7:05 PM ET, August 31, 2010
Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio
A.J. Pierzynski delivers 3-run HR as Manny Ramirez watches from on-deck
CLEVELAND -- Manny Ramirez grabbed one of his bats, waved it only the way he can, and simply stood in the on-deck circle.That was all the White Sox needed from him.With Ramirez waiting to make his debut for Chicago a few feet away, A.J. Pierzynski connected for a tiebreaking, three-run homer off Frank Herrmann in the ninth inning to lift the White Sox to a 4-3 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night.
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• A.J. Pierzynski's three-run homer in the top of the ninth gave the White Sox their 13th last at-bat win of the year.
• Edwin Jackson improved to 3-0 with a 1.47 ERA in five starts since being traded to Chicago.
• Jackson struck out 11 Indians on Tuesday, making it three straight starts that he's tallied 10 or more K's.
• Cleveland has lost three straight and eight of their last 11 games.
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Jackson is the first White Sox starter with 10-plus strikeouts in three straight starts since LHP Floyd Bannister in 1985. ... Pierzynski has hit .386 (17 for 43) with nine RBIs during a 10-game hitting streak. ... Chicago 1B Paul Konerko has hit in 12 straight, going 24 for 50 (.480) with 14 RBIs. ... Omar Vizquel started at second base for Chicago, filling in for Gordon Beckham, who bruised his right hand when he was hit by a pitch Monday. Guillen expects Beckham to be back as early as Friday's series opener in Boston.
Regular Season Series
|Series tied 9-9 (as of Tue 8/31)|
|Mon 4/5||@CHW 6, CLE 0||Recap|
|Wed 4/7||CLE 5, @CHW 3||Recap|
|Thu 4/8||CLE 5, @CHW 3||Recap|
|Fri 4/16||@CLE 6, CHW 2||Recap|
|Sat 4/17||@CLE 3, CHW 2||Recap|
|Sun 4/18||@CLE 7, CHW 4||Recap|
|Mon 5/24||CHW 7, @CLE 2||Recap|
|Tue 5/25||@CLE 7, CHW 3||Recap|
|Wed 5/26||CHW 5, @CLE 4||Recap|
|Fri 6/4||CLE 10, @CHW 1||Recap|
|Sat 6/5||CLE 3, @CHW 1||Recap|
|Sun 6/6||@CHW 8, CLE 7||Recap|
|Mon 8/30||CHW 10, @CLE 6||Recap|
|» Tue 8/31||CHW 4, @CLE 3||Box Score|
|Wed 9/1||CHW 6, @CLE 4||Recap|
|Fri 10/1||CLE 7, @CHW 3||Recap|
|Sat 10/2||@CHW 6, CLE 2||Recap|
|Sun 10/3||@CHW 6, CLE 5||Recap|
|Complete Schedule: White Sox | Indians|
|7th||S Duncan homered to left (358 feet).||0||1|
|8th||M Teahen singled to center, B Lillibridge scored.||1||1|
|9th||A Pierzynski homered to right (406 feet), A Rios and C Quentin scored.||4||1|
|9th||J Donald singled to center, J Nix and T Crowe scored.||4||3|
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|Stadium||Progressive Field, Cleveland, OH|
|Attendance||12,006 (28.4% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||79 degrees, clear|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Mike Dimuro, First Base - Tim Welke, Second Base - Jim Reynolds, Third Base - Bill Welke|
- Improved command: Since coming over from Arizona, Jackson has been a different pitcher. He's pounding the strike zone, missing more bats and issuing far fewer free passes.[+]
Edwin Jackson has struck out 10+ batters in 3 straight starts. That is tied for the longest such streak in White Sox history. Floyd Bannister did it in 1985 and Big Ed Walsh (6'1", 193 lbs) did it in 1910.
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