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Jake Peavy coasted for six innings before giving up a run in the seventh and Adam Dunn homered, leading the Chicago White Sox to an easy 8-1 win over the AL Central-leading Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night and a split of their four-game series.
Peavy (4-1) allowed seven hits, struck out five and had little difficulty with the Indians, who didn't get a runner past second until the seventh. The right-hander has been overpowering in his last five starts, posting a 1.36 ERA.
Dunn connected for his 10th homer, a two-run shot, in the first inning off Jeanmar Gomez (2-2) and the White Sox added six runs in the fourth off Cleveland's starter, who was tagged for eight runs and nine hits - eight singles.
Alexei Ramirez had three hits and Alejandro De Aza drove in two runs for the White Sox.
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Chicago pitching coach Don Cooper said Sale will have the test Thursday. Manager Robin Ventura recently named Sale his closer after the left-hander made five starts but had tenderness in his elbow. He went 3-1 with a 2.81 ERA.
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A follow-up question about the Fidel Castro incident set off the Marlins manager, causing him to do what he does best: curse up a storm.
Some Astros fans went to a game against the White Sox and dressed in Fidel Castro clothing to tweak manager Ozzie Guillen.
Well, it didn’t take long for Ozzie Guillen to return to the Ozzie Guillen of old. We hadn’t heard much from Guillen, other than an apology, since being suspended for his Fidel Castro comments. So it actually could be argued that Guillen has finally gotten it.
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CLEVELAND (AP) -- Jake Peavy coasted for six innings before giving up a run in the seventh and Adam Dunn homered, leading the Chicago White Sox to an easy 8-1 win over the AL Central-leading Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night and a split of their four-game series.
Peavy (4-1) allowed seven hits, struck out five and had little difficulty with the Indians, who didn't get a runner...
Marlins PR Guy – “Okay, Mr. Guillen. Now if they ask you any questions about the Castro comments – just say, “No comment.” Can you do that for me, Mr. Guillen?”
Ozzie Guillen – “Oh **** You. Grow up, ************.”
Marlins PR Guy – “Well, as long as you don’t say that we should be alright.”
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The old adage in baseball is momentum is the next day’s starting pitcher. The beauty of the game of baseball is the you can turn the page after a bad night. The season is a marathon, not a sprint. You can’t get too high or too low after one game.
Take last night for example.
The game between the Tribe and the Chicago White Sox was delayed by an hour thanks to a light rain storm...
The Factor12 Rating (F12) is an analytic measurement utilizing league average performance to compare the value of all MLB pitchers.
(1) Jered Weaver retains the current top spot on the Factor12 Top12 in 2012 with a 32.589 rating. The Los Angeles Angels right-hander continues to pitch superb baseball compiling a 1.60 ERA and 0.79 WHIP over his first seven starts of the season.
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