Litsch Pitches Blue Jays to 3rd Straight Win

Wells drives in three runs as Toronto downs White Sox
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted May 3, 2008 5:05 PM CDT
Toronto Blue Jays pitcher B.J. Ryan pumps his fist after the Jays' 5-2 win over the Chicago White Sox in a baseball game in Toronto on Saturday, May 3, 2008.    (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)
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(Newser) – 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.