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White Sox fall to Indians

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Indians 5, White Sox 2

For the record: Using their second-tier pitchers against their AL Central rivals while Jake Peavy and the team's top relievers pitched in minor league scrimmages earlier in the day, the Sox fell to 8-6-2. The Sox strung four hits together in the second inning against Indians No. 2 starter Ubaldo Jimenez, including a double by Gordon Beckham for an RBI and Dewayne Wise's RBI single but managed only two hits over the final six innings. The Indians are 12-6-1.

On the plus side: Alexei Ramirez (.409) singled twice and stole a base, Wise had two singles, Beckham hit a ground-rule double against Jimenez that traveled 400 feet on the fly to center to extend his hitting streak to five games and Paul Konerko (1-for-3) singled his first at-bat for his 10th hit in 16 at-bats before making a couple of outs. Konerko is batting .355.

On the down side: Jordan Danks' average dropped to .056 with an 0-for-3 day including two strikeouts. Top infield prospect Carlos Sanchez air-mailed a throw from deep shortstop for his third error of the spring. Deunte Heath allowed a two-run homer to Cord Phelps.

He's back: Brazilian Andre Rienzo, one of the team's top pitching prospects, started and gave up two runs in three innings after returning from the World Baseball Classic.

Up next: At Los Angeles Angels, 3:05. John Danks starts against the Angels' Jason Vargas.

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