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Chicago,  IL  (SportsNetwork.com) - Jose  Abreu finished 3-for-5 with two runs 
scored  and  three more batted  in as the Chicago Solid navy;background-color:yellow"> White Sox used two five-run 
innings  to  beat the Toronto Blue  Jays, 11-5, in  the first test of a three- 
game set. 

Adam  Dunn and Dayan Viciedo drove in two runs each for the Solid navy;background-color:yellow"> White Sox, who won 
for  just  the third time in  their last nine attempts. Alexei Ramirez crossed 
the plate three times and Conor Gillaspie added an RBI double. 

Hector Noesi (7-8) gave up five runs in five innings, but was backed by plenty 
of run support on his way to the victory. 

Melky  Cabrera hit  a two-run homer for  the Blue Jays, who have dropped their 
seventh  straight road game for the second time this season. Jose Reyes picked 
up an RBI with a sacrifice fly and Adam Lind had an RBI single. 

Toronto's Marcus Stroman (7-4) gave up five runs while recording only two outs 
before  being removed in the first inning. The rookie surrendered five hits in 
the Blue Jays' 10th loss in 13 August games. 

Edwin  Encarnacion finished  0-for-4 with one strikeout in his first game back 
with  the Jays  since straining his right quadriceps muscle against Oakland on 
July 5. 

The  Blue Jays  wasted no  time getting  on the  board. Reyes  hit a  lead-off 
single,  followed by a Cabrera pop out in foul territory. Jose Bautista walked 
to  put  runners on first and  second, but Encarnacion struck out. Lind lofted 
one into shallow left-center field that dropped for a single and scored Reyes, 
putting the Blue Jays up 1-0 in the first. 

"In  the  first inning,  they  get  that one  run  and  then he  settles  down 
Somewhat," Solid navy;background-color:yellow"> White Sox manager  Robin Ventura said of Noesi. "We did a good job 
of minimizing the damage tonight." 

The Solid navy;background-color:yellow"> White Sox responded  with five runs in their half of the first. Alejandro 
De  Aza opened  the inning with a  double and Ramirez took first after getting 
hit in the hand by a fastball. The runners moved up on a balk by Stroman, then 
Abreu  singled  on a  line drive  to right  field, scoring  De Aza and sending 
Ramirez  to third.  Dunn grounded out, but Ramirez scored on the play. Viciedo 
grounded  one  down the right-field line  to plate Abreu and Gillaspie's line- 
drive double to right pushed Viciedo across for the fourth run. 

Stroman struck out Tyler Flowers for the second out of the inning, but gave up 
a single to Jordan Danks before being replaced by Chad Jenkins, who got Gordon 
Beckham to ground out to end the inning. 

Toronto pulled within one in the second. A double by Colby Rasmus and a single 
by Munenori Kawasaki put runners on the corners before Reyes hit a fly ball to 
center,  deep  enough to  score Rasmus.  Cabrera smacked one  over the wall in 
right field to make the score 5-4. 

"They  take that  5-1 lead, then we  strike back," said Blue Jays manager John 
Gibbons. "We were right there until the fifth and then they open it right back 
up." 

Chicago stretched the lead to two. Ramirez singled and Dunn moved him to third 
with  a  single of his own.  Viciedo hit a soft  fly ball to right that scored 
Ramirez. Gillaspie followed with a ground ball to left, loading the bases, but 
Flowers struck out on a foul tip to end the third. 

The Solid navy;background-color:yellow"> White Sox  exploded for  another  five  run  inning  in the  fifth.  Six 
consecutive  singles  to start the  frame scored  four runs. Todd Redmond, who 
stayed  on the  mound after getting the  final two outs of the fourth, threw a 
wild  pitch  allowing Abreu to  score. Viciedo  walked and Redmond was removed 
before  being able  to get an out  in the inning. Dustin McGowan took over and 
retired the next three batters. 

Lind  and Dioner  Navarro hit  back-to-back singles  in the  sixth and  Rasmus 
walked  to  load the bases for  Toronto. Valencia grounded into a double play, 
but Lind scored to make it 11-5. 

 
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