CHICAGO — Jose Bautista hit a game-tying home run in the ninth inning and Rajai Davis scored on a wild pitch in the 10th to lead Toronto over Chicago at U.S. Cellular Field on Tuesday night.
Chien-Ming Wang made his first start of the season after signing with the injury-riddled Blue Jays before the game, lasting 7⅓ innings while giving up five runs and 10 hits.
During the 10th, a handful of bulbs in the light standards above the infield went out as Ramon Troncoso (0-1) prepared to throw his 2-1 pitch to Adam Lind with the game tied at 5. The umpires conferred with Toronto manager John Gibbons and Chicago’s Robin Ventura for a minute or two before continuing play and Davis scored on Troncoso’s wild pitch.
Toronto took a 7-5 lead when Maicer Izturis came home on Munenori Kawasaki’s double after Tyler Flowers dropped a relay throw.
Brett Cecil (2-0) went 1⅔ innings in relief for the win and Casey Janssen pitched a scoreless 10th for his 13th save in 14 tries.
With two outs in the ninth, Bautista tied the game at 5-all with a home run off Addison Reed to the corner in left field, his 15th homer of the season.
Dunn hit a solo home run in the second and Conor Gillaspie added a three-run shot in the fourth for the White Sox, who had won three straight.
Jose Quintana pitched 6⅓ innings, giving up four runs (two earned) and six hits while striking out five. He hasn’t won since May 21. The White Sox made two errors while he was pitching and added Flowers’s error in the 10th, giving them 42 this season after having 70 last year.
Toronto gave Wang a 2-0 lead in the second thanks to White Sox miscues.
Mark DeRosa reached on Alexi Ramirez’s error, advanced to third on Lind’s ground-rule double, and scored on Flowers’s passed ball. Izturis’s single then brought in Lind.
Dunn cut the lead in half in the bottom of the second on his 17th home run of the season.
Chicago scored four times in the fourth to take a 5-2 lead, capped by Gillaspie’s three-run home run, his fourth of the season and first since May 1 at Texas. The White Sox tied the game at 2 on Dayan Viciedo’s two-out single, driving in Alex Rios.
In the fifth, Encarnacion trimmed the White Sox lead to 5-4 on his 18th home run of the season, a two-run shot. Encarnacion’s 407-foot shot to the left field seats, gave him 53 RBIs.