Jake Peavy delivers in the first inning on Saturday night. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)
By Scott Merkin / MLB.com
Jake Peavy looked strong -- if a bit rusty -- in his first start with the White Sox, firing five frames of three-run ball while limiting the Royals to three hits. It was good for his first AL victory, thanks in large part to Carlos Quentin, who's fifth-inning grand slam put Chicago in front to stay.
WP: Marte, V. Pitches-strikes: Hughes, D 87-53, Yabuta 24-12, Marte, V 41-21, Rosa 12-7, Peavy 73-47, Williams
15-11, Carrasco 20-14, Linebrink 12-10. Groundouts-flyouts: Hughes, D 4-2, Yabuta 1-0, Marte, V 2-2, Rosa 1-0,
Peavy 5-2, Williams 0-0, Carrasco 3-0, Linebrink 1-0. Batters faced: Hughes, D 22, Yabuta 5, Marte, V 13, Rosa
4, Peavy 19, Williams 3, Carrasco 7, Linebrink 4. Inherited runners-scored: Rosa 3-3. Umpires: HP: Dan
Bellino. 1B: Gary Cederstrom. 2B: Fieldin Culbreth. 3B: Jim Wolf. Weather: 67 degrees, partly cloudy. Wind:
10 mph, In from LF. T: 2:44. Att: 28,329. September 19, 2009
Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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