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Marcum impressive as Blue Jays edge White Sox

Jul 29, 2007 - 8:42 PM CHICAGO (Ticker) -- Shaun Marcum pitched eight scoreless innings as the Toronto Blue Jays used a four-run eighth inning en route to a 4-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox in the final of a three-game set Sunday afternoon.

Lyle Overbay and Alex Rios each drove in a run for the Blue Jays, who avoided the sweep at U.S. Cellular Field. Chicago was going for its first sweep of the season at home.

Marcum (7-4) allowed just two hits and one run while striking out eight and not walking a batter. The righthander was extremely efficient, tossing just 99 pitches and keeping Chicago's hitters off-balance all day.

Jeremy Accardo worked an impressive ninth for his 17th save, striking out two of the three batters he faced.

The contest was scoreless until the eighth inning when White Sox starter Javier Vazquez (8-6) issued a one-out walk to Curtis Thigpen. John McDonald and Reed Johnson then ripped back-to-back singles to load the bases.

Overbay followed with a sacrifice fly to right field to score Thigpen and Rios followed with a base hit to plate McDonald to make it 2-0.

White Sox left fielder Scott Podsednik then opened the floodgates with a fielding error on Troy Glaus' fly ball, bringing in two more runs to cap the scoring in the decisive inning.

Podsednik tracked the fly ball to the warning track, but it glanced off the tip of his glove as he was settling under it right in front of the fence.

The four-run frame ended a streak of 21 consecutive scoreless innings by White Sox pitchers. Vazquez allowed four runs and five hits in 7 2/3 innings, striking out five and walking three.

Jermaine Dye hit his 19th home run of the year in the bottom of the eighth for Chicago, which suffered just its second loss in its last 10 games at home.








  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    TORONTO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 6 0
    CHI WHITE SOX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: TOR - SHAUN MARCUM, JEREMY ACCARDO (9TH) AND CURTIS THIGPEN
    CHA - JAVIER VAZQUEZ, RYAN BUKVICH (8TH), GAVIN FLOYD
    (9TH) AND TOBY HALL

    HOME RUNS: TOR - NONE
    CHA -

    Jul 29 4:28 PM


  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    TORONTO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 6 0
    CHI WHITE SOX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: TOR - SHAUN MARCUM, JEREMY ACCARDO (9TH) AND CURTIS THIGPEN
    CHA - JAVIER VAZQUEZ, RYAN BUKVICH (8TH), GAVIN FLOYD
    (9TH) AND TOBY HALL

    HOME RUNS: TOR - NONE
    CHA -

    Jul 29 4:28 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JERMAINE DYE (19) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 8TH OFF SHAUN MARCUM.
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 4, CHI WHITE SOX 1
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: R MACKOWIAK (.280, 0-FOR-2)

    Blue Jays vs. White SoxJul 29 4:09 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JERMAINE DYE (19) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 8TH OFF SHAUN MARCUM.
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 4, CHI WHITE SOX 1
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: R MACKOWIAK (.280, 0-FOR-2)

    Blue Jays vs. White SoxJul 29 4:09 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY SCOTT PODSEDNIK ALLOWED REED JOHNSON AND ALEX RIOS
    TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, T GLAUS ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 4
    CHI WHITE SOX 0 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: V WELLS (.255, 0-FOR-3)

    Blue Jays vs. White SoxJul 29 4:00 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY SCOTT PODSEDNIK ALLOWED REED JOHNSON AND ALEX RIOS
    TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, T GLAUS ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 4
    CHI WHITE SOX 0 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: V WELLS (.255, 0-FOR-3)

    Blue Jays vs. White SoxJul 29 4:00 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ALEX RIOS SCORED JOHN MCDONALD.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, A RIOS ON FIRST, R JOHNSON ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 2
    CHI WHITE SOX 0 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: T GLAUS (.269, 0-FOR-3)

    Blue Jays vs. White SoxJul 29 3:59 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ALEX RIOS SCORED JOHN MCDONALD.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, A RIOS ON FIRST, R JOHNSON ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 2
    CHI WHITE SOX 0 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: T GLAUS (.269, 0-FOR-3)

    Blue Jays vs. White SoxJul 29 3:59 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY LYLE OVERBAY SCORED CURTIS THIGPEN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R JOHNSON ON FIRST, J MCDONALD ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 1
    CHI WHITE SOX 0 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: A RIOS (.302, 0-FOR-3)

    Blue Jays vs. White SoxJul 29 3:58 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY LYLE OVERBAY SCORED CURTIS THIGPEN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R JOHNSON ON FIRST, J MCDONALD ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 1
    CHI WHITE SOX 0 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: A RIOS (.302, 0-FOR-3)

    Blue Jays vs. White SoxJul 29 3:58 PM


  • AL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    TORONTO 0 0 1 0
    CHI WHITE SOX 0 0 0 (BOT 1)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: TOR - SHAUN MARCUM
    CHA - JAVIER VAZQUEZ

    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: J OWENS (.240, 1 HR, 5 RBI)
    A CINTRON (.234, 0 HR, 14 RBI)
    J THOME (.277, 17 HR, 56

    Blue Jays vs. White SoxJul 29 2:14 PM