Chi. White Sox 8, Cleveland 1

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Progressive Field
Temperature - 56°
Umpires - Home Plate - Larry Vanover, First Base - Brian Gorman, Second Base - Tony Randazzo, Third Base - Todd Tichenor,
Attendance - 11285

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Chi. White Sox 2 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 8 9 0
Cleveland 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 8 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. White Sox 15-17 5-9 10-8 W2
Cleveland 17-13 8-10 9-3 L2

Recap


White Sox 8, Indians 1: Adam Dunn belted a two-run homer and Jake Peavy tossed seven solid innings as visiting Chicago salvaged a split of a four-game series with its American League Central rival.

Alejandro De Aza ripped a two-run single and A.J. Pierzynski and Alexei Ramirez also drove in a run apiece to highlight a six-run fourth inning.

The White Sox improved to 10-8 on the road and moved to within three games of the first-place Indians.

After a 64-minute rain delay halted the start of the game, Dunn put Chicago on top in the first inning by depositing a slider from Jeanmar Gomez (2-2) into the seats in right-center field. Dunn has 10 homers this season – one less than he had all of last season.

The six-run fourth inning provided quite the cushion for Peavy (4-1), who allowed one run on seven hits and struck out five.

Gomez yielded eight runs on nine hits in 6 2/3 innings to take the loss as the Indians dropped their second straight.

GAME NOTEBOOK: White Sox closer Chris Sale will undergo an MRI exam on his left elbow in Chicago on Thursday. "It's more for a peace-of-mind thing," Sale said. "We just want to make sure it isn't anything serious." Sale's debut as the closer didn't go so well as he blew the save in Wednesday's eventual victory by the White Sox. ... Indians 3B Jack Hannahan sat out Wednesday's game with a groin injury. He is listed as day-to-day.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. White Sox   Cleveland
Jake Peavy Player Jeanmar Gomez
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 6.2
5 Strikeouts 2
7 Hits 9
1.29 ERA 10.80
Hitting
Chi. White Sox   Cleveland
Alexei Ramirez Player Shin-Soo Choo
3 Hits 2
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 2
.750 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. White Sox 9 1 12 .265 12 4 8 4 0 0
Cleveland 8 0 9 .235 19 7 1 3 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Cleveland will play their next game on the road against Boston. The Indians have a W/L % of .529 after a win and .615 after a loss.
  • Chi. White Sox will play their next game at home against Kansas City. The White Sox have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .412 after a loss.