Guillen at ease with win

MIKE GANTER -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 7:30 AM ET

A day earlier, Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen didn't like what he was seeing out of his ball club and he let them know it.

Yesterday, his defending World Series champions reacted to his dressing down, a message he used the media to send, in a 7-5 win over the Blue Jays.

The Sox built a 4-0 lead on just four base hits over the first two innings benefitting from Ty Taubenheim's control problems.

The Jays rookie walked the bases loaded and three runners came around to score.

Guillen said it wasn't so much the losses that had him worked up on Saturday, it was more the lackadaisical approach the team had taken recently.

Guillen threatened changes -- "I don't care who I sit down" -- if that approach didn't change.

Following yesterday's win, Guillen said finally seeing the effort he expects would have been enough, win or lose.

"We played the way we had to play," Guillen said. "We were into the game. We picked each other up. That's how you stay in contention."

Guillen felt his Sox beat themselves in the extra-inning game Saturday, a game the Jays won 3-2 in 11 innings on a walk-off homer by Shea Hillenbrand.

"If you get beat, fine, but if you beat yourself that's when you have to look yourself in the mirror."

Apparently Guillen is his team's mirror.

Second-year closer Bobby Jenks, who nailed down his 14th save yesterday, hasn't been around Guillen too long, but knows when his manager goes off, it's usually for a reason.

"When he comes out and does those sort of things I see it as more a reminder to pull our heads out of our asses and play baseball again," Jenks said. "When we're on rolls like that (two consecutive losses) he usually has something to say. He did it a couple of times last year and he got us right back on track. He definitely knows when the right time for something like that is."


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