Chicago's Chris Sale bounced back from a career-worst performance.
But it wasn't enough to beat knuckleballer R.A. Dickey.
Dickey threw six shutout innings before leaving with soreness in his neck and back, Rajai Davis had two hits and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Sale and the White Sox 3-1 on Thursday.
Sale (1-2) allowed a career-high eight runs in his previous start on Sunday at Cleveland, but was sharper in this one. The left-hander gave up three runs, two earned, and four hits over seven innings. He walked one and struck out six.
''He threw fine, gave up a couple hits here and there, but stuff-wise he was good,'' White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. ''Against R.A. that's just tough luck, because he had it going.''
Sale is 2-7 with a 5.83 ERA in his past nine road starts going back to last season.
''I felt like I had a little bit better stuff than my previous outing,'' he said. ''Location was good for the most part.''
Blue Jays manager John Gibbons felt fortunate to beat Sa...