MONTREAL (Ticker) --
snapped out of his post-hitting streak hangover and led the
Chicago White Sox
past the hapless
Lee recorded his second four-hit game of the season and slugged a two-run homer to power the
to an 11-7 victory over the Expos, who have lost seven in a row.
Since his 28-game hitting streak ended Wednesday, Lee was hitless in nine at-bats. But he drilled his sixth homer of the season in the first inning, doubled, drove in four runs and scored three.
"Carlos is a big part of the offense, especially with Magglio (Ordonez) and Frank (Thomas) not there," Chicago manager
said. "I'm not saying he has to carry us, but he's got to have good at-bats for us to keep going."
Chicago was coming off consecutive losses at Florida in which it combined for two runs.
"When you go through a tough series like that, it's a good thing that we can bounce back and score a lot of runs today," Lee said.
The contest was tied, 7-7, in the eighth inning when Lee's single plated
and ignited a four-run outburst against reliever
Uribe reached when his fly ball deflected off left fielder
's glove for a two-base error. After Lee singled,
ripped his second triple of the contest and scored on a groundout by
Two batters later,
, who went 3-for-5, drove in his second run of the game with a single.
Ayala (0-6) surrendered four runs - two earned - and five hits in two innings.
"I don't know if the defense deflated (Ayala), I don't see why it would," Montreal manager
said. "You don't have to give up three or four runs just because of an error behind you. He just didn't get the job done in that inning, simple as that."
was vying for his seventh straight win but was battered for five runs in the first inning. He left with the game tied after yielding seven runs and 10 hits in six innings.
"I was missing my spots in the first inning," Buehrle said. "I came back in and looked at video and I was pretty much setting it on a tee for them. We scored five runs in the first couple of innings and I gave it right back."
(1-3) tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings for the win and
got the last four outs for his third save.
Valentin also doubled for the
, who reached double figures in runs for the 13th time this season.
"We've been doing this for awhile now," Lee said. "We've got the type of lineup that once we get going, we are capable of doing this pretty often."
had three hits, including a two-run homer, for the anemic Expos, whose five-runs first was their most productive inning of the year.