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Five homers power White Sox past Blue Jays

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TORONTO - As Day 1 of the Adam Dunn 400th-homer watch came and went without incident, five other White Sox showed Dunn how it's done.

Dewayne Wise, Dayan Viciedo, Tyler Flowers, Alex Rios and Alexei Ramirez each homered to produce the Sox' runs in a 7-2 victory on Thursday night.

While none were milestone material, each was noteworthy. Wise hit his second in as many nights, Viciedo lined a tracer that got over the left-field fence in the blink of an eye, Flowers' was lifted an estimated 462 feet almost to the third outfield deck of Rogers Centre and Rios' was a three-run shot that broke the game open in the eighth.

The Sox (65-52) won three of four from the injury-plagued Jays (55-63) in Toronto, where they hadn't won a series since the 2005 World Series championship season. They left Toronto a season-high 13 games over .500 and leading the second-place Detroit Tigers by 2 ½ games in the AL Central.

"Apparently it's very meaningful because there are a lot of guys who are giddy,'' manager Robin Ventura said. "It's a tough place to play.

"I don't know whether they're shocked but they're overly happy. A.J. [Pierzynski] was bouncing around in here scratching his head. This has been a house of horrors for him.''

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