TORONTO (AP) -- White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen was much more
pleased with this effort.
Jermaine Dye and Rob Mackowiak homered to help Chicago beat the
Toronto Blue Jays 7-5 Sunday.The White Sox avoided a three-game sweep a day after Guillen
ripped his team following a lackluster performance in a 3-2 loss in
11 innings."We played the way we have to play. Everybody was into the
game. We picked each other up with big hits," Guillen said.
"That's how you stay in contention. That's what we have to do all
year long."Jon Garland (4-2) got the win despite allowing five runs and
seven hits in six innings. He struck out four and walked two. Bobby
Jenks pitched the ninth for his 14th save in 15 chances.Garland said he didn't hear about Guillen's rant, but said it
was an important victory."It's definitely good to come out with a win today. We head to
Cleveland with a better mindset going into that four-game series,"
Garland said. "It's nice to get out of here with how hot they
were."Lyle Overbay homered twice for the Blue Jays, who were looking
for their first sweep of the year."It sure would have been nice to get the sweep," Toronto's
Frank Catalanotto said. "All the good teams win eight, nine or 10
in a row."Scott Podsednik led off the game with a triple and scored on
Alex Cintron's sacrifice fly to give Chicago a 1-0 lead. The White
Sox then scored three runs in the second on four walks, a hit and
an embarrassing error by Toronto catcher Gregg Zaun.Toronto starter Ty Taubenheim (0-2) walked Joe Crede, Mackowiak
and Podsednik before Cintron hit an RBI single to center.
Taubenheim followed with a bases-loaded walk to Jim Thome to make
it 3-0.Podsednik scored when Zaun's throw back to Taubenheim after a
pitch to Paul Konerko was high and wide past the pitcher.Overbay hit a solo shot in the bottom half to cut it to 4-1.But Crede hit an RBI single in third and Dye hit a solo homer in
the fifth to make it 6-1.After Troy Glaus hit a two-run homer off Garland in the sixth,
Overbay followed with his seventh homer to cut it to 6-4. It's the
fourth time this season Toronto has hit back-to-back homers.Frank Catalanotto's RBI grounder cut it to 6-5 in the seventh,
but Mackowiak homered off Francisco Rosario in the eighth to make
Running back Ricky Williams was shown on the Rogers Centre
videoboard wearing a Toronto Argonauts hat and was introduced as
the team's newest player. ... Actress Alyssa Milano sat behind the
Blue Jays' dugout. ... Chicago manager Ozzie Guillen gave 2B
Tadahito Iguchi a day off. ... Toronto's Luis Figueroa doubled in
the seventh for his first major league hit.