Series: Game 3 of 4

Chi White Sox leads 2-1 (as of 4/20)

Game 1: Friday, April 18
Chi White Sox5
Game 2: Saturday, April 19
Chi White Sox12
Game 3: Sunday, April 20
Chi White Sox4
Game 4: Monday, April 21
Chi White Sox2

Indians 7

(6-12, 3-5 away)

White Sox 4

(11-7, 7-2 home)

    2:05 PM ET, April 20, 2003

    U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, Illinois 

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    CLE 301030000 7 15 0
    CWS 010011001 4 10 0

    W: J. Davis (2-2)

    L: M. Buehrle (2-2)

    Indians slam three homers off Chicago ace Buehrle

    CHICAGO (AP) -- The Cleveland hitters helped make starter Jason Davis' day easy.

    Mark Buerhle

    Ellis Burks, Shane Spencer and Karim Garcia all homered off Chicago ace Mark Buehrle as the Cleveland Indians defeated the White Sox 7-4 Sunday and stopped Chicago's four-game winning streak.

    Burks and Spencer hit consecutive home runs in the first inning, the first of the season for each, as Cleveland took a 3-0 lead. Garcia, who had three hits, homered in the third.

    "When the offense is working for you, you've just got to go out there and throw strikes,'' Davis said. "I didn't have my best stuff, but was able to come out with a W because we played great baseball today.''

    Davis (2-2) allowed three runs and seven hits in 6 2/3 innings for the Indians, who had lost four straight.

    Despite Buehrle's poor outing his teammates aren't ready to get nervous.

    "Believe me, no worries from anybody in here on him,'' Konerko said. "I will take my chances with him on any game.''

    D'Angelo Jimenez and Carlos Lee homered for the White Sox, who had been 7-1 at home. Lee has homered in four consecutive games, driving in 10 runs over than span. Jimenez had three hits.

    Buehrle (2-2), whose ERA rose from 1.57 to 3.27, gave up seven runs in 4 1/3 innings and allowed 11 hits, matching his career high. He had given up just one home run in 28 2/3 innings coming in.

    "It was one of those days that you make a mistake over the plate and they make me pay for it,'' Buehrle said.

    Casey Blake chased Buehrle with a two-run double in the fifth, and Josh Bard hit an RBI single off Gary Glover for 7-1 lead.

    "We worked hard to just take what he gave us. He makes a lot of money with hitters swinging at that changeup out of the zone,'' Indians manager Eric Wedge said.

    Chicago's Magglio Ordonez was 1-for-4, extending his hitting streak to 16 games. Cleveland outhit the White Sox 15-10.

    Game notes

    Spencer hit his first home run since Aug. 11, 2002, when he was with the New York Yankees. ... Cleveland OF Matt Lawton was given the day off, missing his second straight start. ... Cleveland's Omar Vizquel grounded into three double plays. ... Lee has homered in four consecutive games for the first time in his career.

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