CHICAGO(AP) After two lackluster losses and trailing again,
with a booming home run.
Thome hit a long two-run shot for his 562nd career homer and
had a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the sixth, helping the
Chicago White Sox
rally for an 8-5 victory over the
on Saturday night.
couldn't hold a 4-1 lead in the fifth. He walked Beckham, and Thome followed with a 442-foot drive to center on a 1-2 pitch.
It was Thome's 21st of the season.
''The last couple of game we were very flat,''
said. ''When Jimmy hit that home run that was a great opportunity because everybody put their heads up and started swinging
the bat like the way we think we can swing the bat.''
Ohka then allowed back-to-back singles, and
followed with a two-run double to tie the game at five.
D.J. Carrasco (4-1) pitched 2 1-3 innings of scoreless relief as the
moved within two games of the
in the AL Central.
''That was huge, especially with the way the wind was blowing tonight,'' Carrasco said. (Travis) Hafner hit a big flyball,
from the bullpen it looked like it was gone no doubt, but it caught the wind and got knocked out. Jimmy went through that
wind and put it up on the upper deck, it was big time.''
Guillen said Carrasco's performance warrants him to be considered for a spot in the starting rotation, but he's been too valuable
in the bullpen.
''The reason we never make the move is because that's the only guy that I can count on for that role is Carrasco,'' Guillen
had three hits for the Indians, who had its three-game winning streak snapped. The Indians also struck out 15 times.
''We scored five and we very easily could have scored three or four more,'' Indians manager
said. ''We've had moments where we're not putting the ball in play and taking advantage of our situation.''
Dewayne Wise led off the sixth with a double off Indians reliever
(0-1) and moved to third on
's groundout. Beckham followed with a sacrifice fly to give the
added an insurance run in the seventh. With a runner on second and two outs, Wedge elected to walk Quentin to get to
. But Getz came through with an RBI single off Rafeal Perez.
pitched 1 1-3 scoreless innings and
, making his first appearance since Aug. 1 after having a laser procedure to break up kidney stones on Wednesday, got two
outs in the ninth.
, making his first start since joining Cleveland as part of the deal that sent
to Boston, was on a 60-pitch count. Masterson took the mound in place of
, who was traded to the Twins on Friday, and pitched four solid innings. He allowed one run on four hits. He struck out four
and walked one.
''He threw the ball well. He was little erratic early but he didn't give into it,'' said Wedge. ''He was more consistent with
his pitches as the game went on and he had better command as the game wore on, but we needed to keep him where he was at 60
pitches. He'll probably go 75-80 next time.''
hit a two-run double to left off
had a chance of throwing out Shin-Soo Choo at the plate, but Ramirez fumbled the relay throw.
Torres, making his second major league appearance, allowed four runs on three hits and six walks in 3 1-3 innings.
Beckham singled in the first inning and scored on A.J. Pierzynski's RBI single.
will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte on Thursday after throwing off the mound Saturday, and the
Chicago White Sox
's recently acquired right-hander could be back in the big leagues this month. Peavy is scheduled to start Thursday for Charlotte
and is expected to throw two to three innings. On the disabled list since June 13 with a strained right ankle tendon, Peavy
was acquired from the
San Diego Padres
on July 31. ... Thome passed
for 39th on the all-time list with 1,557 RBIs