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Quentin is a key reason why the White Sox are 5-1 this year against Cleveland. He is batting .500 (11 for 22) with three homers and 12 RBIs in the season series.
"I got a pitch middle in and put some wood on it," Quentin said of his homer. "Gavin is the story. He was unbelievable."
Floyd retired the first nine Indians. Ezequiel Carrera singled to open the fourth, but was erased on a nifty double play. First baseman Konerko scooped up a sharply hit ball by Brantley at his ankles and threw to shortstop Alexi Ramirez to force Carrera. Ramirez then sidestepped the sliding runner, jumped up and threw to first, where Floyd dug out the low throw.
That was the type play Guillen wants. After the tough loss Wednesday, he questioned his team's focus.
"I made the comments that when we go to Cleveland and play Detroit, Boston and New York, we have to be better," he said before the game. "I don't think I was lying or making stuff up.
"My job is to win games, but we're not winning games. Was I frustrated? Yes, but it's not just me. We all should be. I know this ballclub better than anyone and we know have a better ballclub than we've shown.
"We've been in this situation before," Guillen said. "As long as I'm here, I'm going to push as hard as I can."
Carrasco gave up six hits and three runs over 6 1-3 innings, striking out six. After going 4-2 with a 1.90 ERA in June, the right-hander 0-4 with a 7.40 ERA in four July starts.
NOTES: Rain delayed the start 47 minutes. ... Cleveland called up 2B Jason Kipnis from Triple-A Columbus and he went 0 for 2 and was hit on the knee by a pitch in his major league debut. Kipnis was the Indians' second-round draft pick in 2009. ... The Indians optioned INF Luis Valbuena to Columbus and designated for assignment minor-league INF Jared Goedert to clear roster room for Kipnis. ... Pierre went 0 for 4 with a walk, ending his 12-game hitting streak. ... Dunn went 2 for 5 with one strikeout. He was 7 for 79 (.089) with 40 strikeouts in his previous 22 games. ... Hafner played his 1,000th career game.
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