When Jake Peavy takes the mound for the White Sox, the question isn't about his health anymore.

It's whether the Sox will score runs for him.

In six starts in June, the 2007 National League Cy Young Award winner had two no-decisions and four consecutive losses, despite a 2.70 ERA (nine earned runs in 30 innings) and two complete games. Peavy had two runs of support in his four losses, accounting for the third-lowest run support in baseball.

He trailed again 1-0 on Friday until his teammates came through in the fifth inning with three runs — and finished with a 4-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.

"We did it,'' Peavy said with a smile after gaining his first victory since May 26. "It was a great win and a great job by everyone — a great team win.

"I wasn't on top of my game, but A.J. [Pierzynski] battled with me.''

Pierzynski's bat helped as well. The catcher hit his 16th homer in the sixth off Aaron Laffey (0-1) to cap the scoring.

"We finally scored some runs for him,'' Pierzynski said of Peavy, who improved to 7-5 and lowered his ERA to 2.85 with 71/3 innings of one-run ball.

"He could have nine, 10, 11 wins if we could have scored some runs for him. Seems every time he pitches, we haven't been able to score for him.''