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- Harry Caray would have loved Saturday’s White Sox game.
Harry Caray used to delight in “the utter unpredictability” of baseball.
He would have loved Saturday’s game between the White Sox and the Cleveland Indians.
Tribe starter Derek Lowe came in leading the American League in earned-run average at 2.15. Sox starter Jake Peavy wasn’t far behind at 2.39.
Not at all aided by a breeze blowing in off the lake, the Sox scored four—all earned—in the bottom of the first. Falling for a frame out of rhythm, Peavy surrendered five in the third. The Sox responded by piling on four more in the bottom of the inning, two on Dayan Viciedo’s 10th homer.
Peavy allowed a two-run homer in the fifth to Jason Kipnis, his second of the game, meaning the two ace pitchers combined to give up 15 runs, but that’s all Cleveland would score as the Sox coasted to a 14-7 victory to win this apparent pitchers’ duel by a touchdown.