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A.J.'s blast tops reeling Jays
Garland wins eighth straight
Jim Thome and Paul Konerko returned to the lineup after missing games with injuries and helped spark a victory over Toronto. Both men were on base when A.J. Pierzynski hit a three-run homer in the fifth to put Chicago ahead for good. Jon Garland went six innings to pick up his eighth straight win.
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White Sox 6, Blue Jays 4
Starter Jon Garland won his eighth straight game, allowing just three earned runs. (Aaron Harris/AP)
Series at a glance:
Toronto falls in opener
Hoping to end a five-game losing streak, Toronto sent Roy Halladay to beat Chicago. The ace righty was off his game and gave up five runs in six-plus innings to take the loss. Two Troy Glaus homers, including a three-run blast in the first, were all the runs the Blue Jays could muster.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: August 04, 2006
CWS
Chi White Sox (64-43)
Won 1
Chi White Sox 6, Toronto 4   TOR
Toronto (57-52)
Lost 6
August 4, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi White Sox
0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 1   6 12 0
Toronto
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1   4 10 0
Standings thru 8/4/06  |  Gameday  |  White Sox Stats  |  Blue Jays Stats
Chi White SoxABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Podsednik, LF5121001.271
  Anderson, CF0000000.210
Iguchi, 2B5000023.285
Thome, DH4131110.294
Konerko, 1B3130200.302
  1-Gload, PR-1B0100000.284
Dye, RF5011008.314
Pierzynski, C5223012.321
Crede, 3B4010020.298
Mackowiak, CF-LF4000032.307
Uribe, SS3000112.246
Totals38612641018 


1-Ran for Konerko in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Thome 2 (15, Halladay, Halladay), Podsednik (23, Halladay).
HR: Pierzynski (9, 5th inning off Halladay, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Podsednik 3; Thome 5; Konerko 3; Dye; Pierzynski 5; Crede.
RBI: Thome (83), Podsednik (38), Pierzynski 3 (40), Dye (80).
2-out RBI: Thome; Podsednik; Dye.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Dye 2; Iguchi 2; Pierzynski.
GIDP: Dye.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Podsednik (31, 2nd base off Halladay/Molina), Gload (2, 2nd base off Speier/Molina).

FIELDING
DP: 4 (Uribe-Iguchi-Konerko 2, Uribe-Konerko, Crede-Iguchi-Konerko).

 
TorontoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Johnson, LF4110010.351
Hinske, DH4110020.280
Wells, CF4020022.323
Glaus, 3B4224002.265
Overbay, 1B4010010.296
Rios, RF3010001.323
Molina, C3000001.275
Hill, 2B-SS3020000.302
McDonald, SS2000002.230
  a-Zaun, PH1000010.269
  Roberts, 2B0000000.167
Totals324104078 

a-Struck out for McDonald in the 8th.

BATTING
HR: Glaus 2 (30, 1st inning off Garland, 2 on, 1 out; 9th inning off Jenks, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Johnson; Hinske; Wells 2; Glaus 8; Overbay; Rios; Hill 2.
RBI: Glaus 4 (84).
2-out RBI: Glaus.
GIDP: McDonald; Glaus; Rios.
Team LOB: 1.

BASERUNNING
CS: Rios (6, 2nd base by Garland/Pierzynski).

FIELDING
DP: (Hill-McDonald-Overbay).

 
Chi White SoxIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Garland (W, 12-3)6.08330214.99
McCarthy (H, 10)2.01000203.99
Jenks (S, 30)1.01110313.99
 
TorontoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Halladay (L, 13-3)6.010553713.21
Accardo 2.00001204.41
Speier 1.02110103.14

Halladay pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

Pitches-strikes: Garland 114-73, McCarthy 26-17, Jenks 14-11, Halladay 114-73, Accardo 28-17, Speier 17-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Garland 8-7, McCarthy 2-2, Jenks 0-0, Halladay 8-3, Accardo 3-1, Speier 1-1.
Batters faced: Garland 22, McCarthy 6, Jenks 4, Halladay 31, Accardo 6, Speier 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Accardo 2-0.
Umpires: HP: CB Bucknor. 1B: John Hirschbeck. 2B: Wally Bell. 3B: Mark Carlson.
Weather: 82 degrees, clear.
Wind: 20 mph, In from LF.
T: 2:48.
Att: 30,060.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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