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Myers pitches well but Indians fall to White Sox 3-1

By Ryan Lewis Published: April 14, 2013

Brett Myers was much improved in his third outing of the season, giving up two earned runs and striking out four over six innings, but the Tribe bats struggled to do anything against Chicago starting pitcher Jake Peavy, losing 3-1. 

The Indians lone run came as early as it possibly could. Michael Bourn took the first pitch of the game from Peavy and drove it into the White Sox' bullpen in right field for a home run. Over Peavy's next 103 pitches, Tribe batters had only four hits and struck out 11 times. 

Bourn left the game in the eighth inning after sliding into first on an infield hit. Bourn was safe but appears to have had his right hand stepped on. He left the game with a laceration. 

Myers entered the game with a 12.19 ERA, so this was a quality performance. He was a bit shaky but kept the White Sox off the board until the sixth inning when Paul Konerko blasted a two-run home run into the bleachers in left field. Alejandro De Aza later belted a solo home run off of Vinnie Pestano to give Chicago an insurance run. 

Catcher Carlos Santana didn't start but came in to pinch-hit in the ninth inning and drew a walk.


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