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Lind, Hill lead as Blue Jays trounce White Sox

Apr 25, 2009 - 4:38 AM CHICAGO (AP) -- Aaron Hill and the rest of the Toronto Blue Jays' potent lineup made Brian Tallet's job a whole lot easier on a windy night.

Hill drove in three runs and Adam Lind hit three doubles in a 14-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Friday.

Rod Barajas was 3-for-5 with two RBIs and Jose Bautista homered in the ninth for Toronto, which has won seven of its last nine games. Bautista's solo shot gave the Blue Jays a season-high 14 runs to go along with their season-best 21 hits.

"Guys are swinging the bat right now all through the lineup," Hill said. "We're just running with it. Obviously it's a game of momentum. We're having fun doing it."

Gavin Floyd (2-2), a 17-game winner last season, had his shortest outing since Aug. 5, 2008, against Detroit. He allowed six runs, five earned, in 4 1-3 innings. He also walked five, threw two wild pitches and struck out five.

With winds gusting up to 30 mph and plenty of run support, Tallet (1-0) had little trouble with the White Sox lineup. He allowed four hits in 5 2-3 innings, escaping a one-out bases-loaded jam in the third.

"When I was able to get out of that inning I think it really deflated them more than anything," Tallet said.

Tallet took Jesse Litsch's spot in the rotation after he was placed on the disabled list with a strained right forearm. He retired six of the last seven batters he faced and left with a 12-0 lead.

Toronto pushed across three runs in the first, helped by shortstop Alexei Ramirez's first error of the season. Vernon Wells hit a two-run double and scored on Lind's first double.

Ramirez, who played a vital role in Chicago's AL Central title last season, is hitting just .167 this season.

"When you take your glove to the plate and you take the bat to the field, you are not going to have much success in this game," manager Ozzie Guillen said. "I don't like what I (saw) today, not because of the error, I'm making it clear, I (didn't) like his attitude today. He was kind of head down and feeling sorry for himself."

The Blue Jays carried a 6-0 lead into the sixth and put the game away with six runs. Barajas, Travis Snider and Marco Scutaro had RBI singles, Hill doubled in a pair of runs and Alex Rios added a sacrifice fly.

Jack Egbert was charged with six runs and seven hits in 1 2-3 innings for the White Sox. After two relief appearances, he was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte following the game. The White Sox will announce a corresponding move on Saturday.

Carlos Quentin was in the Chicago lineup after being hit by a pitch on his left hand in Thursday's loss to Baltimore. He was 0-for-2 with a walk and was pulled after the sixth inning because of the lopsided score.

"Overall, this is one of the worst games I hope I see this year," Guillen said after Chicago's most lopsided loss since a 16-3 setback on July 31, 2007, at Yankee Stadium.

Notes: The Blue Jays called up LHP Brian Burres from Triple-A Las Vegas to start Saturday against the White Sox. Burres replaces rookie LHP Ricky Romero, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with a strained muscle in his right side. Burres was 0-2 with a 6.97 ERA in three games in Triple-A. He went 7-10 with a 6.04 ERA in 31 games with Baltimore last season. ... Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley attended the game on his 67th birthday. ... Chicago left 13 on base.








  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    TORONTO 3 0 1 0 2 6 1 0 1 14 21 0
    CHI WHITE SOX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: TOR - BRIAN TALLET, BILL MURPHY (6TH), BRYAN BULLINGTON (9TH) AND
    ROD BARAJAS
    CHA - GAVIN FLOYD, JACK EGBERT (5TH), CLAYTON RICHARD
    (7TH) AND A.J. PIERZYNSKI, CORK

    Apr 24 11:30 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JOSE BAUTISTA (1) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 9TH OFF CLAYTON RICHARD.
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 14, CHI WHITE SOX 0
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: L OVERBAY (.317, 0-FOR-3, 2 BB)

    Blue Jays 14, White Sox 0  Top 9, 0 OutsApr 24 11:17 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY ROD BARAJAS SCORED ADAM LIND.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R BARAJAS ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 13
    CHI WHITE SOX 0 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: T SNIDER (.293, 2-FOR-4, RBI)

    Blue Jays 13, White Sox 0  Top 7, 0 OutsApr 24 10:53 PM
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    Blue Jays 12, White Sox 0  Bot 6, 0 OutsApr 24 10:43 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY ALEX RIOS SCORED MARCO SCUTARO.
    SITUATION: 6 RUNS IN, A HILL ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 12
    CHI WHITE SOX 0 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: V WELLS (.274, 2-FOR-3, BB, 2 RBI)

    Blue Jays 12, White Sox 0  Top 6, 0 OutsApr 24 10:33 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY AARON HILL SCORED ROD BARAJAS AND TRAVIS SNIDER.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, A HILL ON SECOND, M SCUTARO ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 11
    CHI WHITE SOX 0 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: A RIOS (.250, 1-FOR-3, BB)

    Blue Jays 11, White Sox 0  Top 6, 0 OutsApr 24 10:31 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MARCO SCUTARO SCORED LYLE OVERBAY.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, M SCUTARO ON FIRST, T SNIDER ON SECOND, R
    BARAJAS ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 9
    CHI WHITE SOX 0 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: A HILL (.370, 1-FOR-4, RBI)

    Blue Jays 9, White Sox 0  Top 6, 0 OutsApr 24 10:30 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY TRAVIS SNIDER SCORED ADAM LIND.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, T SNIDER ON FIRST, R BARAJAS ON SECOND, L
    OVERBAY ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 8
    CHI WHITE SOX 0 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: M SCUTARO (.265, 2-FOR-3, BB)

    Blue Jays 8, White Sox 0  Top 6, 0 OutsApr 24 10:27 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ROD BARAJAS SCORED VERNON WELLS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R BARAJAS ON FIRST, L OVERBAY ON SECOND, A
    LIND ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 7
    CHI WHITE SOX 0 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: T SNIDER (.275, 1-FOR-3)

    Blue Jays 7, White Sox 0  Top 6, 0 OutsApr 24 10:27 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY AARON HILL SCORED ROD BARAJAS.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, A HILL ON FIRST, M SCUTARO ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 6
    CHI WHITE SOX 0 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: A RIOS (.253, 1-FOR-2, BB)

    Blue Jays 6, White Sox 0  Top 5, 0 OutsApr 24 10:08 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    WILD PITCH BY GAVIN FLOYD ALLOWED SCOTT ROLEN TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R BARAJAS ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 5
    CHI WHITE SOX 0 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: T SNIDER (.256, 0-FOR-2)

    Blue Jays 5, White Sox 0  Top 5, 0 OutsApr 24 9:58 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY SCOTT ROLEN SCORED ALEX RIOS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, S ROLEN ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 4
    CHI WHITE SOX 0 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: L OVERBAY (.333, 0-FOR-1)

    Blue Jays 4, White Sox 0  Top 3, 0 OutsApr 24 9:01 PM


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

    CURRENT PITCHERS: TOR - BRIAN TALLET
    CHA - GAVIN FLOYD

    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: C GETZ (.333, 0 HR, 5 RBI)
    J FIELDS (.264, 1 HR, 9 RBI)
    C QUENTIN (.259, 7 HR, 14 RB

    Blue Jays 3, White Sox 0  Bot 1, 0 OutsApr 24 8:25 PM
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