Happ strikes out 10, Blue Jays top White Sox 5-1

CHICAGO (AP) Pitching in his home state for the first time since 2013, J.A. Happ looked more like the 20-game winner from a year ago than he has lately.

The left-hander had a season-high 10 strikeouts in seven innings, matching his longest start of the season, as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Chicago White Sox 5-1 on Wednesday.

''We had a big group here today, a lot of friends and family in town so it feels good obviously to get the win and get out of here but also to pitch well in front of them too,'' said Happ, who had more than 20 friends and family members travel about 100 miles to Guaranteed Rate Field from Peru, Illinois.

Happ (4-8) gave up a run and six hits while walking one to get his first win since July 4. He last got through seven innings in his first start of the season on April 5.

Justin Smoak extended his hitting streak to nine games and reached base three times for the Blue Jays, who won two of three in a matchup of last-place teams. Steve Pearce and Josh Donaldson added solo home runs.

Happ struck out the side in his final inning and the Blue Jays won for the second time in his last eight starts and also won for the third time in four games.

The Toronto bullpen struck out the side in the eighth inning around two walks, as Dominic Leone, Aaron Loup and Joe Biagini preserved the lead. Roberto Osuna entered with two on and nobody out in the ninth inning, and set down three straight batters to earn his 27th save.

The Blue Jays were playing for the 20th straight day since the All-Star break and have a day off Thursday before a three-game weekend series against the AL-leading Houston Astros.

''I think we're all excited for the off day,'' Smoak said. ''Twenty in a row after the break is definitely not easy, so it'll be a happy flight to Houston.''

Derek Holland (5-11) gave up two runs and five hits with four walks in six innings. The left-hander came into the game with a 9.46 ERA in his past 10 starts.

''This is definitely a good start to build off,'' Holland said. ''Probably the only thing I would say is disappointing is four walks. That kills you from going later into the game, I should say. But I thought everything else was working perfect.''

Smoak drove in Donaldson with a double in the third inning to open the scoring. The All-Star first baseman had homered in each of the first two games of the series.

Pearce hit his 11th home run of the season Holland's first pitch of the sixth inning. It was his third home run in seven games.

Russell Martin had an RBI single and Kevin Pillar later scored on a Jake Petricka wild pitch in the eighth inning.

Donaldson homered on the first pitch of the ninth for his third straight game with a homer and fourth in six games.

Leury Garcia had an RBI single in the sixth inning for the rebuilding White Sox, who lost for the 19th time in 23 games.

''Honestly, today I'm not thinking about 19 games,'' White Sox manager Rick Renteria said. ''I'm not thinking about the last 23, just today what went right and what went wrong.''

WINDY CITY WIN

The Blue Jays won their first road series against the White Sox since 2012.

MILESTONES

Martin stole career base No. 100 in the game. In addition, Pillar played in his 500th career game for Toronto.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Blue Jays: C Miguel Montero, playing in his first game in Chicago since the Cubs traded him to Toronto on July 3, left the game with a right groin strain after fielding a grounder in the sixth inning.

White Sox: 3B Matt Davidson (bruised right wrist) and 2B Yoan Moncada (bruised right knee) were held out with injuries. Both are day to day and could return Thursday, Renteria said. After the game, Renteria said OF Willy Garcia (concussion) is probably not going to make the weekend trip to Boston and OF Avisail Garcia (strained right thumb) will go and could resume baseball activities soon. Both are on the disabled list.

UP NEXT

Blue Jays: RHP Cesar Valdez (1-0, 6.59 ERA) opposes Astros RHP Brad Peacock (9-1, 2.26) on Friday.

White Sox: RHP Miguel Gonzalez (5-9, 4.59) starts Thursday in the opener of four-game series at Boston against Red Sox LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (4-3 4.16).

