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Chicago's bullpen went into the game with a best-in-baseball 1.64 ERA but gave up six runs in the sixth. Rodriguez hit a three-run homer off Tony Pena and Randy Williams issued two bases-loaded walks. When Scott Linebrink relieved and threw a strike on his first pitch, the small crowd that braved the 39-degree night let out a loud, sarcastic cheer.
NOTES: Buehrle struck out the side in the first inning and retired Pena on a liner to open the second -- making it 31 up and 31 down in his last two starts against Tampa Bay -- before Upton blooped a double to right. ... White Sox RHP Jake Peavy, who will take a 6.00 ERA into Thursday's start, said it might take him all season to get adjusted to the AL. "But getting adjusted has nothing to do with being successful," said the 2007 NL Cy Young winner, who was acquired from San Diego at last year's trading deadline and then pitched only three times because of injuries. ... Tampa Bay's Ben Zobrist didn't start for the first time this season. The outfielder-infielder is batting .115 since April 14. "He's been expanding his strike zone a little," manager Joe Maddon said. "I just want him to sit and watch a little bit." ... White Sox RF Carlos Quentin went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts and is hitless in his last 20 at-bats.
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