Chicago, IL (Sports Network) – Mitch Talbot allowed just one run over seven solid innings, and the Cleveland Indians continued their mastery of the Chicago White Sox this season with a 3-1 decision at U.S. Cellular Field.
Talbot (7-4) improved to 3-0 against the White Sox this season after giving up six hits and three walks while striking out five for Cleveland, which has won eight of 11 games against its division rival this season. Talbot has had considerable success against Chicago, allowing just five runs — four earned — in 23 frames this season.
Austin Kearns went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored, while Shin-Soo Choo and Luis Valbuena each had a pair of hits for the Indians, who have won three of five. Kerry Wood recorded his fourth save of the season.
Jake Peavy (4-5) was denied his 100th career win after allowing two runs on six hits and a walk in seven frames for the White Sox, who fell to 1-4 on a nine-game homestand. Ramon Castro had two hits and drove in the lone run in defeat.