Happ strikes out 10 as Jays shut down Chisox

Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ delivers during the first inning of Toronto’s 5-1 win over the White Sox in Chicago on Wednesday. (Jeff Haynes/Associated Press)

By The Associated Press, August 2, 2017 

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Pitching in his home state for the first time since 2013, J.A. Happ looked more like the 20-game winner from a year ago than he has lately.

The left-hander had a season-high 10 strikeouts in seven innings, matching his longest start of the season, as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Chicago White Sox 5-1 on Wednesday.

“We had a big group here today, a lot of friends and family in town so it feels good obviously to get the win and get out of here but also to pitch well in front of them too,” said Happ, who had more than 20 friends and family members travel about 100 miles to Guaranteed Rate Field from Peru, Illinois.

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