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|Gonzalez Shot in 12th Lifts Blue Jays Over White Sox
|CHICAGO (AP) -- Alex Gonzalez hit the tiebreaking three-run homer in the 12th inning, John Buck went deep twice and the Toronto Blue Jays won their sixth straight, beating the Chicago White Sox 7-4 Friday night.
Gonzalez's shot off J.J. Putz (0-2) came after Vernon Wells walked with two outs and Lyle Overbay singled. He then drove a 1-2 fastball down the middle about 10 rows deep in left field for his ninth homer.
That made a winner of Scott Downs (1-3), who pitched two scoreless innings on a night when there was no shortage of drama.
Buck, who hit a two-run homer off Mark Buehrle, gave Toronto a 4-3 lead with a solo shot in the ninth off Bobby Jenks. Kevin Gregg, seeking his ninth save in as many chances, gave up a leadoff homer to A.J. Pierzynski in the bottom half that tied it.
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