American League Game Summary - Toronto at Chicago|
(Thursday, June 7th)
Final Score: Chicago 4, Toronto 3
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Orlando Hudson slapped a game-winning RBI
single in the bottom of the ninth to lift the White Sox to a 4-3 victory over
the Blue Jays in the finale of a three-game set Thursday at U.S. Cellular
With the game knotted 3-3 in the ninth, Dayan Viciedo singled with one out and
quickly moved to second on a wild pitch from Francisco Cordero (1-3) before
reaching third on Alexei Ramirez's flyout to center field.
Hudson then stepped to the plate, ripping a fastball back up the middle to
score Viciedo and salvage the final game of the series for the home team.
"I left the pitch a little bit up and he got a base hit and they won,"
lamented Cordero. "You just have to make a better pitch."
Addison Reed (1-1) got the win after tossing a scoreless top of the ninth,
while Alex Rios smacked a two-run homer and knocked in three runs in the win.
Mike McCoy clubbed a two-run single and Yunel Escobar added two hits and a run
scored for Toronto, which had a brief three-game win streak snapped.
The White Sox plated a run in the first, as Adam Dunn reached on a fielder's
choice and Paul Konerko singled before Rios ripped a grounder to third that
Brett Lawrie couldn't handle. Dunn crossed home to give Chicago a 1-0 lead.
Toronto loaded the bases in the second as David Cooper and Escobar hit
consecutive singles to start the frame before J.P. Arencibia coaxed a walk.
After Omar Vizquel fanned, McCoy followed with a one-hopper that deflected off
Hudson at third and shot into left, allowing Cooper and Escobar to score and
put the Jays up 2-1.
Lawrie then grounded softly to shortstop, but Ramirez's flip to Gordon Beckham
at second was wild and Arencibia raced home from third to make it a two-run
Chicago pulled even in the sixth as Konerko laced a one-out single and Rios
followed with his sixth of the season over the wall in left to knot the game
"It could have gotten ugly early and the boys could have tucked their tails
and called it a day early but we didn't," remarked Chicago starter Jake Peavy.
"Great team win and I'm honored to be a part of this bunch."
Toronto starter Henderson Alvarez allowed three runs on seven hits and a walk
over seven frames...Peavy surrendered three runs -- two earned -- on four
hits and five walks in six innings...Konerko returned from a three-game
absence and went 2-for-3 with a run scored as a designated hitter.
06/08 01:00:47 ET