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Recap: White Sox 7, Blue Jays 0
Boxscores    Line Movements    BT Movements
Game: 3
Venue: Rogers Centre
Date: April 17, 2013 7:07 PM EDT
  

TORONTO (AP) - Another loss for the Toronto Blue Jays has left manager John Gibbons hard-pressed to find any excuses.

Tyler Flowers hit a three-run homer and Jose Quintana pitched 6 2-3 innings to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 7-0 victory over the Blue Jays on Wednesday night.

Alex Rios also homered to back Quintana (1-0), who held the Blue Jays to five hits with two walks while striking out seven in his third start of the season.

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``We haven't really put it together yet. It's frustrating,' said Gibbons. ``The guys are trying. It's one of those things, you've just go to fight through it. You can't say it's early anymore, really.'

J.A. Happ (2-1) allowed six hits, including two homers, and five runs in 5 2-3 innings to end a string of four consecutive quality starts by the Blue Jays' rotation.

The White Sox have won two straight after dropping the opener of the four-game series on Monday.

Injuries have been a problem for the Blue Jays, who played their third game in a row without right fielder Jose Bautista. Bautista has a sore back and is listed as day-to-day, while shortstop Jose Reyes will miss about three months with a severely sprained ankle.

``They're two of our top players,' Gibbons said. ``Reyes has been gone a while but (Munenori) Kawasaki (who had two hits on Wednesday) has done a heck of a job taking his place, he really has. And Jose anchors the middle of the lineup and with him missing that's a big bat.'

Following a two-out double by Dayan Viciedo and a walk to Alexei Ramirez in the second, the White Sox took a 3-0 lead when Flowers sent a 2-1 fastball into the seats in right-center for his third homer of the season.

``The offense was great, Tyler coming through like that, I think it was big for him,' White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. ``When you hit a home run like that, that's a big relief because you know you're helping out.'

Munenori Kawasaki and Rajai Davis singled with two outs in the third for Toronto's first base runners, but Quintana struck out Melky Cabrera to end the inning.

The White Sox went ahead 4-0 in the fourth on doubles by Paul Konerko and Ramirez.

Konerko extended his hit streak to nine games with a leadoff double to right. Davis had his glove on the ball but could not hold it as he ran into the wall. Happ then struck out Adam Dunn and Viciedo before Ramirez drove a double to left center.

The Blue Jays threatened again when Kawasaki walked with two outs in the fifth after fouling off five pitches with a full count. He took third on a double by Davis, but Cabrera grounded out to end the inning.

Rios, a former Blue Jays player, led off the sixth with his fifth homer of the season, sending a 1-1 slider against the facing of the second deck in left-center. Viciedo's two-out single chased Happ, bringing on right-hander Ramon Ortiz.

``I felt I was making pitches, making several in a row and they'd make you pay. So it's frustrating in that sense to put us down early. It's tough, as you saw,' Happ said.

Ortiz ended the sixth but gave up two runs in the seventh. Flowers, Tyler Greene and Alejandro De Aza singled and Jeff Keppinger hit a sacrifice fly. Rios walked to reload the bases and Konerko followed with a sacrifice fly.

Quintana was replaced by right-hander Jesse Crain with two outs in the seventh after Kawasaki's second single of the game.

NOTES: Blue Jays OF Jose Bautista missed his third game in a row with a sore back. ... The White Sox recalled OF Jordan Danks from Triple-A Charlotte and optioned RHP Deunte Heath to Charlotte. The 26-year-old Danks was batting .333 (17-for-51) with two homers and five RBIs at Charlotte. He came on to play center Wednesday in the eighth and singled in the ninth. ... Toronto RHP R.A. Dickey (1-2, 5.82 ERA) will oppose LHP Chris Sale (1-1, 5.21 ERA) in Thursday's series finale.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
White Sox at Blue Jays
Mon, Apr 15 Final 3 to 4
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 2
White Sox at Blue Jays
Tue, Apr 16 Final 4 to 3
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 3
White Sox at Blue Jays
Wed, Apr 17 Final 7 to 0
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 4
White Sox at Blue Jays
Thu, Apr 18 Final 1 to 3
 Boxscores    Recaps

 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 CHW  +113   -180   8.5 
 TOR  -123   +160   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 CHW  +112   -170   8.5 
 TOR  -122   +150   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 CHW  46%   24%   81% 
 TOR  54%   76%   19% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Apr 16, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 CHW 4 Cover: +145 
 TOR 3 Under: 7 
 Tools:   Boxscores    Recaps
 Apr 15, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 CHW 3 Under: 7 
 TOR 4 Cover: +100 
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 MLB RECAPS
 Wednesday, Apr 17
 
    Royals at Braves
12:10 PM EDT
    Astros at Athletics
3:35 PM EDT
    Rays at Orioles
7:05 PM EDT
    Diamondbacks at Yankees
7:05 PM EDT
    White Sox at Blue Jays
7:05 PM EDT
    Red Sox at Indians
7:05 PM EDT
    Cardinals at Pirates
7:05 PM EDT
    Nationals at Marlins
7:10 PM EDT
    Phillies at Reds
7:10 PM EDT
    Rangers at Cubs
8:05 PM EDT
    Giants at Brewers
8:10 PM EDT
    Angels at Twins
8:10 PM EDT
    Mets at Rockies
8:40 PM EDT
    Tigers at Mariners
10:10 PM EDT
    Padres at Dodgers
10:10 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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