CLEVELAND — In the wake of the Chicago White Sox’s five-game losing streak, manager Robin Ventura said there has been thought to changing the lineup in an effort to kick-start an offense that has scored only 10 runs in their past four games.
“You talk about it all the time about moving guys around,” Ventura said. “It’s possible to move a lineup around. You don’t just sit there and roll it out the whole time without thinking about it. There could be a point you’d change it up.”
After getting blanked for 5 2/3 innings by Brett Myers, the Sox finally responded as Paul Konerko launched a two-run home run en route to a 3-1 win.
The Sox were 0-for-4 with runners in scoring position through the first five innings, but Konerko’s homer alleviated much of the frustration against Myers, who had allowed seven home runs in 10 1/3 innings entering Sunday’s start.
Alejandro De Aza added a solo shot in the eighth off Vinnie Pestano. Four of De Aza’s 16 home runs have been hit at Progressive.
Jake Peavy allowed a home run to Michael Bourn on his first pitch in the bottom of the first but was dominant. Peavy struck out 11 in seven innings and retired 12 consecutive batters at one point.
Peavy has struck out 24 and walked one in 18 1/3 innings.
Addison Reed earned his fourth save.
The Sox will face former teammate Mark Buehrle on Monday night when they open a four-game series at Toronto.