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Published: Saturday, 10/2/2010

White Sox beat Indians in rain-shortened game

ASSOCIATED PRESS

CHICAGO — Mark Buehrle got his first win in six weeks, Brent Lillibridge had a key two-run single, and Dayan Viciedo homered Saturday night to lead the Chicago White Sox past the Cleveland Indians, 6-2 in a game shortened to six innings by rain.

Buehrle (13-13) allowed six hits in his 27th career complete game and third this season. The left-hander, who was 0-4 in his previous seven starts, won for the first time since Aug. 19.

Alejandro De Aza hit a two-out RBI double in the fourth to put Chicago ahead 3-2 and Lillibridge — in a 7-for-62 funk — followed with a two-run single off Carlos Carrasco (2-2).

Viciedo hit his fifth homer of the season to lead off the bottom of the sixth, a line drive through the rain that began to pick up in intensity an inning earlier on a 47-degree night. Before the Indians could bat in the top of the seventh, umpires waved the teams off and the game was declared official after a delay of 1 hour, 3 minutes.

The White Sox scored single runs in the first and second innings without a hit. Juan Pierre stole home on a double steal with Omar Vizquel in the opening inning and Tyler Flowers scored on a wild pitch by Carrasco in the second.

But Buehrle gave up three straight singles in the third before balking home Michael Brantley as the Indians tied it at 2.

Carrasco gave up five hits, striking out nine.

NOTES: The Indians lead the 2010 series 9-8, although the White Sox have won 5 of the last 6. Chicago is only 31-40 against the AL Central this season and has a winning record only against Kansas City. ... Pierre's steal of home was his second of the season. ... Paul Konerko, who needs one homer for 40, was the DH in what could have been one of his final games with the White Sox. He'll be a free agent after the season.



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