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TORONTO (AP) _ Kip Wells pitched six strong innings as the Chicago White Sox ended an eight-game losing streak by beating the Toronto Blue Jays 3-1 Thursday night.

Ray Durham and Jeff Liefer each went 3-for-4 for the White Sox, who avoided what would have been their longest losing streak since 1978. Chicago is 1-8 on a 12-game trip.

Wells (1-1) scattered five hits, while striking out four and walking one. Keith Foulke pitched a perfect ninth for his eighth save in nine chances.

Toronto starter Chris Carpenter (4-2) allowed three runs _ one earned _ and 10 hits in eight innings.

Toronto's Carlos Delgado went 0-for-4, and the first baseman's throwing error in the third allowed a run to score. Delgado went 1-for-13 in the three-game series.

Shannon Stewart led off the first with a double, and Alex Gonzalez singled before Delgado hit into a double play, scoring Stewart.

After Chris Singleton singled in the third, Durham hit an RBI double to right. Right fielder Raul Mondesi threw to Delgado, whose his throw to catcher Darrin Fletcher ticked off Fletcher's glove and into the dugout, allowing Durham to score on Delgado's error.

Carpenter loaded the bases in the sixth with a walk, a single and a hit batter before Liefer singled for a 3-1 lead.

Notes: Blue Jays manager Buck Martinez left the team for three games to attend the funeral of his mother in-law. Bench coach Cookie Rojas became the interim manager starting with Thursday night's game. ... The White Sox improved to 6-17 on the road. Last season, Chicago led the majors with a 49-32 road mark. ... Liefer hit a ball off the right-field wall in the fourth, but Mondesi threw him out at second.