Before returning home to play the Toronto Blue Jays Friday night at U.S. Cellular Field, the White Sox went 2-4 on a West Coast trip to Seattle and San Francisco and scored a grand total of 12 runs.
"A team always goes through highs and lows," Sox first baseman Jose Abreu said thriugh an interpreter. "That's just part of baseball. We've had a lot of tough games. I don't look at that as a negative. We're just playing the season and that's just the way it goes. You have highs, you have lows. You try to stay as consistent as you can."
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The White Sox' bats were due to break out, and that's what happened in an 11-5 win over Toronto.
Abreu, who was 8-for-39 (.205) with 2 RBI in his last 11 games, led the 17-hit attack by going 3-for-5 with 3 RBI.
The Sox scored 5 runs in the first inning while knocking Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman out of the game. The White Sox also scored 5 runs in the fifth inning, and every starter but Tyler Flowers had a hit.
Adam Dunn was 3-for-5 with 2 RBI and Dayan Viciedo was 2-for-3 with 2 RBI.
White Sox starter Hector Noesi (7-8) got the win after pitching 5 innings and allowing 5 runs on 8 hits.