Mark Buehrle gave up just three runs over seven innings, turning in yet another quality start, but wound up with the loss as the Sox had the tables turned on them. Buehrle was mostly matched by Jays starter Kyle Drabek, who pitched 6 2/3 innings, giving up just two earned runs in that span.
Most of the damage Buehrle suffered on the night came because of big hits at the wrong times. In the first inning, the Jays scored when Juan Rivera hit an RBI double. The fourth inning saw Rajai Davis hit an RBI triple, and in the seventh inning Buehrle gave up yet another RBI double, this time to Yunel Escobar.
The White Sox managed to get two runs off of Drabek, one coming after Juan Pierre reached on a triple and was scored by an Alex Rios sac fly in the fourth, and the other coming after Carlos Quentin walked with the bases loaded. But that was all the Sox would get, unable to make up a two run deficit in the end of the game.
The Sox also suffered a blow when Gordon Beckham was hit in the face by a relay throw from right field. He suffered swelling and underwent x-rays, though his status for future games is not yet known.
Saturday the two teams will play the final game of the series in Toronto. First pitch is at 12:07 P.M., CDT.