Contreras cements rotation spot

August, 19, 2009
8/19/09
6:45
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Levine By Bruce Levine
ESPNChicago.com
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White Sox right-hander Jose Contreras secured his spot in the rotation by throwing seven strong innings in his first win since July 8 on Wednesday.


The White Sox were on the verge of removing Contreras from his starting role after numerous dismal performances.


What went right for Contreras on Wednesday?


"He had great command of his fastball and splitter," catcher A.J. Pierzynski said after the game. "He got ahead of hitters and didn't have a lot of deep counts."


Kansas City has been Contreras' personal patsy. The 37-year-old right-hander is now 10-4 lifetime against Kansas City with a 3.38 ERA.

Bruce Levine | email

Chicago baseball beat reporter
Bruce Levine has covered sports in Chicago for over 28 years and hosts "Talkin' Baseball," heard Saturday mornings on ESPN 1000.

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BA LEADER
Jose Abreu
BA HR RBI R
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OTHER LEADERS
HRJ. Abreu 36
RBIJ. Abreu 107
RA. Ramirez 82
OPSJ. Abreu .964
WC. Sale 12
ERAC. Sale 2.17
SOC. Sale 208