Jake Peavy was efficient, resourceful and at times just nasty for 81/3 innings Saturday night. Then came Derek Dietrich's ninth-inning home run to right field — his third of the year and second in as many nights — to tie the game at U.S. Cellular Field. "I don't know what I was feeling (after the homer). I don't know if I was even there," Peavy said. "I was blacked out at that point and time. I just didn't execute the pitch." Fortunately for him, the White Sox responded in their half of the inning for a 2-1 victory on a Dewayne Wise double and Conor Gillaspie's RBI single. Wise had opened the inning with his double into the left-field corner before Gillaspie rapped a single to left. Wise beat the throw to the plate easily. "That was a situation where I should be looking to hit the ball to the right side," Gillaspie said. "It was just one of those things that happened that way. I guess you could say it was a little bit of luck, too." Gillaspie thought he had hit the ball too sharply for Wise to score from second with no outs. "I was really surprised," he said. "I pretty much stopped running at first. I saw the throw and I thought (the Marlins) probably were going to cut it (off). He didn't and (Wise) got around (third) good." With the play in front of him, third base coach Joe McEwing waved Wise home enthusiastically. "I kind of froze when the ball was hit," Wise said. "In the back of my mind, I thought (McEwing) was going to hold me right there just because I didn't get a great jump coming off second. But he was waving his arms so I had to go." All's well that ended well as Peavy notched a complete-game victory, allowing just the one run on six hits. He walked two and struck out five.
Sox save Peavy's gem with rally in 9th
Chicago Tribune | May 26