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MLB: Toronto 11, Chicago White Sox 9

July 8, 2012 at 6:49 PM   |   Comments

CHICAGO, July 8 (UPI) -- Colby Rasmus homered and drove in three runs Sunday and the Toronto Blue Jays clubbed four homers in their 11-9 slugfest win over the Chicago White Sox.

Rasmus and Edwin Encarnacion each blasted two-run shots in the first inning to stake the Blue Jays to a quick 4-0 lead.

Kelly Johnson added a two-run homer in the third and Jeff Mathis chipped in with a solo shot in the next frame for Toronto, which avoided a three-game sweep at the hands of the White Sox.

Jason Frasor (1-1) earned the victory with a scoreless seventh inning and Casey Janssen nailed down his 12th save, retiring the final five Chisox batters.

Chicago starter Dylan Axlerod (0-2) was pounded for seven runs on six hits over three-plus innings.

Alex Rios bashed a three-run homer and added an RBI double, while Alexei Ramirez went 3-for-5 with a two-run triple for American League Central-leading Chicago.

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