TORONTO -- Sitting behind home plate, Toronto Blue Jays catcher Sal Fasano couldn't help but be amazed.
Roy Halladay picked up his 100th career victory -- 19 days after having surgery to remove his appendix -- and out dueled Mark Buehrle in the Blue Jays' 2-0 win over the Chicago White Sox last night.
Halladay (5-2) pitched for the first time since May 10, when he gave up seven earned runs over five innings in an 8-0 loss to the Red Sox. He underwent an appendectomy the following day and was placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Halladay was expected to miss four weeks but returned in fewer than three.
"It's absolutely amazing to me," Fasano said. "How do you do that in three weeks and make it look so easy? He's a special player."
Frank Thomas hit his 495th career homer, and 243d as a designated hitter, tying him with Edgar Martinez for the most home runs by a DH.
Aaron Hill also homered for Toronto.
Buehrle (2-2) struck out six and walked none in his second complete game of the season.
"It's a shame," White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said. "We had an opportunity early in the game and we didn't do the job."
Of greater concern to Guillen was an injury to Darin Erstad, who left in the seventh after swinging and missing on a 2-and-1 pitch from Halladay. Erstad's left ankle buckled under him and he fell to the ground in pain. X-rays were negative, but Guillen said Erstad may have suffered ligament damage and is likely headed to the DL.
"I believe it's going to be a couple of weeks," Guillen said. "That's what the doctor said."
Chicago already has two outfielders on the DL. Scott Podsednik has been out since April 16 with a strained right abductor and Pablo Ozuna suffered a fractured right fibula Monday.
Erstad is batting .264 with two home runs and 21 RBIs in 46 games .