MLB: Toronto 9, Baltimore 5 (2nd game)

BALTIMORE, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- A grand slam homer by J.P. Arencibia was the big blow in Toronto's 9-5 victory over Baltimore in the second game of a Monday doubleheader at Camden Yards.

MLB: N.Y. Yankees 4, Toronto 2 (1st game)

NEW YORK, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Ichiro Suzuki had three hits, scored two runs and made a key defensive play Wednesday in helping the New York Yankees to a 4-2 win over Toronto.

MLB: Toronto 5, Boston 0

TORONTO, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Adeiny Hechavarria cracked a two-run homer to back Brandon Morrow's six scoreless innings Sunday in the Toronto Blue Jays' 5-0 win over Boston.

MLB: Toronto 4, Boston 3

BOSTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Omar Vizquel chased home Rajai Davis with a ninth-inning sacrifice fly Sunday and the Toronto Blue Jays notched a series-sweeping 4-3 win over Boston.

MLB: Toronto 3, Texas 2

TORONTO, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Edwin Encarnacion hit a two-run homer in the first inning Friday and six Toronto Blue Jays pitchers made the lead stand up in a 3-2 victory over Texas.

MLB: Texas 8, Toronto 7 (13 innings)

ARLINGTON, Texas, May 26 (UPI) -- Josh Hamilton pounded his 20th homer of the year in the 13th inning Saturday, rallying the Texas Rangers to an 8-7 victory over Toronto.

MLB: Toronto 7, Cleveland 4 (16 innings)

CLEVELAND, April 5 (UPI) -- J.P. Arencibia hit a three-run homer in the 16th inning Thursday that brought Toronto a 7-4 victory over Cleveland in baseball's longest-ever opening-day game.

MLB: Chicago White Sox 4, Cleveland 2

CLEVELAND, July 24 (UPI) -- Omar Vizquel and Paul Konerko scored the go-ahead runs on an outfielder's error Sunday and the Chicago White Sox went on to a 4-2 win over Cleveland.

MLB: Chicago White Sox 4, Oakland 3

OAKLAND, Calif., May 14 (UPI) -- Sergio Santos finished off three innings of near-perfect Chicago relief pitching Friday that brought the White Sox a 4-3 win over Oakland.

MLB: Chicago White Sox 9, Tampa Bay 2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., April 21 (UPI) -- A double by Omar Vizquel touched off a four-run third inning Thursday that sent the Chicago White Sox on their way to a 9-2 win over Tampa Bay.
Vizquel, 43, gets another year with Chisox

Vizquel, 43, gets another year with Chisox

CHICAGO, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Forty-three-year-old infielder Omar Vizquel will be back with the Chicago White Sox next season, the team announced Tuesday.

MLB: Chicago White Sox 5, Boston 2

CHICAGO, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- A.J. Pierzynski homered in a 13-hit attack Wednesday and Freddy Garcia allowed four hits in seven innings to bring the Chicago White Sox a 5-2 win over Boston.

MLB: Chicago White Sox 4, LA Angels 3

ANAHEIM, Calif., Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Omar Vizquel's go-ahead, seventh-inning single Sunday paced the Chicago White Sox to a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels and a three-game sweep.

MLB: Chicago White Sox 2, LA Angels 1

ANAHEIM, Calif., Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Alex Rios lined an RBI single in the ninth inning Friday, lifting the Chicago White Sox to a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.

MLB: Chicago White Sox 4, Seattle 0

SEATTLE, July 21 (UPI) -- John Danks pitched 7 2/3 shutout innings Tuesday and the Chicago White Sox blanked Seattle 4-0.
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Omar Vizquel
San Francisco Giants shortstop Omar Vizquel sits in the dugout prior to the game against the Washington Nationals on June 6, 2008 at Nationals Park in Washington. (UPI Photo/Mark Goldman)

Omar Enrique Vizquel González (Spanish pronunciation: ; born April 24, 1967 in Caracas, Venezuela), nicknamed "Little O", is a Venezuelan Major League Baseball shortstop and third baseman for the Chicago White Sox, currently in his 23rd major league season. Previously, Vizquel played for the Seattle Mariners (1989–1993), the Cleveland Indians (1994–2004), the San Francisco Giants (2005–2008), and the Texas Rangers (2009). In Venezuela he played with the team Leones del Caracas.

Vizquel is considered one of baseball's all-time best fielding shortstops, winning nine consecutive Gold Gloves (1993–2001) and two more in 2005 and 2006. He tied Cal Ripken's AL record, since surpassed, for most consecutive games at shortstop without an error (95 between September 26, 1999 and July 21, 2000). Currently, his .985 career fielding percentage is the highest of all-time for a shortstop in Major League history. On May 25, 2008, Vizquel became the all-time leader in games played at shortstop, passing Luis Aparicio. Vizquel is the all-time leader in double plays made while playing shortstop. He has the most hits recorded by any player from Venezuela (2,801; 47th all-time, as of April 11, 2011), surpassing Aparicio's record of 2,677 on June 25, 2009. On May 24, 2010, Vizquel became the shortstop with the second most hits all time, behind Derek Jeter. Currently, Vizquel is the oldest position player in the Major Leagues, and the second-oldest signed player overall behind pitcher Tim Wakefield. As of 2011, he is the only signed player with service time in the 1980s (Jamie Moyer currently remains unsigned). Vizquel is one of only 29 players in baseball history to date to play in Major League games in four decades.

Vizquel started his career with the Leones del Caracas of the Venezuelan Winter League together with Tony Armas, Bo Díaz and Andrés Galarraga. Originally signed by the Mariners as a non-drafted free agent in 1984, Vizquel made his Major League debut on April 3, 1989.

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