CHICAGO (AP) -
had been waiting for the right moment to speak to
. On Saturday night, he got that chance.
Ramirez hit his fifth grand slam and drove in a career-high five RBIs, and
added a two-run homer for the
Chicago White Sox
in a 10-2 victory over the
Toronto Blue Jays
on Saturday night.
''Most of the time when you're going to talk to the players, myself, I wait for them to do something good,'' said Guillen.
''Make sure they don't take it the wrong way because they had a bad game. All of a sudden, (they're) in the principal's office.''
Ramirez came into the game with a .167 average and had Guillen concerned after faltering at the plate and in the field in
a 14-0 loss to the
on Friday. It was Ramirez's first home run of the season, the perfect opportunity of Guillen's meeting.
''As soon as the game was over, I saw him and talked to him about the game,'' Guillen said. ''I was excited for him. Hopefully
this is a corner he is going to turn.''
Ramirez capped a six-run fifth inning with the slam to left on a 3-2 pitch off Toronto reliever
to put the
up 8-2. He needed just 152 games to reach five grand slams, second fastest in major league history.
did it in 139 games in the 1930s, according to Elias Sports Bureau.
Ramirez appreciated Guillen's pep talk.
''I feel good that my coaches, my manager showed confidence in me and I think that's important, I feel good,'' Ramirez said
through a translator.
ahead with an RBI single in the fifth off Toronto starter
. Camp, who replaced Burres with the bases loaded, also gave up an RBI single to Anderson.
(3-0) was impressive a night after the
' offense pounded out a season-high 14 runs and 21 hits. He allowed two runs and scattered six hits in six innings. He also
had his 1,099th career strikeout in the fourth inning to move past
into sole possession of fifth place on the
all-time list. He finished the game with four strikeouts.
Buehrle was backed up in the field by second baseman
, who made a diving stop on
's ball to end the fourth, and
, who made a diving catch on the left-center warning-track to rob
of extra bases in the fifth.
''You're going to run into some of that once in a while. But if they don't make those plays, it's a different ballgame all
the way around,'' said Toronto manager
Toronto gave Burres an early 2-0 lead in the second inning.
had an RBI single and
's sacrifice fly.
Burres' lead did not last long as he gave up back-to-back RBI singles to Anderson and Ramirez in the second inning.
Burres (0-1) allowed six runs and seven hits in 4 1-3 innings. He had two strikeouts and four walks.
With rookie left-hander
on the disabled list on Thursday, Burres was called up on Friday from Triple-A Las Vegas. The
acquired the 28-year-old left-hander off waivers in February from the
, where he was 13-18 with a 5.88 ERA over three seasons.
''If we can hold on until we get some people back, we'll be OK. We're going to have some games like that,'' Gaston said. ''It
was almost the reversal of what happened last night to them. Mix-and-match, it builds sometimes but it will catch up with
you sometimes too.''
was a late scratch from the
lineup with a bruised right middle finger. Guillen ruled him out of Sunday's game. ... Before the game, Chicago recalled RHP
from Triple-A Charlotte. ... Toronto starting pitcher
, on the 15-day disabled list with right forearm tightness, threw before Saturday's game and felt a little tightness on his
last five throws. He is scheduled to be examined by Dr. James Andrews on Monday. Assistant general manager Alex Anthopoulos
said the examine had been previously scheduled and Gaston added that it was precautionary. ... York hit the grand slams in
the span of the 1934, 1937 and 1938 season.