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Jeff Samardzija had a four-hitter, Melky Cabrera homered and the White Sox shut out the Toronto Blue Jays 2-0. The White Sox have won seven of nine and are starting to look like the team many thought would contend for a playoff spot this season. Samardzija (6-4) took care of things against the high-powered Toronto offence. He took a no-hitter into the sixth inning for a second straight game. It was his first complete game of the season. He struck out slugger Jose Bautista to end the two hour, 15-minute game and threw 108 pitches. The subject of trade rumours as the deadline approaches, has pitched at least seven innings in seven straight starts, but Thursday was the first time during that stretch he was able to get through the eighth inning. Toronto’s R.A. Dickey (3-10) allowed two runs and four hits in seven innings.