Chicago White Sox defeat Cleveland Indians, 4-3

CLEVELAND -- It's time we all give Manny Ramirez a break.

The newest addition to the White Sox' traveling circus had to get up before 4:30 a.m. Tuesday to make his flight and get into the Cleveland area by 3 p.m., so of course he wasn't in any condition to debut in the starting lineup and take, like, four at-bats. Not for the $3.8 million the Sox are paying him the rest of the year. Now, if it was $4 million? Maybe.

''When I asked him how he felt, he didn't give the ...

CLEVELAND -- Edwin Jackson got the win and Bobby Jenks got the save, but Manny Ramirez earned the scare.

With the score 1-1 in the ninth inning and two on for A.J. Pierzynski, up stepped the Sox' newly acquired slugger to pinch-hit for Brent Lillibridge in his White Sox debut Tuesday night.

Never mind.

Pierzynski sent the 0-1 pitch into the right-field stands -- his first home run since July 9 and the game-winner in the Sox' 4-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians ...