Cleveland Indians defeat Chicago White Sox, 5-3

White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper didn't want to hear about No. 3 starter Gavin Floyd's slow starts out of the gate the last two seasons, or about No. 4 starter John Danks being a bit inconsistent this spring.

''That's doomsday talk,'' Cooper said Wednesday. ''If Danks and Floyd make another step forward, certainly it's going to enhance our chances to win the division. If they both have the years that I feel like they're capable of having, they will put themselves in ...

As if the night couldn't get any worse for the White Sox.

After the hype surrounding Jake Peavy's season debut deflated in a five-inning no-decision Wednesday, and after the Sox' offense totaled two hits and the bullpen coughed up two runs in an eventual 5-3 loss to the Cleveland Indians at U.S. Cellular Field, there was no hot water in the home clubhouse showers.

''The joke is on us, I guess,'' first baseman Paul Konerko said.

Very few were laughing.

And with ...