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White Sox hold on to defeat Blue Jays, 7-5

--Summary: The White Sox scored six runs in the first inning against Toronto on Sunday at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, overcoming another catcher's obstruction call against them. They led 7-5 in the ninth, with Jake Petricka on to hold the lead and get a win for Scott Carroll. Petricka loaded the bases with one out before Colby Rasmus flied to left and Nolan Reimold grounded to second to end it.

--At the Plate: After Conor Gillaspie's first-inning grand slam and a two-run home run by Jordan Danks later that inning, the Sox were held scoreless until Danks' sacrifice fly in the seventh.

--On the mound: Carroll threw 5 1/3 innings, allowing five runs on eight hits and three walks.

--Replay review: White Sox fans are getting quite familiar with rule 7.13, the catcher's obstruction rule that factored into last week's loss to the Giants. It happened again Sunday. With one out and a runner on third, Jose Bautista grounded to first baseman Jose Abreu, who threw to the plate to try and throw out Jose Reyes. But catcher Adrian Nieto's leg was in front of the plate when he caught the ball, and Reyes stepped on it instead of the plate, before Nieto ran him down for the out. After Blue Jays manager John Gibbons challenged, the call was overturned based on catcher's obstruction, giving the Jays a 1-0 lead.

--The number: 1. Gillespie's grand slam was the first of his career.

--The quote: Robin Ventura on Adam Dunn talking retirement: "There's been times we talk and stuff like that comes up, but I've heard that from so many guys over the years and they end up having to rip the jersey off of them.

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