Chicago, IL, United States (4E Sports) – Melky Cabrera hit a go-ahead two-run double in the seventh as the Toronto Blue Jays snapped a four-game losing streak with a 6-3 triumph over the Chicago White Sox Saturday at US Cellular Field.
With the game tied at 3-3, Munenori Kawasaki and Jose Reyes welcomed Matt Lindstom (2-2) with a pinch-hit single and a double, respectively, before Cabrera brought them home with another double.
Bautista then added a run-scoring grounder for a three-run lead as the Blue Jays (64-60) also ended a four-game losing streak to the White Sox.
Mark Buehrle pitched 5 1/3 strong frames in his return to US Cellular Field, allowing three runs on seven hits with no walk and three strikeouts. Brett Cecil (1-3) got the win while Casey Janssen earned his 19th save with a perfect ninth.
The victory will take on a special meaning for Buehrle even though he came away with a no-decision. This marked his return to Chicago, where he spent 12 years, was a four-time All-Star, won a World Series and pitched a perfect game.
The fans paid their respects to an all-time favorite with a standing ovation when he walked from the bullpen to the dugout prior to the game.
Buehrle took the field roughly 30 seconds before the Blue Jays joined him, evoking a receptive ovation from the 29,420 on hand.
The veteran cruised through five scoreless innings with a 3-0 lead before the White Sox (58-65) engineered a comeback to tie the game in the sixth.
Avisail Garcia sparked the first of three consecutive RBI at-bats in the tying sixth inning, followed by Dayan Viciedo and Paul Konerko, who hit a sacrifice fly and single, respectively.
But the Jays immediately responded with three runs on four hits in the seventh against Lindstrom, who was making his second appearance since returning from the disabled list on Tuesday.