Final

Series: Game 3 of 3

Chi White Sox won 2-1

Game 1: Monday, May 17
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Cleveland7
Game 2: Tuesday, May 18
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Cleveland2
Game 3: Wednesday, May 19
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White Sox 15

(22-17, 9-9 away)

Indians 3

(18-21, 12-9 home)

    7:05 PM ET, May 19, 2004

    Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio 

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    CWS 005102160 15 18 1
    CLE 101010000 3 6 2

    W: S. Schoeneweis (4-1)

    L: J. Davis (1-3)

    Ordonez, Harris collide, leave game

    CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Chicago White Sox may have dodged a big hurt. The Cleveland Indians weren't so lucky.

    Frank Thomas had five RBI and Paul Konerko added four to back Scott Schoeneweis, leading the Chicago White Sox to a 15-3 win over the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night.

    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.

    Outfielder Magglio Ordonez and second baseman Willie Harris both sustained injuries when they collided while trying to run down a fly ball in the seventh.

    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 eighth.

    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 being replaced.

    "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 hobbled.

    "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.

    Thomas' first two-run double triggered the outburst, which was followed by RBI hits from Carlos Lee, Jose Valentin and Konerko as the White Sox opened a 5-1 lead.

    Davis, who has just two wins in his last 20 starts, could probably use some time in the minors to work on things.

    However, it's doubtful the Indians will option him since they already have two starters -- Jason Stanford and Jeff D'Amico on the DL -- and none of their other young pitchers is ready.

    Indians manager Eric Wedge said Davis will remain in the rotation.

    "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."

    Game notes


    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.

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