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Blue Jays crush White Sox, keep Danks winless

May 30, 2011 - 1:23 AM Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Aaron Hill, Corey Patterson and Edwin Encarnacion each homered off a winless John Danks, as the Toronto Blue Jays used a season-high 18 hits to crush the Chicago White Sox, 13-4, in the finale of a four-game series.

Hill hit his first-career grand slam for the Blue Jays, who won the final three games of this set. Patterson went 4-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored, while Encarnacion finished 3-for-5 with two runs scored.

"There's nothing you can do about it. They swung the bats good today," White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said.

Toronto starter Ricky Romero (5-4) gave up two runs on six hits over seven innings to pick up the win.

"He seemed to settle down after the third inning. So the fourth inning through the seventh I thought he got a much better rhythm going," said Blue Jays manager John Farrell.

Carlos Quentin and Ramon Castro both hit homers for the White Sox, who have lost four of five.

Danks (0-8) continued his struggles on the mound, allowing a season-high nine runs on nine hits over four frames to remain winless. Danks, who set a career- high in wins (15) last season, is the first White Sox starter to open a season 0-8 since Eddie Smith in 1942 (0-10).

Quentin's solo homer to center in the first inning gave the White Sox an early lead.

The Blue Jays responded in a big way in the home first to take control of the game. Yunel Escobar, Patterson and Jose Bautista started the frame with three straight singles to plate a run. J.P. Arencibia walked two batters later to load the bases with one out. Hill stepped to the plate and blasted a fastball from Danks over the wall in left for his first homer of the season. Encarnacion followed with a solo shot into the second deck in left field for his first home run of the year. Danks was able to work his way out of the inning, but not before Toronto took a 6-1 lead.

Paul Konerko's RBI single in the third cut the gap to 6-2.

The long ball continued to haunt Danks in the fourth. Rajai Davis was hit by a pitch, advanced to second on a groundout, stole third and scored on Escobar's base hit. Patterson followed with a two-run homer to right-center field to make it a 9-2 game.

Jayson Nix's two-run double and Patterson's RBI single in the fifth made it 12-2. The margin increased to 11 on Arencibia's run-scoring base hit in the sixth.

Castro's two-run homer to left in the ninth accounted for the final margin.

Game Notes

Toronto has won 22 of its last 28 versus Chicago...Danks had 51 pitches in the first inning. He fell to 1-4 in six career starts against Toronto...Blue Jays first baseman Juan Rivera extended his hit streak to 11 games, while Escobar stretched his hit streak to 10 games...The White Sox placed pitcher Tony Pena on the 15-day disabled list and recalled pitcher Lucas Harrell from Triple-A Charlotte. Harrell gave up four runs on nine hits over four innings of relief on Sunday.








  • CHICAGO: 4
    TORONTO: 13
    Final

    May 29 3:42 PM


  • Brent Morel fouled out to first. Runner on second with two outs and Juan Pierre due up.

    White Sox 4, Blue Jays 13  Top 9, 2 OutsMay 29 3:40 PM


  • J.P. Arencibia single to center scored Juan Rivera with none out. Runner on first and Aaron Hill due up.

    White Sox 2, Blue Jays 13  Bot 6, 0 OutsMay 29 3:04 PM


  • Corey Patterson single to right scored Jayson Nix with two outs. On the play, Yunel Escobar advances to third. Runners on first and third and Jose Bautista due up.

    White Sox 2, Blue Jays 12  Bot 5, 2 OutsMay 29 2:47 PM
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    White Sox 2, Blue Jays 11  Bot 5, 2 OutsMay 29 2:46 PM


  • Jayson Nix double to left scored Edwin Encarnacion and Rajai Davis with two outs. Runner on second and Yunel Escobar due up.

    White Sox 2, Blue Jays 11  Bot 5, 2 OutsMay 29 2:43 PM


  • Corey Patterson one-out, two-run Home Run (4) to right center scored Yunel Escobar. Jose Bautista due up.

    White Sox 2, Blue Jays 9  Bot 4, 1 OutMay 29 2:24 PM


  • Yunel Escobar single to right scored Rajai Davis with one out. Runner on first and Corey Patterson due up.

    White Sox 2, Blue Jays 7  Bot 4, 1 OutMay 29 2:23 PM


  • Paul Konerko single to left scored Juan Pierre with two outs. Runner on first and Alex Rios due up.

    White Sox 2, Blue Jays 6  Top 3, 2 OutsMay 29 2:04 PM
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    White Sox 1, Blue Jays 6  Top 2, 2 OutsMay 29 1:51 PM
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    White Sox 1, Blue Jays 6  Bot 1, 2 OutsMay 29 1:37 PM


  • Edwin Encarnacion one-out, solo Home Run (1) to left. Rajai Davis due up.

    White Sox 1, Blue Jays 6  Bot 1, 1 OutMay 29 1:34 PM


  • Aaron Hill one-out, Grand Slam (1) to left scored Corey Patterson, Jose Bautista and J.P. Arencibia. Edwin Encarnacion due up.

    White Sox 1, Blue Jays 5  Bot 1, 1 OutMay 29 1:32 PM


  • Jose Bautista single to center scored Yunel Escobar with none out. On the play, Corey Patterson advances to second. Runners on first and second and Juan Rivera due up.

    White Sox 1, Blue Jays 1  Bot 1, 0 OutsMay 29 1:21 PM


  • Paul Konerko grounded out short to first to end the inning.

    White Sox 1, Blue Jays 0  Mid 1May 29 1:14 PM


  • CHICAGO: 0
    TORONTO: 0
    Top 1, 0 Outs

    May 29 1:08 PM
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