Vernon Wells drove in three runs, Marco Scutaro homered and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Chicago White Sox 5-2 today. Right-hander Jesse Litsch (4-1) gave up two runs and five hits in 7 1/3 innings for Toronto, which has won three straight after losing eight of nine. Wells went 3-for-5 with three singles. Litsch was perfect through four.
Scott Downs got two outs in the eighth and B.J. Ryan worked the ninth for his fourth save. Chicago's Jermaine Dye ended an 0-for-15 streak with a solo home run in the seventh, snapping a streak of 24 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings by Blue Jays pitchers. Toronto had not given up a run since the ninth inning of Wednesday's 2-1 loss at Boston.