CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago White Sox paid for their mistakes.
Joey Bautista hit a game-tying home run in the ninth inning off Addison Reed and Rajai Davis scored on a wild pitch in the 10th to lead the Blue Jays to a 7-5 win over a White Sox team that made three errors among their miscues Tuesday night.
The game was delayed briefly in the 10th inning after a handful of bulbs in the light standards above the infield at U.S. Cellular Field went out as Ramon Troncoso (0-1) prepared to throw his 2-1 pitch to Adam Lind. Following the delay, Davis scored on Troncoso's wild pitch to snap Chicago's three-game winning streak.
Toronto took a 7-5 lead when Maicer Izturis came home on Munenori Kawasaki's double after Tyler Flowers dropped Alexei Ramirez's relay throw for Chicago's third error of the night.
Chicago's three errors resulted in three unearned runs. The White Sox have 42 errors this season after having 70 last year, and they've now given up 23 unearned runs after surrendering 30 in 2012.
They also made mistakes on the bases. Dayan Viciedo got caught stealing in the second, Alejandro De Aza was picked off first in the third, Gordon Beckham was thrown out at third by Bautista in the fourth and Alexei Ramirez was doubled off second in the fifth on Adam Dunn's liner that extinguished a chance with the bases loaded and none out.
``We kept shooting ourselves in the foot running the bases,' White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. ``Any time you lose like that it doesn't feel good.'
Jose Quintana pitched 6 1-3 innings, giving up four runs (two earned) and six hits while striking out five to leave with a chance for his first win since May 21. Adam Dunn hit a solo home run, his 17th of the year, and Conor Gillaspie hit a three-run homer off Chien-Ming Wang in the fourth to give Chicago a 5-2 lead.
Toronto gave Wang a 2-0 lead in the second thanks to White Sox miscues. Mark DeRosa reached on a Ramirez error, advanced to third on Lind's ground-rule double, and scored on Flowers' passed ball.
Izturis then singled to score Lind.
``Our offense did a good job of keeping us in the game. Pitching kept us in it,' said Flowers, who had two hits. ``Just kind of found a way to lose again.'
Despite the mistakes, and Edwin Encarnacion's two-run homer in the fifth that cut the lead to 5-4, the White Sox were one pitch away from their second four-game winning streak of the year until Bautista hit a 1-2 slider that Reed hung, tying the game.
``I was trying to get it down,' Reed said. ``Immediately, right when I threw it, I knew it was going to be up and he didn't miss it.'
Brett Cecil (2-0) went 1 2-3 innings for the win and Casey Janssen pitched a scoreless 10th for his 13th save in 14 tries, getting Dunn to ground out with runners on first and second to end the game as the lights returned to full strength, helping Toronto avoid a three-game losing streak.
Wang made his first start of the season after signing with the injury-riddled Blue Jays earlier in the day, lasting 7 1-3 innings while giving up five runs and 10 hits.
Wang started the season at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in the Yankees' organization, but opted out of his minor league deal last Friday after going 4-4 with a 2.33 ERA in nine starts.
Wang has spent seven seasons in the major leagues, five with the Yankees, but last started at least 15 games in 2008. Tuesday was only his 26th start since then because of a series of injuries.
Before Tuesday, Wang hadn't pitched in any game since June 1, when he threw seven shutout innings against Durham. His previous major league start was Sept. 23 against the Brewers, and his last win was June 12 of last year against the Blue Jays, when he was with the Washington Nationals.
``I'm very happy to be back and thank you to the Blue Jays for giving me a chance and opportunity to play baseball in the major leagues,' Wang said.
NOTES: Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said SS Jose Reyes would need ``a couple weeks' on a rehab assignment before coming back. Reyes has been on the disabled list since April 13 with a sprained left ankle. ... White Sox OF Dewayne Wise worked out before Tuesday's game, and Ventura said he hopes he can go Triple-A Charlotte ``in the next few days' on a rehab assignment. Wise has been on the DL since June 2 with a strained right hamstring. ... Toronto C Henry Blanco, who was designated for assignment June 7, has been released. ... The White Sox returned LHP Leyson Septimo from his rehab assignment at Triple-A Charlotte, reinstated him from the 60-day DL, and outrighted him back to Charlotte. ... Wednesday's pitching matchup is Toronto's Esmil Rogers (1-2, 3.60) against Chicago's Chris Sale (5-4, 2.68).
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