Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Rapid Reaction: White Sox 10, Indians 6
By Bruce Levine
CLEVELAND – Here’s a quick look at the Chicago White Sox’s 10-6 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday:
HOW IT HAPPENED: The White Sox gave starting pitcher John Danks a four-run lead to work with in the first inning on RBIs from Adam Dunn, Paul Konerko and A.J. Pierzynski. Konerko continued his hot hitting, getting on base in his first four at bats and driving in two runs while boosting his average to .450. Konerko drove in Brent Morel with an RBI single in the fifth, and the offense erupted for five runs in the sixth on a two-run home run by Alejandro DeAza and a three-run blast by Pierzynski. Danks struggled through 5 2/3 innings, allowing four runs, walking five, throwing two wild pitches and allowing a 433-foot home run to Travis Hafner.
WHAT IT MEANS: The Sox continue to be a good road team, going 3-2 on their first trip. The Sox have had two straight seasons of a winning record on the road.
OUTSIDE THE BOX: Country singer Jack Ingram will perform the National Anthem at Friday’s home opener at U.S. Cellular Field. Chicago native and rapper Common will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. A limited amount of standing room tickets remain for the opener.
UP NEXT: After their first off day of the season on Thursday, they play their first home game of the season at 1:10 p.m. CT Friday against the Detroit Tigers with Jake Peavy opposing Max Scherzer.