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.