Mike Matheny hit a two-run homer to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to their seventh straight victory, 2-1 over the Chicago White Sox today.
Matheny's homer in the fifth gave Toronto a 2-0 lead.
Joey Hamilton (3-5) walked two and struck out three in 6 2/3 innings. He entered the game with a 7.58 ERA, but held Chicago scoreless until Frank Thomas's 13th homer in the seventh made it 2-1.
Billy Koch loaded the bases in the ninth, but got Brian Simmons to ground out for his 18th save.
Shawn Green extended his hitting streak to a career-high 21 games with a first-inning double off Jim Parque. With the double, Green tied Thomas and the Orioles' B.J. Surhoff for the AL's longest hitting streak this season.
Parque (9-6) failed in his third attempt for his 10th win. He threw seven innings and allowed two runs and six hits. His ninth win came July 1 against Kansas City.
With one out in the fifth, Parque hit Homer Bush with a pitch and then surrendered Matheny's third homer of the year.
The Blue Jays, who turned four double plays, have won four straight games that Hamilton has started.
The White Sox, after being shut out for 15 1/3 innings between Thursday's loss at Minnesota and today, finally scored on Thomas's 417-foot blast to center.