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  • W: J. Happ (4-8)L: D. Holland (5-11)S: R. Osuna (27)
  • HR: TOR - S. Pearce (11), J. Donaldson (13)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Bautista RF50100001.216.325.381.7061.0
J. Donaldson 3B32111212.250.373.474.8478.5
J. Smoak 1B40210101.304.382.602.9845.0
K. Morales DH40000105.250.311.448.7591.0
S. Pearce LF42111102.268.330.473.8048.0
E. Carrera LF00000000.299.365.445.8100.0
K. Pillar CF41100010.246.298.400.6991.5
R. Refsnyder 2B20000102.143.250.238.4884.0
M. Montero C30000002.231.325.366.6900.0
R. Martin C10110000.228.359.386.7454.0
D. Barney SS40100013.232.281.300.5820.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    T. Anderson SS50200032.235.256.353.6092.5
    T. Saladino 3B51100014.203.289.264.5531.5
    J. Abreu 1B30000122.295.351.519.8700.0
    K. Smith C30200101.279.305.364.6683.0
    N. Delmonico LF30000115.143.250.143.3930.5
    L. Garcia RF40110025.294.344.467.8111.0
    Y. Sanchez 2B40100012.257.313.387.7000.5
    A. Hanson DH40100020.241.280.346.6260.0
    A. Engel CF40000022.208.285.323.608-1.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Smoak (16)
      • HR - J. Donaldson (13), S. Pearce (11)
      • RBI - J. Donaldson (35), J. Smoak (74), S. Pearce (32), R. Martin (26)
      BATTING
      • 3B - T. Anderson (2)
      • RBI - L. Garcia (24)
      • 2-Out RBI - L. Garcia (12)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - R. Refsnyder (3), R. Martin
      • Picked Off - J. Smoak
      FIELDING
      • E - Y. Sanchez (6)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Happ (W, 4-8)7.061111003.921.3128.0
      D. Leone (H, 3)0.20001202.591.070.0
      A. Loup0.00001004.621.51-1.0
      J. Biagini (H, 9)0.12000105.111.32-1.5
      R. Osuna (S, 27)1.00000102.800.8010.5
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Happ (W, 4-8)7.0
      D. Leone (H, 3)0.2
      A. Loup0.0
      J. Biagini (H, 9)0.1
      R. Osuna (S, 27)1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Holland (L, 5-11)6.05224315.291.576.5
      J. Petricka1.22222007.631.83-3.0
      J. Minaya0.10000004.681.200.0
      C. Beck1.01110014.871.491.0
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Holland (L, 5-11)6.0
      J. Petricka1.2
      J. Minaya0.1
      C. Beck1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Happ 104-65, D. Leone 13-8, A. Loup 7-3, J. Biagini 16-13, R. Osuna 11-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Happ 9-2
      • Batters Faced - J. Happ 28, D. Leone 3, A. Loup, J. Biagini 3, R. Osuna 3
      PITCHING
      • WP - J. Petricka
      • HBP - D. Holland (7)
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Holland 108-61, J. Petricka 41-24, J. Minaya 3-1, C. Beck 7-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Holland 11-3, J. Petricka 3-2, C. Beck 3-0
      • Batters Faced - D. Holland 27, J. Petricka 9, J. Minaya, C. Beck 4
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      TOR51-57
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      000001000181
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      J. Bautista RF50100001.216.325.381.7061.0
      J. Donaldson 3B32111212.250.373.474.8478.5
      J. Smoak 1B40210101.304.382.602.9845.0
      K. Morales DH40000105.250.311.448.7591.0
      S. Pearce LF42111102.268.330.473.8048.0
      E. Carrera LF00000000.299.365.445.8100.0
      K. Pillar CF41100010.246.298.400.6991.5
      R. Refsnyder 2B20000102.143.250.238.4884.0
      M. Montero C30000002.231.325.366.6900.0
      R. Martin C10110000.228.359.386.7454.0
      D. Barney SS40100013.232.281.300.5820.5
      Total3458426318-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        T. Anderson SS50200032.235.256.353.6092.5
        T. Saladino 3B51100014.203.289.264.5531.5
        J. Abreu 1B30000122.295.351.519.8700.0
        K. Smith C30200101.279.305.364.6683.0
        N. Delmonico LF30000115.143.250.143.3930.5
        L. Garcia RF40110025.294.344.467.8111.0
        Y. Sanchez 2B40100012.257.313.387.7000.5
        A. Hanson DH40100020.241.280.346.6260.0
        A. Engel CF40000022.208.285.323.608-1.0
        Total35181031423-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Smoak (16)
          • HR - J. Donaldson (13), S. Pearce (11)
          • RBI - J. Donaldson (35), J. Smoak (74), S. Pearce (32), R. Martin (26)
          BATTING
          • 3B - T. Anderson (2)
          • RBI - L. Garcia (24)
          • 2-Out RBI - L. Garcia (12)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - R. Refsnyder (3), R. Martin
          • Picked Off - J. Smoak
          FIELDING
          • E - Y. Sanchez (6)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          J. Happ (W, 4-8)7.061111003.921.3128.0
          D. Leone (H, 3)0.20001202.591.070.0
          A. Loup0.00001004.621.51-1.0
          J. Biagini (H, 9)0.12000105.111.32-1.5
          R. Osuna (S, 27)1.00000102.800.8010.5
          Total9.08113140---
          PITCHERSIP
          J. Happ (W, 4-8)7.0
          D. Leone (H, 3)0.2
          A. Loup0.0
          J. Biagini (H, 9)0.1
          R. Osuna (S, 27)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          D. Holland (L, 5-11)6.05224315.291.576.5
