Jake Peavy pitched one-run ball into the eighth inning for his first victory since May 26, A.J. Pierzynski homered and the Chicago White Sox won their fourth straight by beating the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 on Friday night.
On a night when the game-time temperature was 91, the White Sox finally got Peavy some runs and helped him end his skid. He'd been 0-4 in his previous four starts - throwing two complete games - when Chicago scored only two runs total during those losses.
Peavy (7-5) allowed five hits in 7 1/3 innings, walked two and struck out seven. He threw 115 pitches on the steamy night and left to a big ovation after retiring the leadoff hitter in the eighth.
Addison Reed earned his 13th save in 14 chances despite giving up a run in the ninth. He walked leadoff hitter Edwin Encarnacion, gave up a single to Adam Lind and a sacrifice fly to Yunel Escobar before getting Rajai Davis to ground into a game-ending double play.
Lind hit his seventh homer in the second to give ...