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White Sox pummel Blue Jays in blowout win

White Sox pummel Blue Jays in blowout win

TORONTO (AP) — Chris Sale won again, pitching eight sharp innings and leading the Chicago White Sox over the Toronto Blue Jays 10-1 Tuesday night for their fifth straight win.

Sale (5-0) has won all of his starts this season and leads the majors in victories. The lefty ace has a 1.66 ERA.

Sale carried a one-hitter into the seventh inning, retiring 13 straight batters before Edwin Encarnacion homered. Sale gave up four hits in eight innings, striking out six and walking two.

Dioner Navarro hit a two-run homer and Avisail Garcia and Adam Eaton added solo shots for Chicago.

The three home runs, 15 hits and 10 runs were all season highs for the White Sox.

R.A. Dickey (1-3) allowed six runs and eight hits in six innings. The knuckleballer is winless in his last four outings and dropped to 2-6 in 12 career games against Chicago.

Austin Jackson got three hits and drove in two runs. Every White Sox batter had at least one hit.

Chicago won its fifth in a row against the Blue Jays.

Sale had two streaks end in the victory, giving up his first earned run after 22 consecutive innings without one, and seeing his active MLB-best streak of 76 batters without a walk end in the first when Jose Bautista earned a free pass.

Garcia hit his third home run, a drive that smacked the facing of the second level beyond the center-field wall.

The White Sox broke it open with three runs in the fifth. They loaded the bases with none out after they successfully challenged Brett Lawrie being called out at third, after he turned for home only to find the coach sending him back to the bag.

Jackson hit a two-run double and Eaton added a sacrifice fly.

Chicago chased Dickey in the seventh, with Navarro homering against his former team.

Encarnacion hit his third home run of the season, and 200th as a Blue Jay, into the fan deck on the second level above the center-field fence in the seventh inning.

White Sox Talk Podcast: What it would take for the White Sox to sign Manny Machado

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White Sox Talk Podcast: What it would take for the White Sox to sign Manny Machado

It might be a long shot for the White Sox to sign free agent Manny Machado, but here on the White Sox Talk Podcast, we like dark horses. Chuck Garfien, Ryan McGuffey and Vinnie Duber discuss what it would take to bring Machado to the South Side. Plus, is he "the" guy the White Sox are targeting this offseason? Will the Rockies listen to trade offers for Nolan Arenado a year before he reaches free agency? Plus, Chuck talks about a cost-controlled, All-Star on a rebuilding team that could be an answer at third base.

Listen to the full podcast here or via the embedded player below:

On this day in 2005: White Sox pitchers put the CG in Chicago

On this day in 2005: White Sox pitchers put the CG in Chicago

Mark Buehrle. Jon Garland. Freddy García. José Contreras.

The 2005 White Sox had four consecutive complete games to finish off the 2005 ALCS — Contreras took his turn in Game 5 against the Angels 13 years ago Tuesday. How special was that run of starting pitching to finish that series? Consider the following six statements:

— No team has had more than two complete games in a single postseason, let alone a postseason series, since.

— There has been a grand total of four complete games in 188 postseason games (through Monday) since the beginning of 2016.

— Those 2005 White Sox remain the only team with four complete games in a single LCS (which went to a best-of-seven format in 1985).

— They are the only team since the 1968 Tigers (in the World Series) with at least four complete games in any postseason series.

— They are the only team since the 1956 Yankees (in the World Series) with at least four consecutive complete games in a series. (The Yankees had five in a row: Games 3 through 7.)

— They are the only team since the 1928 Yankees (in the World Series) with at least four consecutive complete-game wins in a series (Games 1 through 4).

Take a moment to look back and appreciate what Don Cooper’s troops were able to accomplish in that series. The way the game is played nowadays, we will never see it again.