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White Sox cruise to 11-5 win over Blue Jays

CHICAGO -- Manager Robin Ventura was back to his old, laid-back self on Friday, two days after his dirt-kicking episode in San Francisco over the controversial ruling against the White Sox.

"I'm cooled off," Ventura said. "I think a day and a half will probably do that. But I don't feel any different and I wouldn't have done anything different."

The Sox opened a six-game homestand with a three-game series against the Blue Jays, who have cooled off considerably after their hot start.

Hector Noesi, who allowed one earned run in 14 1/3 innings in his last two starts, faced Jays right-hander Marcus Stroman.

Summary: The Sox won 11-5, knocking out 17 hits. The Jays took the lead in the first on an RBI single by Adam Lind, but the Sox answered with a five-run inning off Stroman, who retired only two hitters before being removed.

The quote: Sox pitching coach Don Cooper on whether Mark Buehrle will get a warm reception: "Why wouldn't he? Of course he would. If they don't, we ain't got our real fans here. Of course he would. I would be blown away if he didn't."

Up next: Jays (Mark Buehrle, 11-8, 3.31) vs. White Sox (John Danks, 9-8, 4.96) 6:10 p.m., Saturday, CSN.

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