Thomas busted out of a 2-for-19 slump by going 3-for-4 with two
walks as the White Sox opened a big lead and then poured it on by
scoring six times in the eighth.
Chicago's blowout win -- the club's most lopsided against
Cleveland since 1987 -- may have been costly.
They both left the field unassisted, but Ordonez bruised his
left knee and Harris hurt his left ankle and shin.
"It could have been a lot worse," said Harris, who struggled
as he tried to put on socks afterward. "We were both fortunate not
to get hurt too bad."
Thomas hit a two-run double in the third off Jason Davis (1-3),
added an RBI single in the fourth and hit another two-run double in
the sixth as the White Sox took two of three in the series.
The Big Hurt moved up several career lists with another notable
performance in a career full of them.
Thomas passed Ken Griffey Jr. for 57th place on the all-time RBI
list; tied Rickey Henderson for 52nd with 873 extra base-hits; and
jumped to 86th on the career doubles list with 437.
He continued his media boycott following the game, but others
talked about him.
"He's a pro," manager Ozzie Guillen said. "It's just a matter
of time. Everybody knows what kind of damage he can do."
Schoeneweis (4- 1) improved his stature as well. The left-hander
gave up three runs and five hits, but wasn't hurt by five walks and
struck out six.
He hasn't lost since April 8 and has pitched into the sixth
inning in all eight starts this season.
"I made good pitches when I had to," said Schoeneweis, 2-0
with a 2.36 ERA in his last four starts. "The walks drive me nuts,
but it's not like I was trying to. In the past, that could have
gotten out of hand."
Konerko hit a three-run double and Ross Gload homered in the
Victor Martinez homered for the Indians in the fifth.
Leading 9-3 in the seventh, the White Sox got a scare when
Ordonez and Harris were injured while chasing down Omar Vizquel's
fly to shallow right.
Harris caught it before getting his feet tangled under a sliding
Ordonez, who was coming in on the ball.
Both players stayed on the ground for several moments before
"When it happened, I was scared to look down," Harris said.
"But it didn't feel broken. It was nobody's fault. It hurts pretty
bad right now."
Ordonez felt lucky that he and Harris were only a little
"He saw me at the last second and jumped," Ordonez said. "If
he hadn't, he could have broken his neck."
Davis didn't survive the third inning when Chicago tagged him
for five runs and seven hits -- six of them with two outs.
Davis, who has just two wins in his last 20 starts, could
probably use some time in the minors to work on things.
Indians manager Eric Wedge said Davis will remain in the
"It was just that one inning that got away from him," Wedge
said. "Over 162 games, you're going to have some ugly ones and
this definitely qualifies."
Randy Johnson's perfect game remained a hot topic
Wednesday. As it turns out, Wedge made his first major league start
against Johnson in 1991. "My first at-bat he struck me out on
three pitches," said Wedge, amazed by the 40-year-old Johnson's
dominance. "What he has done, and is doing, is nothing short of
incredible." ... The Indians claimed RHP Joe Dawley off waivers
from Kansas City. He was 1-2 with a 3.19 ERA for Triple-A Omaha.
... The White Sox recalled LHP Kelly Wunsch from Triple-A
Charlotte. He began the season on the DL with a sore shoulder and
went 1-0 in the minors. Guillen hopes Wunsch makes the most of his
return. "If he doesn't get people out, he'll go back," Guillen
said. ... Martinez has 23 RBI in 15 games.