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Monday, July 29, 2013
Rapid Reaction: Indians 3, White Sox 2

By Doug Padilla



CLEVELAND -- The Chicago White Sox lost for the fourth consecutive time and seventh time in their last eight games after falling 3-2 on Monday to the Cleveland Indians.

How it happened: Pinch hitter Jason Giambi gave the Indians the victory with a game-ending home run against Ramon Troncoso. White Sox starter John Danks was solid over six innings, giving up his two runs on a sacrifice fly and a ground ball when the White Sox failed to turn a double play because of a bad hop. Danks gave up just two hits, but did walk four.

What it means: The White Sox might be the only American League Central team with a winning record all-time at Progressive Field, but they are having issues with the Indians of late. The White Sox have now lost eight of their last 10 games against the Indians this season. The White Sox did have an 11-7 edge in the season series last year, but going back to 2012, the Indians have won 11 of the last 15 meetings in the series.

Outside the box: Adam Dunn's sixth-inning RBI double allowed the White Sox to break through against a dominating pitching staff. Indians pitchers had gone 26 consecutive scoreless innings before the White Sox scored. The Indians were coming off consecutive shutouts of the Texas Rangers.

Up next: The White Sox are tentatively scheduled to send right-hander Jake Peavy (8-4, 4.28 ERA) to the mound Tuesday at Cleveland in the second game of the four-game series. Peavy has been the subject of trade rumors and could end up getting pulled from the start. The Indians will counter with left-hander Scott Kazmir (6-4, 3.96) in the 6:05 p.m. (CST) start from Progressive Field.