The Indians took the field last night in Chicago coming off of Justin Masterson’s first win of the season, with The Fury facing off against Jake Peavy. The Indians got a superb performance from Talbot, who guided the Tribe through seven innings, allowing one run on six hits. Talbot was supported by two runs off of Peavy, who went seven innings as well.
The Indians scored two in the fourth frame, off of singles from Trevor Crowe, Shin-Soo Choo, and Austin Kearns. Kearns drove in Crowe, and eventually scored after a passed ball and a subsequent balk by Peavey. The White Sox got one run back in the bottom of the fourth after a two-out RBI single by Ramon Castro.
After Peavy was pulled, the Tribe very nicely manufactured an extra run when Shin-Soo Choo singled, stole second, and then scored on a line-drive single to right by Russell Branyan. Chris Perez got the first three batters out in the eighth (via double play and fly out), and Kerry Wood retired the first three batters faced in the ninth to end the game.
The Tribe now are 8-3 against the White Sox on the season (Mitch Talbot has three wins alone), and look to take one more this afternoon when Jake Westbrook takes on Mark Buehrle at 2:05.
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