CHICAGO -- The Toronto Blue Jays gave up seven home runs -- and still won.
The Blue Jays allowed seven solo shots but outlasted the Chicago White Sox 10-8 on Saturday afternoon.
"I felt like I was pitching in bizarro world there for a minute," said Dickey (5-8), who gave up five runs -- four earned -- in 5 1/3 innings. "An outing where you strike out the side and give up three home runs (in the second inning), I don't know if that's ever been done. But it's a war of attrition, and thankfully we won it."
It was the third time a major league team has hit at least seven home runs and lost. Detroit has done it twice.
"We scored a lot of runs. We've got to win that game. That can't happen," said White Sox starter Miguel Gonzalez (1-3), who allowed a season-high eight runs and 10 hits in 5 1/3 innings.
Edwin Encarnacion drove in four runs as the Blue Jays earned just their second victory in six games. Roberto Osuna picked up his 15th save.
The White Sox had won four of their last five games and six straight against Toronto. Their seven homers tied a club record, set April 23, 1955, against Kansas City. Brett Lawrie had three hits and homered twice for his first career multi-homer game. He got his first inside-the-park home run, the second by the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field.
"It was a crazy day," Gibbons said. "It's a great hitting park, especially when it heats up. Didn't feel good till the final out was made."
The Blue Jays scored three runs on five hits -- including three
straight doubles -- in the first inning.
Devon Travis added a two-run home run -- his fourth of the season -- in the second.
"It's a lot of fun and being able to hit in front of (Josh) Donaldson, the best hitter in baseball," Travis said. "I know they're really going to be coming after me. I just do my best to get on base and set
up for the big boys."
Lawrie, Dioner Navarro and J.B. Shuck connected on three straight home runs for the White Sox to make it 5-3 in the bottom of the second. Lawrie homered off the yellow line on top of the center-field wall, and Gibbons checked with the umpiring crew if the hit was indeed a home run. It was ruled an inside-the-park drive, though second base umpire Ted Barrett signaled for a home run while the ball was in the air.
"The beautiful thing is Brett, as he always does, hustled his butt off and never stopped running," White Sox right fielder Adam Eaton said. "It kinda takes you back to Little League when you hit the inside-the-park home run."
Navarro then hit his fourth homer, and Shuck smacked his first since April 19, 2014. The White Sox have not hit so many home runs in a row since Aug. 14, 2008, against the Royals.
Dickey allowed four home runs, his most since 2014.
"It is frustrating," Dickey said. "A lot of other parks those are just doubles, and you pitch out of those situations a lot of those times, and you don't give up the runs. On this day, giving up four earned runs in however many innings I pitched, it was OK, but it wasn't great. The result wasn't great, but the execution was OK."
Dickey struck out seven and walked just one.
"I felt the best I have all year," he said. "I felt like I was 38 again. It was good. It was moving all over the place, a lot of velocity to it."
Toronto extended its lead to 8-3 lead with three runs in the fourth. Donaldson drew a bases-loaded walk, and Encarnacion hit a two-run single.
Lawrie added an RBI single off Gavin Floyd, who exited due to right shoulder tightness after throwing four pitches in the sixth.
But Encarnacion had an RBI double and Troy Tulowitzki an RBI single in the ninth. Eaton homered in the bottom of the inning.
"I've never been part of it," Navarro said. "Unfortunately, they were all solo, but we battled. We battled and kept coming after."
NOTES: Blue Jays 1B Justin Smoak remained out of the lineup for the second consecutive game after taking a foul ball off his left knee Wednesday. Gibbons said Smoak is doing "a little better" and expects him to return soon. ... White Sox 1B Jose Abreu returned to the lineup Saturday after he was out Friday for sore legs. ... White Sox first-round draft pick C Zack Collins, who signed with the team Friday, took batting practice Saturday at U.S. Cellular Field. ... Chicago 1B Justin Morneau participated in batting practice for the first time Saturday. He has been on the disabled list (elbow surgery)
since the White Sox signed him June 9 and is expected to play after the All-Star break.