Chicago White Sox defeat Cleveland Indians, 7-2

CLEVELAND --- Mark Teahen drove in three runs, John Danks went the minimum to stop a personal three-game slide and the Chicago White Sox snapped a five-game losing streak against Cleveland by beating the hapless Indians 7-2 on Monday night.

Teahen hit a two-run double in Chicago's four-run first inning off Justin Masterson (0-5), who lost his 11th straight decision. The right-hander hasn't won in 16 starts since Aug. 20.

Danks (4-3) allowed two runs and six hits in f...

CLEVELAND -- Jake Peavy knows what the statistics say.

If you're an opposing hitter, you had better get to the White Sox veteran pitcher early. If not, there's very little give as the game goes on. In fact, he's the one who does most of the tugging at that point.

Pitches 1 through 15, Peavy has allowed 11 runs, 12 hits and two home runs. Pitches 16-30, 11 runs, 13 hits and two homers. From pitch No. 31 and beyond, the right-hander has allowed 15 runs total.

An exp...

CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Indians limped into Monday's series opener with the White Sox beaten, short-handed and with three victories in their last 10 games.

In other words, just where the South Siders needed them.

After all, it was Sensei John Kreese who preached ''mercy is for the weak.''

Behind a four-run first inning, as well as John Danks keeping the Tribe bats at bay, the Sox beat the Indians at Progressive Field 7-2. Bigger picture? With three victories ov...