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White Sox bullpen breaks down in 6-3 loss to Jays

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  • Chicago White Sox's Avisail Garcia watches his double against the Toronto Blue Jays in the second inning of a baseball game in Chicago on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014.

      Chicago White Sox's Avisail Garcia watches his double against the Toronto Blue Jays in the second inning of a baseball game in Chicago on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014.
    Associated Press

  • Toronto Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle pitches to the Chicago White Sox in the first inning in a baseball game in Chicago on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014.

      Toronto Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle pitches to the Chicago White Sox in the first inning in a baseball game in Chicago on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014.
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  • Former Chicago White Sox star Frank Thomas, who was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame recently, waves to crowd after being honored before the White Sox played the Toronto Blue Jays in a baseball game in Chicago on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014.

      Former Chicago White Sox star Frank Thomas, who was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame recently, waves to crowd after being honored before the White Sox played the Toronto Blue Jays in a baseball game in Chicago on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014.
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There were plenty of highlights in Saturday night's White Sox-Blue Jays game at U.S. Cellular Field.

New Hall of Famer Frank Thomas -- the most prolific hitter in Sox history -- was honored in a pre-game ceremony.

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Mark Buehrle also got a rousing reception from the crowd of 29,420 when he took the mound in the opening inning and pitched against the White Sox for the first time in his career.

Avisail Garcia also drew big applause in his first game with the Sox since April 9, when he tore the labrum in his left shoulder while trying to make a diving catch at Colorado.

It was quite a night until the sixth inning, when another fan favorite, Paul Konerko, tied the game at 3 with a run-scoring single off Toronto reliever Dustin McGowan.

After that, it was another exasperating performance for the White Sox bullpen.

Making his second appearance since coming off the disabled list Tuesday, Matt Lindstrom gave up 3 runs on 4 hits in the seventh inning and the Blue Jays went to win 6-3.

Garcia showed little if any rust after missing four months, going 2-for-4 and singling home a run in the sixth.

"I've been working hard, doing everything right to come back this year," Garcia said. "Everything is well, so thank God for that. I feel great."

Buehrle was very sharp early, but the left-hander ran out of gas and was lifted with one out in the sixth inning. Buehrle allowed 3 runs on 7 hits.

Sox starter John Danks pitched 6 innings and also allowed 3 runs on 7 hits.

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