Jake Peavy struck out 11 in seven innings, Paul Konerko homered, and the Chicago White Sox broke a five-game
losing streak by beating
the Indians 3-1 on
Sunday in Cleveland.
The White Sox went into the game as the majors’ only winless team on the road. Chicago was swept three games in Washington before dropping the first two against the Indians.
Peavy (2-1) gave up a home run to Michael Bourn on his first pitch of the game, but held the Indians to five hits overall and didn’t walk a batter.
Addison Reed pitched the ninth for his fourth save, retiring Jason
Giambi with a runner on to end the game.
Giants 10, Cubs 7, 10 inn.: Edwin Jackson and Michael Bowden tied a major league record by combining to throw five wild pitches in an inning, and the Giants beat the Cubs at Wrigley Field.
The Cubs matched the record for wild pitches by a team in an inning
during a four-run sixth.
Hunter Pence hit a tying homer with two outs in the Giants’ ninth off Shawn Camp (0-1). A balk by Camp scored the go-ahead run in the 10th.
Brewers 4, Cardinals 3, 10 inn.: Jonathan Lucroy hit a solo home run in the 10th inning as the
Brewers rallied past the Cardinals and avoided a sweep in St. Louis.
The Brewers had gone a team-record 32 innings without scoring before Ryan Braun hit a two-run homer off reliever Trevor Rosenthal in the eighth. Braun’s second home run of the season snapped a 39-inning shutout streak for St. Louis pitchers.
Milwaukee tied it in the ninth on a leadoff single by Carlos Gomez and a double by Yuniesky Betancourt off Mitchell Boggs. Lucroy’s first homer this year came off Fernando Salas (0-2).
Brandon Kintzler (1-0) pitched a scoreless ninth. Burke Badenhop got his first save.
Matt Adams homered for the third straight game for St. Louis.