CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 07: Orlando Hudson #5 of the Chicago White Sox points to the crowd after getting the game-winning hit in the bottom of the 9th inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at U.S. Cellular Field on June 7, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Blue Jays 4-3. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Blue Jays Vs. White Sox: South Siders Get Back On Track With 4-3 Walkoff Win

The Chicago White Sox defeated the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday.

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Blue Jays Vs. White Sox Final Score: Chicago Wins 4-3 On Walk-Off Single

Thanks to a walk-off RBI single from Orlando Hudson, the Chicago White Sox defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 on Thursday night at U.S. Cellular Field. The victory helps Chicago to avoid a sweep and extend its lead over the Cleveland Indians in the AL Central standings.

While the two teams traded leads early, the White Sox entered the bottom of the ninth in a tie game after the Blue Jays had threatened in the top frame. Hudson came through with two outs, though, knocking in Dayan Viciedo after a crucial wild pitch by Francisco Cordero allowed him to advance a base.

The White Sox initially led 1-0 after the first inning, but they needed a two-run homer from Alex Rios in the sixth inning to tie the game back up at 3-3 after the Blue Jays had opened up a two-run lead with three runs in the third inning.

Both teams put a runner in scoring position in the ninth inning, but it was Chicago that capitalized on its opportunity. Sox closer Addison Reed allowed a double to Jose Bautista with two outs in the top of the ninth, but he struck out Kelly Johnson to end the inning.

Rios was the lead performer for Chicago on Thursday, going 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI against his former team. The White Sox also got two hits apiece from Hudson and Paul Konerko, who made his return to the lineup after a few days off.

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Blue Jays Vs. White Sox Score Update: Chicago Trails 3-1 Through 5 Innings

The Chicago White Sox are once again trailing to the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday, this time by a score of 3-1 through the fifth inning. The White Sox are hoping to avoid a sweep, which would certainly seem to signify the end of Chicago's recent hot streak.

Blue Jays pitching has continued to confound White Sox hitters on Thursday, as Henderson Alvarez has allowed just one run on four hits through his first five innings on Thursday. Chicago initially led 1-0 after the first inning, but White Sox starter Jake Peavy faltered in the third frame to relinquish the advantage.

A two-run single by Mike McCoy with the bases loaded allowed the Blue Jays to take back the lead in a single swing, and they added an insurance run later in the inning on an error by shortstop Alexei Ramirez.

Overall, Peavy has allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits, striking out three and walking four. Those four walks already represent the most that Peavy has had in an outing this season.

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2012 Southern League All-Star Game: Jared Mitchell 1 Of 4 White Sox Prospects To Earn All-Star Honors

Four players from the White Sox's double-A affiliate in Birmingham have been named to the 2012 Southern League All-Star game, including Jared Mitchell and Jose Quintana (who is currently up with Chicago).

Related: Blue Jays Vs. White Sox Preview: South Siders Try To Avoid Sweep Vs. Toronto

Mitchell is hitting .290/.418/.495 with four HR, 37 RBI, nine triples and 12 stolen bases. Espino is hitting .286/.338/.306 and Hernandez is 7-2 with a 2.91 ERA in 10 starts.

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John Danks Injury: White Sox LHP Will Make Rehab Start On Tuesday

White Sox lefty John Danks is getting closer to a return to the team, but before he comes back to Chicago he's going to make a rehab start for the triple-A Charlotte Knights. According to Danks, that start is scheduled for Tuesday, June 12 against the Columbus Clippers.

Related: Blue Jays Vs. White Sox Preview: South Siders Try To Avoid Sweep Vs. Toronto

Danks has not pitched in a game for Chicago since May 19; he has a 5.72 ERA with 30 strikeouts and 23 walks in 53-2/3 innings this season.

Jose Quintana has been making starts in Danks' stead for the White Sox.

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Blue Jays Vs. White Sox Lineups: Paul Konerko Returns To Lineup After Missing 3 Straight

The Chicago White Sox (31-25), clinging to a 0.5 game lead in the AL Central Standings, take on the Toronto Blue Jays (30-26) on Thursday, and the south side will have their most important bat in the lineup again with 1B Paul Konerko returning from his three-game injury absence.

The long-time Sox slugger is hitting .366/.445/.617 with 11 home runs in the 2012 MLB season, and he has been the anchor to a revitalized White Sox lineup. Here is a look at Thursday's order, courtesy of CSN Chicago:

  1. Alejandro De Aza CF
  2. Gordon Beckham 2B
  3. Adam Dunn 1B
  4. Paul Konerko DH
  5. Alex Rios RF
  6. A.J. Pierzynski C
  7. Dayan Viciedo LF
  8. Alexei Ramirez SS
  9. Orlando Hudson 3B

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White Sox Promote Jordan Danks With Kosuke Fukudome Ailing

The Chicago White Sox promoted outfielder Jordan Danks to the MLB roster on Thursday, according to Mark Gonzalez of the Chicago Tribune. Danks has struggled with a high strikeout rate for most of his career as a White Sox prospect, but with Kosuke Fukudome out (ribcage injury) Chicago is looking for another outfielder to throw in the mix and Danks brings plus defense at multiple positions. In 2012, Danks has posted a career-high .419 on-base percentage over 234 plate appearances at Triple-A Charlotte, and he has amassed a very respectable .302/.419/.516 triple-slash batting line overall.

