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Blue Jays searching for offense against White Sox

May 3, 2008 - 12:15 PM Chi White Sox (14-13) at Toronto (13-17) 1:07 pm EDT

TORONTO (Ticker) - The Toronto Blue Jays offense hasn't matched their pitching recently.

The Blue Jays go for their third straight win on Saturday when they continue a four-game series against the Chicago White Sox.

Shaun Marcum (3-2) pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings on Friday, allowing just two hits and three walks with nine strikeouts to lead the Blue Jays to a 2-0 victory against the White Sox.

It was Toronto's second consecutive shutout as it forged a 3-0 victory against the Boston Red Sox on Thursday.

However, despite the strong pitching, the Blue Jays have scored just six runs over their last four games - posting a 2-2 record over that span - and rank 24th in the majors with 121 runs this season.

Jesse Litsch (3-1, 4.85 ERA) hopes for increased run support when he toes the rubber for the Blue Jays on Saturday. The Toronto righthander will be opposed by White Sox lefthander John Danks (2-2, 3.00), who is seeking his third win in his last four starts.








  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    CHI WHITE SOX 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 6 2
    TORONTO 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 x 5 12 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: CHA - JOHN DANKS, EHREN WASSERMANN (5TH), OCTAVIO DOTEL (6TH), BOONE
    LOGAN (7TH), SCOTT LINEBRINK (7TH) AND A.J. PIERZYNSKI
    TOR - JESSE LITSCH, SCOTT DOWNS (8TH), B

    May 3 3:43 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY CARLOS QUENTIN (8) TO CENTER WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 8TH OFF JESSE LITSCH.
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 2, TORONTO 5
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: J CREDE (.258, 1-FOR-2)

    White Sox 2, Blue Jays 5  Top 8, 0 OutsMay 3 3:14 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JERMAINE DYE (3) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT IN THE
    7TH OFF JESSE LITSCH.
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 1, TORONTO 5
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: A PIERZYNSKI (.290, 0-FOR-2)

    White Sox 1, Blue Jays 5  Top 7, 0 OutsMay 3 2:58 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY VERNON WELLS SCORED MARCO SCUTARO AND ALEX RIOS.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, 1 LEFT ON, 3 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 0
    TORONTO 5 END BOTTOM, 6TH

    White Sox 0, Blue Jays 5  Bot 6, 0 OutsMay 3 2:53 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY AARON HILL SCORED ROD BARAJAS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, A HILL ON FIRST, A RIOS ON SECOND, M SCUTARO
    ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 0
    TORONTO 3 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: V WELLS (.267, 2-FOR-3, RBI)

    White Sox 0, Blue Jays 3  Bot 6, 0 OutsMay 3 2:51 PM
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    White Sox 0, Blue Jays 2  Bot 5, 0 OutsMay 3 2:15 PM
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    White Sox 0, Blue Jays 2  Top 5, 0 OutsMay 3 2:07 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY MARCO SCUTARO (1) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 3RD OFF JOHN DANKS.
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 0, TORONTO 2
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: A RIOS (.306, 0-FOR-1)

    White Sox 0, Blue Jays 2  Bot 3, 0 OutsMay 3 1:40 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY VERNON WELLS SCORED DAVID ECKSTEIN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, V WELLS ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 0
    TORONTO 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: M STAIRS (.312, 3 HR, 6 RBI)

    White Sox 0, Blue Jays 1  Bot 1, 0 OutsMay 3 1:20 PM