Jays Top ChiSox, Earn 4-game Sweep

By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted May 5, 2008 11:20 PM CDT
Chicago White Sox second baseman Juan Uribe breaks a bat during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto on Monday, May 5, 2008.    (AP Photo/ The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)
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(Newser) – Dustin McGowan outpitched Javier Vazquez in an entertaining duel, and Matt Stairs homered to help the Toronto Blue Jays beat the slumping Chicago White Sox 1-0 Monday night for a four-game sweep. Blue Jays closer B.J. Ryan walked the bases loaded in the ninth inning but got Pablo Ozuna to ground into a 1-2-3 double play to end the game, earning his fifth save.

It was Toronto's first four-game sweep since May 2003 against the New York Yankees. McGowan (2-2) gave up four hits in 7 1-3 innings to win for the first time in three starts. He walked none and struck out six. Stairs hit a leadoff homer in the seventh off Vazquez (3-3), who struck out nine while throwing 120 pitches in 7 2-3 innings.