Tyler Flowers had already scanned Jake Peavy's vitals before Robin Ventura reached the mound in the eighth inning Wednesday and knew he was good to go.

The White Sox catcher was convinced his starting pitcher was more than capable of handling the game's biggest make-or-break moment even though he had thrown 112 pitches. Flowers heard it in Peavy's voice and saw it in his eyes and supported the decision to go after Joe Mauer with the tying run only 90 feet away and the go-ahead run at first and two outs.