Danks will join the team on Thursday and is expected to be available for the finale of the team's three-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays that same night.

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Blue Jays Vs. White Sox Preview: South Siders Try To Avoid Sweep Vs. Toronto

The Chicago White Sox will turn to right-hander Jake Peavy on Thursday as the team tries to avoid a home sweep at the hands of the Toronto Blue Jays. Toronto will send out 22-year old starter Henderson Alvarez.

The Sox had won 14 of 16 being running into Toronto. Chicago has lost both games this series without star first baseman Paul Konerko, who reportedly plans on returning to the lineup from a wrist injury on Thursday.

Peavy has been excellent for Chicago this season, entering at 6-1 with a 3.05 ERA and 0.93 WHIP. Alvarez is 3-5 with a 3.75 ERA and 1.29 WHIP.

Game Time: 7:10 p.m. CDT

Location: U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, IL

Broadcast: CSN+

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Blue Jays Vs. White Sox Final Score: Toronto Hands South Siders Back-To-Back Losses

The Chicago White Sox were on a roll, but the Toronto Blue Jays have halted it abruptly. The Blue Jays won their second straight game at U.S. Cellular Field on Wednesday night as starter Brandon Morrow blanked the Sox 4-0 with a complete game shutout.

Toronto center fielder Colby Rasmus singled to center field in the fifth to score Rajai Davis and get scoring started. Toronto scored another run in the sixth when slugging first baseman Jose Bautista clubbed his 15th home run of the year. The Blue Jays added two more in the ninth off a homer from Davis, his fourth of the year.

Marrow allowed only two hits while striking out five in the win. The victory lifts the Blue Jays to 30-26, while the Sox fall to 31-25.

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Paul Konerko Injury: First Baseman Undergoes Minor Wrist Procedure, Hopes To Play Thursday

Chicago White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko is out for the second consecutive game tonight against the Toronto Blue Jays. Konerko said he hopes to play on Thursday, but noted he may have to undergo offseason surgery to remove a bone chip from his left wrist. Konerko also underwent a minor procedure to the wrist on Tuesday. The Chicago Tribune has details:

Konerko, 36, described a 20-minute procedure Tuesday night in which the fragment was flushed in an area away from a joint where he was feeling irritation. A mixture that was used to flush the fragment caused numbing of his wrist and later soreness that prevented him from playing Tuesday and Wednesday night against the Blue Jays.

Konerko is hitting .366 with 11 homers and 33 RBI this season for the White Sox.

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White Sox Outright Ozzie Martinez From 40-Man Roster

The Chicago White Sox outrighted Ozzie Martinez from the team's 40-man roster on Wednesday after a horrid start to the season, as Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports. The infielder was acquired from the Miami Marlins last year as part of the deal that landed Ozzie Guillen in then-Florida's skipper role.

Over 40 games this season with Triple-A Charlotte, Martinez has hit .184/.233/.248 with zero home runs and one steal in 152 plate appearances. He has an extremely low .218 BABIP this year, but even that doesn't come close to making up for how poor his performance has been.

This isn't the first time that Martinez has struggled at the Triple-A level, as he struggled with Miami's Triple-A affiliate last year, albeit not to the same degree. Over 523 career PA's at the level, he's hit .227/.278/.300, showing little ability to compete.

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Blue Jays Vs. White Sox Lineups: Paul Konerko Sits Again On Wednesday

The Chicago White Sox once again don't have first baseman Paul Konerko in the lineup as they host the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday night. Konerko was scratched from Tuesday's 9-5 loss against Toronto as he deals with the pain from bone chips in his wrist.

With Konerko out of the lineup, the White Sox have back-up catcher Tyler Flowers bringing out his first baseman's glove for Wednesday's game. On Tuesday, manager Robin Ventura had Brent Lillibridge make the start in place of Paulie.

Here's the White Sox lineup:

1. Alejandro De Aza (CF)
2. Gordon Beckham (2B)
3. Adam Dunn (DH)
4. Dayan Viciedo (LF)
5. Alex Rios (RF)
6. A.J. Pierzynski (C)
7. Alexei Ramirez (SS)
8. Tyler Flowers (1B)
9. Orlando Hudson (3B)
SP: Jose Quintana

And here's the lineup for Toronto:

1. Brett Lawrie (3B)
2. Colby Rasmus (CF)
3. Jose Bautista (RF)
4. J.P. Arencibia (C)
5. Yunel Escobar (SS)
6. Kelly Johnson (2B)
7. Yan Gomes (1B)
8. David Cooper (DH)
9. Rajai Davis (LF)
SP: Brandon Morrow

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Blue Jays Vs. White Sox Preview: Jose Quintana Makes Third Start For Chicago

With John Danks slowly making his way back from the DL, the Chicago White Sox will have Jose Quintana on the mound Wednesday night as they host the Toronto Blue Jays. Coming off a frustrating 9-5 defeat on Tuesday, the White Sox could use a victory to hold off Cleveland, which plays Detroit on Wednesday, in the standings.

