White Sox beat Cleveland 3-1, avoid sweep

3:08 PM, Apr 14, 2013   |    comments
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Cleveland, OH -- Paul Konerko didn't let Jake Peavy's tremendous start go to waste.

The White Sox veteran first baseman clubbed a go-ahead two-run homer in the sixth and Chicago avoided being swept by taking a 3-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians in the finale of a three-game set at Progressive Field.

Alejandro De Aza added a solo shot to help back Peavy (2-1), who struck out 11 Indians while giving up just five hits and one run over seven innings. Peavy improved to 4-0 in his last five starts against Cleveland.

Addison Reed worked around a two-out walk to earn his fourth save of the season. It's Chicago's first road win of the year, avoiding its first 0-6 start away from home since 1968.

Brett Myers (0-2) allowed six hits and kept the White Sox off the board for five innings, but couldn't keep Konerko in the park in the sixth. He has surrendered eight home runs in 16 1/3 innings this season.

Michael Bourn went 3-for-4 and hit a leadoff homer in the first, but left the game in the eighth after suffering a right-hand injury while sliding head- first into first base.

 

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