-run second inning against Dickey, capped by Alejandro De Aza's two-run, two-out single.
A sacrifice fly by Hector Gimenez made it 2-1, then De Aza singled to center to score Keppinger and Beckham.
Dunn made it 4-2 with his solo home run in the third before the delay.
Then Bautista made it 5-4 for Toronto with his three-run homer in the fourth.
Dunn's second home run made it 7-5 before Rasmus' shot made it 7-6.
The White Sox added three runs in the eighth inning helped by two errors by the Blue Jays. Beckham led off with a single and went to third on an error by Edwin Encarnacion. With one out, he scored on an error by Emilio Bonifacio. Paul Konerko and Dunn added RBI singles later in the inning.
|Players of the Game|
|Toronto Blue Jays|
|Melky Cabrera, LF||5||1||3||0||0||0||5||.286|
|Jose Bautista, RF||4||2||2||5||1||1||2||.267|
|Edwin Encarnacion, 1B||4||0||1||0||1||1||4||.262|
|Adam Lind, DH||5||0||1||0||0||1||5||.335|
|Rajai Davis, PR-DH||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.287|
|Colby Rasmus, CF||3||1||1||1||2||1||2||.255|
|Josh Thole, C||3||0||1||0||0||0||4||.125|
|a- J.P. Arencibia, PH-C||2||0||0||0||0||0||2||.218|
|Maicer Izturis, 3B||5||1||2||0||0||1||1||.208|
|Emilio Bonifacio, 2B||4||0||0||0||1||1||2||.206|
|Munenori Kawasaki, SS||4||1||2||0||1||0||0||.216|
|a-flied out for Thole in the 7th|
|2B - Adam Lind (13, Crain)|
|HR - Jose Bautista 2 (14, Axelrod, Axelrod), Colby Rasmus (10, Axelrod)|
|RBI - Jose Bautista 5 (35), Colby Rasmus (30)|
|2-OUT RBI - Jose Bautista 3 (13)|
|Team LOB - 12|
|DP - Kawasaki-Bonifacio-Encarnacion|
|E - Emilio Bonifacio (5, Misplayed grounder), Edwin Encarnacion (5, Throwing)|
|Toronto Blue Jays|
|R.A. Dickey (L,5-8)||5||10||7||7||1||0||2||5.11|
|HBP - Beckham (by R.A. Dickey), Konerko (by R.A. Dickey)|
|Pitches-Strikes - R.A. Dickey 98-60, Aaron Loup 11-7, Darren Oliver 17-12, Steve Delabar 32-25|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R.A. Dickey 6-8, Darren Oliver 2-0, Steve Delabar 3-0|
|Batters Faced - R.A. Dickey 27, Aaron Loup 4, Darren Oliver 3, Steve Delabar 8|
|Chicago White Sox|
|Alejandro De Aza, CF-LF||5||0||2||2||0||2||2||.270|
|Alexei Ramirez, SS||5||2||3||1||0||0||0||.267|
|Alex Rios, RF||5||0||1||0||0||1||6||.286|
|Paul Konerko, 1B||4||1||1||1||0||0||2||.236|
|Adam Dunn, DH||4||3||4||5||1||0||0||.181|
|Dayan Viciedo, LF||4||0||1||0||0||0||2||.224|
|Jordan Danks, CF||1||0||0||0||0||0||2||.120|
|Jeff Keppinger, 3B||4||1||1||0||0||0||1||.229|
|Gordon Beckham, 2B||3||2||2||0||0||0||0||.333|
|Hector Gimenez, C||2||0||0||1||1||0||0||.216|
|Casper Wells, PR||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||.129|
|Tyler Flowers, C||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.214|
|2B - Alexei Ramirez (12, Dickey), Dayan Viciedo (8, Dickey)|
|HR - Adam Dunn 2 (16, Dickey, Dickey)|
|SF - Hector Gimenez (3)|
|RBI - Alejandro De Aza 2 (30), Alexei Ramirez (13), Paul Konerko (24), Adam Dunn 5 (37), Hector Gimenez (10)|
|2-OUT RBI - Alejandro De Aza 2 (12), Paul Konerko (15), Adam Dunn 4 (23)|
|CS - Alexei Ramirez (2, 2nd base by Loup/Thole)|
|PK - Gordon Beckham (1, Dickey)|
|Team LOB - 8|
|DP - A. Ramirez-Konerko|
|Chicago White Sox|
|Nate Jones (W,2-4)||1.2||2||0||0||0||2||0||5.34|
|Matt Thornton (H,13)||0.2||0||0||0||0||2||0||3.54|
|Matt Lindstrom (H,9)||0.1||1||0||0||2||0||0||2.93|
|Jesse Crain (H,17)||1.1||2||0||0||0||0||0||0.60|
|Pitches-Strikes - Dylan Axelrod 91-49, Nate Jones 15-13, Matt Thornton 13-8, Matt Lindstrom 21-10, Jesse Crain 27-19, Addison Reed 11-7|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Dylan Axelrod 3-8, Nate Jones 1-1, Jesse Crain 2-2, Addison Reed 2-0|
|Batters Faced - Dylan Axelrod 24, Nate Jones 6, Matt Thornton 2, Matt Lindstrom 4, Jesse Crain 6, Addison Reed 3|
|Attendance - 18126|
|Game Time - 3:26|
|Temperature - 66|
|Umpires - Home - Jeff Nelson, First Base - Ed Hickox, Second Base - Jim Joyce, Third Base - Cory Blaser|