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White Sox hold on for 4-3 victory over Jays

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TORONTO -- Dayan Viciedo doubled in pinch runner Dewayne Wise with the go-ahead run in the ninth, Hector Gimenez tacked on another run with a sacrifice fly, and the White Sox held on for a 4-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night.

The Sox, winning for the second time in seven games on their current road trip, needed both runs in the ninth. Closer Addison Reed, converting for the fifth time in five save attempts, allowed two singles to open the ninth and a sacrifice fly by Brett Lawrie to cut Toronto's deficit to one run.

Reed then retired Rajai Davis and Maicer Izturis on fly outs to left to end the game.

Viciedo's double, a liner to deep center, followed walks by Jays reliever Steve Delabar to Adam Dunn and Paul Konerko, only the 20th and 21st walks of the season. Gimenez's sacrifice fly against lefty Darren Oliver scored a sliding Konerko to give the Sox a two-run lead. It was the third run scored for Konerko on the night.

Konerko hit a 3-0 pitch from Josh Johnson for a home run in the seventh inning against starter Josh Johnson to pull the Sox into a 2-2 tie.

Konerko singled in the second inning and scored on a two-out wild pitch to give the Sox a 1-0 lead. The Jays got solo homers from Colby Rasmus and J.P. Arencibia in the second and sixth innings against Sox starter Dylan Axelrod.

Axelrod pitched six innings, allowing seven hits, two runs, one walk and striking out four. He was replaced by lefty Hector Santiago in the seventh. Santiago retired all five batters he faced.

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