Wednesday, August 15, 2012
White Sox power Floyd to ninth victory
By Associated Press
TORONTO -- The Chicago White Sox never had much of a pleasant history in Toronto. Life is good in the present, however, on the AL Central leader's latest trip north of the border.
Gavin Floyd allowed three earned runs and struck out eight in six innings on Tuesday.
Adam Dunn hit his major league-leading 34th home run, Dayan Viciedo and DeWayne Wise also connected and the White Sox beat the Blue Jays 9-5 on Wednesday night, posting consecutive victories in Canada for the first time in six years.
"The goal is to win every series and with a win tonight we can put ourselves in that position tomorrow," Dunn said.
Chicago remained two games in front of Detroit atop the Central after the Tigers won at Minnesota earlier in the day.
Kelly Johnson hit a three-run homer and Jeff Mathis hit a solo shot for the Blue Jays, who have lost seven of nine and 13 of 17.