While Quintana hasn't gone deep into games yet this year, he's done a solid job of limiting runs while covering for Danks in Chicago's rotation. In two starts and two relief appearances, he's posted a 1.69 ERA with nine strikeouts and five walks over 16 innings. On May 30, his most recent start, he was ejected after 3.2 innings of one-hit ball for apparently throwing at Tampa Bay's Ben Zobrist.

After struggling to get to Blue Jays starter Ricky Romero early on Tuesday, the White Sox hope to fare better against another impressive young Jays hurler, Brandon Morrow. This season, Morrow has a 3.28 ERA over 68.2 innings with 62 strikeouts and 22 walks.

Game Time: 7:10 p.m. CDT

Location: U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, IL

Broadcast: CSN+

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2012 MLB All-Star Game Voting Leaders: White Sox's Paul Konerko, A.J. Pierzynski Among Top 5 At Their Position

The first wave of polling updates for the 2012 MLB All-Star Game was released on Tuesday, with two Chicago White Sox players cracking the top five at their position. First baseman Paul Konerko is third in the A.L. despite leading the league in batting average. A.J. Pierzynski, who is quietly off to what might be the best start of his career, is fifth among American League catchers.

Here's a look at voting at first base and catcher:

FIRST BASE
Prince Fielder, Tigers: 1,027,070
Mark Teixeira, Yankees: 697,602
Paul Konerko, White Sox: 671,430
Mitch Moreland, Rangers: 618,226
Albert Pujols, Angels: 478,020

CATCHER
Mike Napoli, Rangers: 1,224,565
Matt Wieters, Orioles: 713,469
Joe Mauer, Twins: 637,364
Russell Martin, Yankees: 431,435
A.J. Pierzynski, White Sox: 424,646

One name notably absent is Adam Dunn, who doesn't rank in the top five at designated hitter. Dunn has 17 homers, 46 walks and an impressive OPS of .912 through 55 games this season.

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Blue Jays Vs. White Sox Final Score: Toronto Topples South Siders 9-5

The Chicago White Sox entered Tuesday night as winners of 14 out their last 16 games, but the South Siders received a dose of their own medicine from the Toronto Blue Jays. The top two hitters in the Blue Jays' lineup -- third baseman Brett Lawrie and center fielder Colby Rasmus -- combined for seven hits as Toronto upended the Sox 9-5 at U.S. Cellular Field. Chicago falls to 31-24 with the loss, while Toronto improved to 29-26.

The Blue Jays broke open a 1-1 game with four runs in the fifth and two runs in the sixth. Rasmus and first baseman David Cooper each cranked two-run homers in the fourth. Ramus also clubbed an RBI double in the eighth to finish 5-of-5 with three RBI and four runs.

Sox starter Philip Humber allowed seven hits and five runs through five innings to fall to 2-3 on the year. A.J. Pierzynksi and Adam Dunn each hit homers for Chicago in the loss.

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Blue Jays Vs. White Sox: Paul Konerko Scratched From Chicago's Lineup

When the White Sox first released their lineup for Tuesday's game, Paul Konerko was in his usual place, batting fourth and starting at first base. He has since been scratched, however, and the nature of this decision is not yet known. Brent Lillibridge will take over Konerko's duties at first base.

Lillibridge will hit ninth and Dayan Viciedo has been moved into the cleanup spot. The revised lineup:

Related: The White Sox's Improbable Rise Gives Chicago Something Worth Watching

Tuesday night's game is set to get underway at about 7:10 p.m. CT.

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Blue Jays Vs. White Sox Lineups: Edwin Encarnacion Out With Bruised Hand

The Toronto Blue Jays will be without one of their biggest offensive weapons when they take on the Chicago White Sox Tuesday night. Edwin Encarnacion, who is in the midst of a career year, is sitting the game out because of a bruised right hand. Encarnacion was hit in the hand by a pitch on Sunday; he's listed as day-to-day.

Tuesday's lineups:

Chicago:

1. Alejandro De Aza (CF)
2. Gordon Beckham (2B)
3. Adam Dunn (DH)
4. Paul Konerko (1B)
5. Alex Rios (RF)
6. A.J. Pierzynski (C)
7. Dayan Viciedo (LF)
8. Alexei Ramirez (SS)
9. Orlando Hudson (3B)
SP: Philip Humber

Related: The White Sox's Improbable Rise Gives Chicago Something Worth Watching

Toronto:

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Blue Jays Vs. White Sox Preview: Philip Humber Tries To Keep South Siders Rolling

The Chicago White Sox start a three-game series vs. the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday.

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