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updated: 8/17/2014 4:41 PM

White Sox hang on to beat Jays

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  • The White Sox's Conor Gillaspie, left, celebrates his grand slam with teammate Adam Dunn, right, during the first inning of Sunday's baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays at U.S. Cellular Field.

      The White Sox's Conor Gillaspie, left, celebrates his grand slam with teammate Adam Dunn, right, during the first inning of Sunday's baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays at U.S. Cellular Field.
    Associated Press

  • White Sox designated hitter Adam Dunn hits a single against the Toronto Blue Jays during the fifth inning of Sunday's baseball game at U.S. Cellular Field.

      White Sox designated hitter Adam Dunn hits a single against the Toronto Blue Jays during the fifth inning of Sunday's baseball game at U.S. Cellular Field.
    Associated Press

 
 

Conor Gillapsie hit his first career grand slam in the first inning Sunday, and Jordan Danks followed with a 2-run shot as the White Sox hung on to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-5 at U.S. Cellular Field.

Gillaspie has hit for a very good average this season, but his power has been down. The third baseman's bases-loaded shot off Jays starter Drew Hutchison was just his fifth home run of the season.

Trailing 6-1 early, Toronto rallied back against Sox starter Scott Carroll, who allowed 5 runs on 8 hits in 5.2 innings.

In his second game back with the White Sox after missing four months with a shoulder inuury, Avisail Garcia was 1-for-3 with a walk.

Garcia doubled in the eighth inning but was thrown out trying to stretch the huit into a triple.

"You can see the talent that he has being big and strong, and hitting balls off the fence," manager Robin Ventura said before the game. "You can see his speed, and it's unique. It's unique to be that big and that fast. He has a good arm and good instincts in the outfield."

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