Chicago White Sox's Dayan Viciedo celebrates his three-run home run during seventh inning of a baseball game in Toronto on Saturday, June 28, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darren Calabrese)
Updated: June 28, 2014 4:49PM
TORONTO — Dayan Viciedo belted a three-run home run to erase a two-run deficit in the seventh inning, and the White Sox held on for a 4-3 victory Saturday against the Toronto Blue Jays.
The Sox won for the second consecutive day but had to wiggle out of trouble in the ninth. Zach Putnam allowed an RBI single to Munenori Kawasaki, then retired the top three hitters in the Jays’ lineup, including Edwin Encarnacion on a game-ending force.
The Sox had loaded the bases with no outs in the top of the ninth but didn’t score.
Chris Sale (7-1) allowed a season-high five walks in seven innings but struck out six and allowed only four hits, including a two-run homer by Darin Mastroianni that gave the Jays a 2-0 lead in the fourth.
After Dustin McGowan replaced Marcus Stroman, who had held the Sox scoreless through 62/3 innings, Viciedo hit one into the second tier in left field to give the Sox a 3-2 lead.
Alexei Ramirez, who didn’t start at shortstop for the first time this season, added an RBI single when he pinch-hit for Conor Gillaspie in the eighth.