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White Sox Tue Jun 09 2009

Contreras Dominate In Return: Sox Split Day/Night Doubleheader

Despite dropping the afternoon game to the Tigers 5-4 and seeing just a small sample size of their manager Ozzie Guillen on the verge of a blowup the White Sox rebounded in the night cap. Their victory was fueled behind the arm of Jose Contreras who had made his return to big league action after being sent down to Triple-A Charlotte after starting off the year 0-5. He went 3-1 with a 2.73 ERA in five starts for Charlotte.

Contreras looks to have figured it out after a dismal start this season. He went eight innings and only surrendering one hit back in the first inning and that was all. His ERA drops from 8.19 to 6.45 after his impressive outing. His offense helped him out in a big way as Alexei Ramirez, Scott Podsednik and Jim Thome all hit home runs in Monday nights 6-1 win over the Tigers.

This five game series continues later on tonight at the Cell. Mark Buehrle (6-2) will take on Dontrelle Willis (1-3). The Sox currently sit at 27-31 and are four and a half games out first. They can gain some ground tonight with a victory over the first place Tigers, game time is 7:11 p.m. CT.

 
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