Final

Series: Game 2 of 4

Cleveland leads 2-0 (as of 7/30)

Game 1: Monday, July 29
Chi White Sox2Final
Cleveland3
Game 2: Tuesday, July 30
Chi White Sox4Final
Cleveland7
Game 3: Wednesday, July 31
Chi White Sox5Final
in 10
Cleveland6
Game 4: Thursday, August 1
Chi White Sox1Final
Cleveland6

White Sox 4

(40-64, 18-36 away)

Indians 7

(58-48, 35-19 home)

Coverage:  STOH

7:05 PM ET, July 30, 2013

Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio 

123456789 R H E
CHW 210001000 4 11 0
CLE 00003004 - 7 11 0

W: B. Shaw (2-2)

L: D. Veal (1-2)

S: C. Perez (15)

White Sox-Indians Preview

STATS LLC

A fire sale has started on the South Side, and Jake Peavy could be the next player out of the White Sox locker room.

As speculation mounts with the trade deadline drawing closer, Peavy may or may not make his scheduled start Tuesday night when Chicago continues its series against the surging Cleveland Indians.

Peavy (8-4, 4.28 ERA) has been on display all of July as contenders ponder whether to add the right-hander -- arguably the most sought-after starter -- for a playoff push and help the last-place White Sox (40-63) build for the future. Jesse Crain was dealt by first-year general manager Rick Hahn, who sent the injured reliever -- Crain has been sidelined with a right shoulder strain since July 3 -- along with cash to Tampa Bay on Monday for either players or cash.

"We cannot say enough about what Jesse has meant to our bullpen, and the positive impact he's had on our young relievers," Hahn said. "We certainly think he has the ability to influence this year's pennant race very positively for the Rays."

Peavy, who won the NL Cy Young Award with San Diego in 2007, has been through this before -- the White Sox acquired him at the 2009 deadline. Despite being on the disabled list with a broken rib earlier this year, plenty of teams have made inquiries, and he is taking it all in stride.

"I'm here and expect to go out and, unless I hear anything, pitch against Cleveland tomorrow," Peavy said before Monday's 3-2 loss. "Obviously, there's stuff being talked about. The coaches and general manager have kept me up to date. As a professional, I've got to be ready for the Cleveland Indians tomorrow. I will be. I expect to win. I hear a lot. All I can do as a player is get ready to do what I know is scheduled for me to do and that's pitch tomorrow night."

Should he take the mound, Peavy will try to win a third consecutive start. He survived giving up three home runs that led to all four of the runs he allowed over seven innings of a 7-4 victory against Detroit on Thursday.

Peavy, who's served up 14 homers in 80 innings over his 13 starts, already has won at Cleveland this year. He limited the Indians to a solo homer and four other hits in seven innings of a 3-1 victory April 14, his fourth straight victory over the Indians.

As Peavy waits to learn his fate, the Indians (57-48) pushed their winning streak to five games with Jason Giambi's walkoff pinch-hit homer to lead off the bottom of the ninth. Cleveland has won a season-best eight straight at home, its longest run there since reeling off 14 in a row April 3-May 1, 2011.

"That's what keeps you coming back," Giambi said. "There's no moment more special than when you get that embrace from your teammates and all those smiles. It's exciting."

Cleveland's starters have posted a 0.79 ERA in the last three victories, and Scott Kazmir (6-4, 3.96) will try to extend that impressive stretch. The left-hander was outstanding Wednesday, limiting Seattle to an unearned run and one hit in a season-high eight innings of a 10-1 victory. "I don't have to throw hard every pitch," said Kazmir, who hasn't allowed an earned run in 14 innings over his last two starts. "I can throw hard when I need it but I'm throwing my secondary pitches more now. I'm more of a complete pitcher."

This will be his first appearance versus Chicago since 2010 with the Los Angeles Angels.

Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press

SPONSORED HEADLINES

Gameday Matchup

 ChicagoCleveland
W-L63-9992-70
Night39-6759-50
Grass61-9489-67
Current StreakL1W10
Last 103-710-0

Pitching Matchup

ChicagoCleveland
A. Rienzo
2-3, 4.82 ERA

Last Game:
9/26 vs KC
6.0 IP, 2 ER
Dec = Loss
S. Kazmir
10-9, 4.04 ERA

Last Game:
9/28 at MIN
6.0 IP, 1 ER
Dec = Win

Gameday Lineups

NO.ChicagoCleveland
1. A. De Aza, CF M. Bourn, CF
2. A. Ramirez, SS N. Swisher, 1B
3. A. Rios, RF J. Kipnis, 2B
4. P. Konerko, DH A. Cabrera, SS
5. A. Dunn, 1B M. Brantley, LF
6. J. Keppinger, 3B C. Santana, 1B
7. D. Viciedo, LF J. Giambi, DH
8. G. Beckham, 2B L. Chisenhall, 3B
9. J. Phegley, C Y. Gomes, C