Liriano earns win as White Sox beat Blue Jays 7-2
Thursday, August 16, 2012
TORONTO (AP) -- Alex Rios hit a three-run homer against his former team and Francisco Liriano earned his first victory with the Chicago White Sox, 7-2 over the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday night.
Tyler Flowers, Dayan Viciedo, Alexei Ramirez and Dewayne Wise all hit solo home runs as the White Sox matched a season high by going deep five times. Chicago has hit 27 home runs in its past 13 games. The power surge helped Chicago win its first series in Toronto since 2006.
Viciedo and Flowers hit consecutive long balls in the fifth inning, the eighth time this season the White Sox have gone back-to-back.
Liriano (4-10) allowed two runs and three hits in 6 1-3 innings to win for the first time since July 6 at Texas, while pitching for Minnesota. The left-hander, who walked one and struck out six, was traded to Chicago on July 28.