          J. Petricka1.22222007.631.83-3.0
          J. Minaya0.10000004.681.200.0
          C. Beck1.01110014.871.491.0
          Total9.0855632---
          PITCHERSIP
          D. Holland (L, 5-11)6.0
          J. Petricka1.2
          J. Minaya0.1
          C. Beck1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - J. Happ 104-65, D. Leone 13-8, A. Loup 7-3, J. Biagini 16-13, R. Osuna 11-7
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Happ 9-2
          • Batters Faced - J. Happ 28, D. Leone 3, A. Loup, J. Biagini 3, R. Osuna 3
          PITCHING
          • WP - J. Petricka
          • HBP - D. Holland (7)
          • Pitches-Strikes - D. Holland 108-61, J. Petricka 41-24, J. Minaya 3-1, C. Beck 7-7
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Holland 11-3, J. Petricka 3-2, C. Beck 3-0
          • Batters Faced - D. Holland 27, J. Petricka 9, J. Minaya, C. Beck 4
          • 9TH INNING
            Donaldson homered to left51
          • 8TH INNING
            Martin singled to shallow left center, Pearce scored, Pillar to third31
          • 6TH INNING
            Garcia singled to left, Saladino scored, Delmonico to second21
            Pearce homered to left center20
          • 3RD INNING
            Smoak doubled to left center, Donaldson scored10
          • 9TH INNING
            • Chris Beck relieved Juan Minaya
            • J. Donaldson: Donaldson homered to left
            • J. Smoak: Foul, Smoak grounded out to second
            • K. Morales: Morales grounded out to shortstop
            • S. Pearce: Strike looking, Foul, Pearce grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Ezequiel Carrera in left
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Sanchez singled to shallow right center
            • A. Hanson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Hanson singled to shallow right, Sanchez to second
            • Roberto Osuna relieved Joe Biagini
            • A. Engel: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Engel fouled out to first
            • T. Anderson: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
            • T. Saladino: Saladino flied out to center
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • J. Petricka Pitching:
            • S. Pearce: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pearce walked
            • K. Pillar: Ball, Pillar singled to right, Pearce to third
            • R. Refsnyder: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Ball, Refsnyder popped out to second
            • R. Martin: Martin singled to shallow left center, Pearce scored, Pillar to third
            • D. Barney: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Martin stole second, Barney grounded out to third
            • Juan Minaya relieved Jake Petricka
            • J. Bautista: Ball, Ball, Bautista flied out to deep center
            • Middle of the 8th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Dominic Leone relieved J.A. Happ
            • T. Saladino: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Saladino struck out swinging
            • J. Abreu: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
            • K. Smith: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Smith walked
            • Aaron Loup relieved Dominic Leone
            • N. Delmonico: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Delmonico walked, Smith to second
            • Joe Biagini relieved Aaron Loup
            • L. Garcia: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Jake Petricka relieved Derek Holland
            • J. Bautista: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Bautista grounded out to first
            • J. Donaldson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Donaldson walked
            • J. Smoak: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Smoak flied out to right
            • K. Morales: Foul, Ball, Foul, Morales grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Russell Martin catching
            • A. Hanson: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike looking, Hanson struck out looking
            • A. Engel: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Engel struck out swinging
            • T. Anderson: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • D. Holland Pitching:
            • S. Pearce: Pearce homered to left center
            • K. Pillar: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Pillar popped out to second
            • R. Refsnyder: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Refsnyder walked
            • M. Montero: Montero reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Refsnyder out at third on 2nd baseman Sanchez fielding error
            • D. Barney: Barney grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
            • J. Happ Pitching:
            • T. Saladino: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Saladino singled to left
            • J. Abreu: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
            • K. Smith: Smith reached on an infield single to pitcher, Saladino to second
