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CHICAGO -- Here’s a look at the White Sox’s 14-7 win over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday.
How it happened: A slugfest from the start, the White Sox posted four runs in the first, third and seventh innings to give Jake Peavy his sixth win of the season. Despite his nine strikeouts, Peavy allowed seven runs on seven hits and allowed the Indians only one big inning, a five-run fifth. Northbrook native Jason Kipnis had a memorable performance with a pair of two-run homers against Peavy. Dayan Viciedo and Alex Rios each hit home runs for the Sox. Paul Konerko extended his hit streak to 12 games and finished with three doubles.
What it means: The White Sox matched their season-high of four straight wins on Saturday while trimming the Indians’ Central Division lead to 1 1/2 games. The White Sox are three games over .500 for the first time in over a month.
Outside the box: The White Sox have now homered in 12 straight games for the first time since Sept. 18-30, 2008. Meanwhile, Viciedo has hit a home run in three straight games for the first time in his career.
Up next: Right-hander Gavin Floyd (3-5, 4.66 ERA) takes the mound against righty Ubaldo Jimenez (5-3, 5.02 ERA) on Sunday at 1:10. Floyd is trying to bounce back from his last start, when he allowed nine earned runs on eight hits over 3 2/3 innings in a 9-2 loss to Minnesota last Tuesday.