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White Sox Mon Jun 08 2009

Sox Get Scalped By Indians: Lose 8-4

The White Sox looked to have figured it out on their last road trip going 5-1. Then they returned home to Chicago to face the bottom feeders of the American League. The Oakland A's came in with the third worst record, however they would take three out four from the Southsiders. Which included a pair of shutouts. The Sox are first in the league in being shutout.

Then came the Cleveland Indians who hold the second worst record in the American League. Yet they some how managed to take two out of three from the Sox. Today Bartolo Colon was the culprit behind the 8-4 loss to the Tribe. He surrendered four home runs to Cleveland hitters. Alexei Ramirez tried to bring the Sox back with a three run-homer in the bottom of the fifth, but the damage had already been done.

Colon yielded eight hits and five earned runs. His record drops to 3-6 and with his latest poor start he maybe on his way out of the starting rotation. Especially if Jose Contreras has a successful outing against Detroit in tomorrow's night game. Gordon Beckham remains hit less in ten at-bats with two strikeouts since joining the big club on Thursday.

They will get a real test when the Tigers come in for a five-game set starting Monday afternoon. If the Sox want to make a statement and get back on the right track they will have to look for a sweep or take four out five from the Tigers. The Sox currently sit four and a half back of those Tigers.

Clayton Richard (2-1) will take on Armando Galarraga (3-6) in game one of a day/night doubleheader. Then in the night cap Jose Contreras (0-5) will take on Jeremy Bonderman (0-0) who is making his 2009 debut. This is a big series for the Sox and it could determine how the rest of the season is going take shape. They currently sit at 26-30 and if they could pull off a sweep they would reach the .500 mark for the first in what seems awhile.

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