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Abreu homers twice, ChiSox top Jays

Toronto,  ON (SportsNetwork.com) - Jose Abreu hit two solo homers, tying Edwin 
Encarnacion  for  the major-league lead, and  the Chicago White Sox held on to 
beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-4 on Friday night. 

Abreu opened the scoring in the fifth inning with his 24th homer of the season 
and hit his 25th in the seventh to spark a three-run rally that gave the Whit
Sox a 5-2 lead against knuckleballer R.A. Dickey. 

In  between, Encarnacion went back-to-back with Dioner Navarro in the sixth -- 
reaching 25 homers for the season -- and the Blue Jays rallied for two runs in 
the ninth inning before Jake Petricka was able to close the door. 

Dayan  Viciedo and Alexei  Ramirez also hit Solo homers for the White Sox, who 
bounced back from a 7-0 loss in the opener of the four-game series on Thursday 
to snap a two-game losing streak. It was their fourth win in 15 games. 

Colby  Rasmus started the ninth with a pinch-hit homer off Ronald Belisario to 
get the Blue Jays within 5-3. 

Munenori  Kawasaki and  Anthony Gose both hit one-out singles and pinch-hitter 
Adam  Lind -- facing  Eric Surkamp after a pitching change -- reached on Conor 
Gillaspie's error at third to load the bases. 

Jose  Reyes beat  out a double play ball  at first base, knocking in a run and 
keeping  the  rally alive  until Petricka  got Melky Cabrera  on a grounder to 
second to end the game and secure his second save. 

"We  made a run  late, that's all you ask for," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons 

John  Danks (7-6)  gave up Encarnacion and Navarro's homers but earned the win 
in six innings. He allowed five hits, no walks and struck out two. 

"I'm  happy to  get a win," Danks  said. "Didn't do myself any favors with the 
two homers in the sixth." 

Dickey  (6-7)  remained winless in  his last  four starts despite striking out 
nine in six-plus innings, including the 1,000th strikeout of his career. 

Abreu  drove a Dickey  fastball over the center field wall and just out of the 
reach  of a leaping  Gose leading off the seventh inning, giving Chicago a 3-2 

Adam  Dunn then drew a walk and Ramirez golfed a low knuckleball off the left- 
field foul netting to make it 5-2. 

Dickey  had faced the minimum through four innings, striking out six. The only 
baserunner reached on an error and was erased on a double play. 

But Abreu hammered a 3-2 pitch into the left-field seats leading off the fifth 
for  Chicago's first  hit and Viciedo slapped a one-out fastball the other way 
for a solo blast to right field to make it 2-0. 

Encarnacion  teed off on a 3-2 fastball in the sixth and Navarro tied the game 
five pitches later. 

                                   Game Notes 

Abreu  and  Encarnacion have one  more homer  than Baltimore's Nelson Cruz ... 
Dickey  recorded  his 1,000th  career strikeout  in the  third inning, when he 
struck out the side. Tyler Flowers was the victim ... A fire alarm went off in 
the top of the second inning, delaying the game as strobe lights flashed above 
center field, distracting Chicago's Ramirez at the plate ... The White Sox are 
2-7 on an 11-game road trip. 

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