With a 4-2 victory over the Blue Jays on Friday night, the White Sox became the only major league team to play the entire first half without getting swept in a series. "We're just playing," manager Robin Ventura said. "We're not concerned about setting any records. We're worried more about winning games than not being swept." The Sox have won four straight games while increasing their American League Central lead over the Indians to three games. And they did it Friday behind Jake Peavy, who won his first game since May 26, although the drought was not all self-inflicted. Peavy (7-5) raised his team-leading innings total to 120 and lowered his ERA to 2.85, allowing only an Adam Lind home run in 7 1/3 innings. Matt Thornton and Addison Reed finished up, with Reed picking up his 13th save. "It was a nice first half," Peavy said. "I wish we could have got in the win column a little more on the fifth day, not just personally but the team. We didn't win over the last few months on my day, and that hurts. But at the same time, I'm looking forward to about a week or so off and jumping right back in.
Peavy ends drought as Sox win 4th in a row
Chicago Tribune | Jul 7