Toronto starter J.A. Happ experimented with a new arm slot and got predictable results when he left a few pitches out over the plate.
The left-hander surrendered two home runs in his five innings of work and it was all the offense the Chicago White Sox needed to beat the Blue Jays 3-2 on Monday night.
''It's tough to be 100 percent on when you're trying something like that, but there's no excuse,'' Happ said. ''This is a big league game. You've got to get guys out. And I felt great. It was just those couple of pitches.''
Left-hander Jose Quintana pitched into the eighth inning and rookie Marcus Semien hit his first homer to lead the White Sox. Quintana (9-6), who entered the game with the most no-decisions in the AL at 17, allowed two runs on five hits in 7 1-3 innings. Addison Reed pitched the ninth inning to record his 39th save of the season.
''He's kind of your classic lefty,'' Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said of Quintana. ''He mixes speeds, moves it in and around. He's g...