White Sox vs. Blue Jays: Chicago Wins 9-5 After Five-Run Seventh Inning

The Chicago White Sox took the third game of a four-game series in Toronto Wednesday night, scoring five runs in the top of the seventh to blow open a tie game and eventually win 9-5. The Sox initially jumped out to a four-run lead on two RBI hits by Dewayne Wise, but Toronto tied the game on a three-run Kelly Johnson home run in the bottom of the sixth.

After Alejandro De Aza walked to start the seventh inning, Kevin Youkilis was hit by a pitch. That put two runners on base for Adam Dunn, who blasted a home run to right field to give Chicago a three-run advantage. Dayan Viciedo added another homer to drive in two more, and the White Sox bullpen had more than enough to protect the lead.

Chicago starter Gavin Floyd got the win after six innings of work, giving up three earned runs on eight hits and striking out eight Blue Jays to run his record to 9-9 on the season. Donnie Veal contributed two hitless innings of relief work, and Phil Humber closed out the contest. Blue Jays starting pitcher Ricky Romero was given the loss. The White Sox are now 63-52 on the season, one and a half games ahead of Detroit in the AL Central.

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