MINNEAPOLIS -- Jake Peavy continued to have his way with the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night. The right-hander's seven strong innings in a 4-2 White Sox victory hiked his career record against Minnesota to 7-3 with a 2.84 ERA.
Peavy probably deserved even better than his line of seven innings, no walks, five hits and six strikeouts. Replays showed the Twins got a run on a play at the plate they shouldn't have.
He left after the Sox scored two runs in the eighth on consecutive doubles by Dewayne Wise and batterymate Tyler Flowers and an RBI single by Alexei Ramirez.
"That was nice to come back and win one late, to come back after some adversity, some tough breaks,'' Peavy said. "That's a good team across the way. [A Ron] Gardenhire] team just plays hard, they grind it out and for us to do the same and show some fight was nice.''
The Sox, the last place team in the AL Central, improved to 16-21. They play the Twins Wednesday afternoon in the rubber game of a three-game series.
"The boys played great defense behind me after struggling a little bit,'' Peavy said. "We swung the bats, had some timely hitting, big homers early. It was a good team win. Think everybody contributed tonight against some adversity. Some calls that should have went the other way didn't go our way. When you keep your composure, that's not easy, and to win those games shows some character.''
Peavy is 5-1 with a 2.96 ERA this season.
Said he didn't see it. That's what I got. I saw it pretty clear from farther away both times. I understand they're going to miss 'em but it cost runs, it cost us the lead there in the (seventh). That's not easy for that to be the explanation to get but it was big for us to keep our composure and I'm not sure the explanation Dunner got.