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Toronto,  ON  (SportsNetwork.com) -  J.A. Happ tossed  7 2/3 scoreless innings 
as  the Toronto Blue Jays blanked the Chicago White Sox, 7-0, in the opener of 
a four-game set. 

Happ  (7-4)  struck out  eight and  scattered four hits  while walking two for 
Toronto, which had dropped six of its last nine games coming in. 

"The  goal was to  be aggressive," said Happ. "To force contact early, use all 
four quadrants and just be aggressive." 

Adam Lind posted three hits and three RBI in the triumph, while Jose Reyes had 
four hits, two runs scored and an RBI. 

Scott  Carroll  (2-4) yielded five  runs on nine hits  and two walks over five 
innings  for  the White Sox,  who  have dropped  seven  of  their last  eight 
contests. 

"We  didn't  play very  well behind  (Carroll)," said White Sox manager Robin 
Ventura. "We just have to play better behind him." 

The  Blue Jays plated  two runs in the first inning, one in the second, two in 
the  fourth, another  in the seventh and  one last one in the eighth for their 
scoring total. 

Reyes  and Melky Cabrera began Toronto's half of the first with singles before 
Lind  brought home  Reyes with  a double  down the  right-field line.  Cabrera 
also  scored on right fielder Moises Sierra's throwing error to the plate that 
got past catcher Adrian Nieto. 

Juan  Francisco worked  a leadoff walk in  the second and later came around on 
Reyes'  triple  into right-center  that bounced  off the top  of the wall. The 
triple was reviewed to see if it was a home run, but the play stood as called. 

Anthony  Gose and  Reyes reached  with  two-out singles  in the  fourth and  a 
Cabrera  free  pass loaded  the bases. Lind  then rolled a  single back up the 
middle to plate Gose and Reyes for a 5-0 lead. 

Cabrera  coaxed a leadoff  walk in the seventh and scored two batters later on 
Edwin  Encarnacion's  two-bagger into right-center. Cabrera's RBI groundout in 
the eighth made it 7-0. 

                                   Game Notes 

The  Blue Jays were 3-for-12 with runners in scoring position, while the Whit
Sox  finished  0-for-10 ... Chicago center  fielder Adam Eaton was replaced by 
Leury Garcia in the first inning due to cramps in his left leg. 

 
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