CHICAGO (Ticker) --
extended his hitting streak to 26 games and
hit two home runs as the
Chicago White Sox
scored in every inning except the first in a 10-8 victory over the
Lee, who went 3-for-5, moved within one game of the longest streak in team history, a mark shared by
"I'm just seeing the ball real well right now and I'm just trying to put on some good swings," Lee said. "
was a great hitter, so I hope I can do it (tie the record)."
Playing first base, Thomas hit solo homers in the fourth and eighth innings, giving him 433 for his career. He passed Cal Ripken Jr. for 31st on the all-time list.
"When I put him (Thomas) at first base, I don't have to listen to him in the dugout," said
, who was ejected in the top of the sixth.
The Braves (30-31) dropped under .500 this late in the season for the first time since 1990, the year before they began their string of 12 straight division titles.
, who defeated the Braves for the first time in five meetings, scored four runs in the second and one in each of the next seven innings.
Atlanta erased a 6-2 deficit with four runs in the fifth, tying it on a two-run homer by
"We made a great comeback," Braves manager
said. "We just couldn't hold them."
regained the lead for good in the bottom half as Atlanta starter
(5-4) walked leadoff hitter
, who eventually scored on
After Chicago tacked on runs in the sixth and seventh, the Braves closed within 9-8 in the eighth on an RBI single by
and a run-scoring groundout by
(7-3) got the win, despite allowing six runs and eight hits in six innings with three walks and six strikeouts.
tossed a scoreless ninth for his first major league save.
"In Japan, that would be standard, but it's my first one in the U.S., so I'm very excited to get it," Takatsu said through an interpreter.
reached Thomson for four runs in the second on
's RBI single and
's bases-clearing double. They made it 5-0 in the third on
's RBI single.
Prior to Urribe's double, Thomson had a close 1-2 pitch called a ball, extending the inning.
"If I get that for strike three, I come out of that inning with one run instead of four," Thomson said. "If everything else stays the same, it's a different finish."
The game featured fireworks. Guillen was ejected during a heated and prolonged exchange with plate umpire
"The last guy I thought would throw me out is
," Guillen said. "He is a good man and a good umpire. I was trying to protect my pitcher and that's part of the game. But when I get thrown out, I feel like I let the team down."
The Braves began their comeback on J.D. Drew's two-run shot in the fourth.