            • N. Delmonico: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Delmonico reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Saladino to third, Smith out at second
            • L. Garcia: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Garcia singled to left, Saladino scored, Delmonico to second
            • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
            • End of the 6th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • D. Holland Pitching:
            • M. Montero: Ball, Foul, Montero grounded out to third
            • D. Barney: Strike looking, Foul, Barney singled to shallow left
            • J. Bautista: Bautista reached on an infield single to second, Barney to second
            • J. Donaldson: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Donaldson struck out swinging
            • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Smoak walked, Barney to third, Bautista to second
            • K. Morales: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Morales reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Smoak out at second
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Happ Pitching:
            • A. Hanson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Hanson struck out looking
            • A. Engel: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Engel grounded out to third
            • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • D. Holland Pitching:
            • S. Pearce: Ball, Foul, Pearce grounded out to third
            • K. Pillar: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pillar flied out to right
            • R. Refsnyder: Ball, Strike looking, Refsnyder flied out to deep right
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Happ Pitching:
            • N. Delmonico: Ball, Delmonico grounded out to shortstop
            • L. Garcia: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Garcia struck out looking
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Sanchez flied out to center
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • D. Holland Pitching:
            • J. Bautista: Foul, Ball, Ball, Bautista grounded out to second
            • J. Donaldson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Donaldson walked
            • J. Smoak: Foul, Ball, Ball, Smoak doubled to left center, Donaldson scored
            • K. Morales: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Morales grounded out to third
            • S. Pearce: Strike looking, Ball, Smoak picked off at second, pitcher to second
            • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Happ Pitching:
            • T. Anderson: Anderson tripled to deep right center
            • T. Saladino: Saladino grounded out to third
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Abreu grounded out to second
            • K. Smith: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Smith grounded out to third
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • D. Holland Pitching:
            • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pillar struck out swinging
            • R. Refsnyder: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Refsnyder hit by pitch
            • M. Montero: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Montero grounded out to first, Refsnyder to second
            • D. Barney: Strike looking, Ball, Refsnyder stole third, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Barney struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Happ Pitching:
            • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Sanchez grounded out to third
            • A. Hanson: Ball, Hanson grounded out to third
            • A. Engel: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Engel struck out swinging
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • D. Holland Pitching:
            • J. Bautista: Ball, Strike looking, Bautista grounded out to third
            • J. Donaldson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Donaldson grounded out to third
            • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Smoak singled to left
            • K. Morales: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Morales walked, Smoak to second
            • S. Pearce: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Pearce reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Morales out at second
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Happ Pitching:
            • T. Anderson: Ball, Ball, Foul, Anderson reached on an infield single to second
            • T. Saladino: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Saladino lined out to third
            • J. Abreu: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Abreu walked, Anderson to second
            • K. Smith: Ball, Smith singled to shallow left, Anderson to third, Abreu to second
            • N. Delmonico: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Delmonico struck out swinging
            • L. Garcia: Foul, Garcia reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Anderson out at home
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)