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White Sox vs. Indians: Chicago defeats Cleveland 9-0 in final game

The White Sox hit five home runs in the last game of the 2012 season.

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White Sox defeat Indians, 9-0, on final day

The Chicago White Sox had a disappointing end to the 2012 season, losing out on the playoffs to the Detroit Tigers after leading the AL Central for most of the summer. But they went out with a bang in Game 162, defeating the Indians, 9-0, behind three home runs from first baseman Dan Johnson.

Those home runs were the first three of the season for Johnson, who had a memorable home run for the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 162 of last season. Johnson has been up with the White Sox since early September, and got a start today as Adam Dunn, among others, got the night off. Paul Konerko and Dayan Viciedo also hit homers on the night for the White Sox.

Chicago starter Gavin Floyd had a stellar game on the mound, allowing only three hits across seven innings while striking out six and walking two. Cleveland starter David Huff allowed seven runs in 4⅔ innings pitched, though only three of them were earned.

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Kenny Williams dubs 2012 season a disappointment

White Sox GM Kenny Williams thinks the 2012 season was a disappointment, even though few expected the team to contend

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White Sox, Indians put end to 2012 season

A few weeks ago, the Chicago White Sox probably did not envision their 2012 season ending with a meaningless game against the Cleveland Indians. But that is where they stand on Wednesday after having played their way out of first place in the American League Central and, in turn, a playoff spot. But finish the season they will, with Gavin Floyd on the mound facing Cleveland's David Huff.

For Floyd, 2012 was also a bit of a roller coaster. Coming into Wednesday, he's made either four or five starts in each of the season's six months. In four of those months (April, June, July and currently September), Floyd has posted ERAs better than 4.50. In the two other months, though, Floyd was awful, posting ERAs of 7.06 and 5.96. In total, Floyd will enter Wednesday's game with a 4.47 ERA, which is right at his career average of 4.49.

Huff, meanwhile, has appeared in five games for Cleveland, all in September. He's started three of those five, giving up seven earned runs in 16 innings. He has not faced the White Sox this season.

The game starts at 6:05 p.m. CT, with CSN carrying the broadcast.

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Peavy calls time in Chicago 'a roller coaster'

On the verge of likely free agency, White Sox starter Jake Peavy looked back on his time on the South Side.

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Jason Donald single gives Indians win

The Chicago White Sox grabbed a 3-1 lead over the Cleveland Indians in the top of the ninth inning on Tuesday night, but they gave it right back in the bottom of the inning and eventually lost the game in the bottom of the 13th on a Jason Donald single.

The White Sox homered in the ninth off the bat of Dayan Viciedo, who smashed a ball to center off of Indians closer Chris Perez. Cleveland's Travis Hafner, though, came back and hit a two-run homer to right off Indians starter Jake Peavy, who was going for the complete game. The game-winning run was given up by reliever Nate Jones, though it was charged to Matt Thornton.

Chicago's first run of the game came on a single to center by Orlando Hudson. The White Sox's final game of the season will take place in Cleveland on Wednesday, when the two teams take the field at 6:05 p.m. CT.

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Paul Konerko to have surgery on Thursday

The White Sox slugger will undergo surgery on his hand for the second time this year.

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Paul Konerko said Miguel Cabrera is his AL MVP

Paul Konerko says that Miguel Cabrera is his pick for the AL MVP

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Robin Ventura reflected on his first year managing

Robin Ventura said Monday that the toughest challenge of his first managerial season was the death of staff member Kevin Hickey

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White Sox face Indians after being eliminated

The Chicago White Sox were eliminated from postseason contention on Monday night, but will carry on and take on the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night. Jake Peavy (11-12, 3.37 ERA) is taking the mound in what could be his final start in a White Sox uniform, and he'll take on Justin Masterson (11-15, 5.03 ERA).

The White Sox hold a $22 million option on Peavy for 2013, but many expect the team to not exercise that option and allow Peavy to enter free agency. Peavy said he hasn't spoken with management about coming back, but would like to remain in Chicago if the situation is right.

Chicago beat up on the Indians to the tune of an 11-0 score on Monday night, but Detroit's 6-3 victory over the Royals eliminated them. This marks the fourth straight year that the White Sox have missed the playoffs.

First pitch from Progressive Field is 6:05 p.m. CT. The game can be seen locally on CSN.

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Jake Peavy may still represent self in free agency

Chicago White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy still hasn't decided whether to hire an agent or represent himself in contract negotiations with teams this winter.

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Santiago, White Sox look to stay alive

The Chicago White Sox need a lot of help from the Kansas City Royals, but they're still alive as they open their final series of the regular season on Monday night in Cleveland. Hector Santiago will be on the hill.

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