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White Sox win despite ejections to Guillen and Buehrle by umpire “Country” Joe West

compiled from staff and wire reports

Mark Kotsay hit a two-run homer off Jake Westbrook (2-3) and Mark Teahan drove in two runs as Chicago took two of three from the last-place Indians, who had a season-high five errors. The White Sox won 5-4 for only their third win against Cleveland all year long.

The White Sox survived a scary ninth inning where their closer Bobby Jenks to win a road series for the first time this season.

Jenks nearly blew a 5-1 lead, allowing Cleveland to score three runs before striking out Austin Kearns and Russell Branyan to fly out.

Tony Pena (mlb)

White Sox reliever Tony Pena (1-1) came on in the fourth inning after Randy Williams left with an apparent foot injury, worked four scoreless innings.

White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen was ejected along with left-hander Mark Buerhle for arguing balk calls in the early innings. Umpire “Country” Joe West, a 32-year veteran with a reputation for being confrontational. Guillen came out of the dugout to defend his pitcher and West ejected him after about a minute of protest. Buehrle got ejected for throwing up his hands and tossing his glove aside.

Arroyo beats Pittsburgh again, 4-0

compiled from staff and wire reports

Staff writer Dan Hock contributed to this story

Former Pirate Bronson Arroyo started slowly Wednesday night but quickly got his pitching together and got into the eighth inning for his fifth straight win, leading the Cincinnati Reds past the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0.

Arroyo (5-2) allowed five hits, all singles, in 7 2/3 innings. He walked Aki Iwamura to start the game.

Pittsburgh is once again having a tough season. They have been shut out seven times, most in the National League. The Pirates have scored the second-fewest runs in the National League.

Bronson Arroyo (mlb)

The Reds on the other hand have defied all of the experts by having a fine season so far. Cincinnati has won 8 of 12, tugging and pulling with St. Louis for first place in the National League Central Division. The Cardinals dropped their second game to San Diego last night, 2-1. The Reds lead the division with a record of 27-20 to St. Louis’ 26-21.

Arroyo started to get tired in the eighth on a warm, muggy night, leaving when his pitch count got to 113. Daniel Ray Herrera pitched out of a bases-loaded threat, striking out Garrett Jones on a 66 mph screwball to end Pittsburgh’s last chance.

Orlando Cabrera drove in two runs, and Miguel Cairo had a solo homer off Ross Ohlendorf (0-3) who constantly was in trouble during his six inning stint.

Arroyo has not lost a decision since April 23 and his record is 5-0 with and ERA of 3.00 in his past 5 starts.

The Reds had a promotion last night, “Bark in the Park’ where dog owners can bring their dogs to the park with IAMS as the sponsor. There were 650 or more dogs in attendance at Great American Ball Park.

Reds Paul Janish goes on bereavement list; Sutton recalled

compiled from staff, wire and Cincinnati Reds reports

The Cincinnati Reds have placed shortstop Paul Janish on the bereavement list so he could attend his grandmother’s funeral near Houston.

The Reds filled his spot by calling up infielder Drew Sutton from the Triple-A Louisville. Sutton was batting .268 with two homers and 16 RBI’s at Louisville, where he had a seven-game hitting streak intact.

Paul Janish (mlb)

Drew Sutton (mlb)

The 26-year-old Sutton made his debut with the Reds in 2009, batting .212 in 42 games with one  homer and nine RBI’s. He can play all infield and outfield positions.

Janish is the backup to starting shortstop Orlando Cabrera. He’s batting .276 in 17 games.

Indians rookie Mitch Talbot becoming ace of staff; wins 7-3

compiled from staff and wire reports

The Cleveland Indians expected Jake Westbrook and Fausto Carmona to be their staff aces for 2010. But that has not been the case.

Mitch Talbot who was obtained in a trade with Tampa Bay has been the Cy Young of the pitching staff.

The Cleveland Indians’ righthander quickly and efficiently outpitched Jake Peavy, a former NL winner of the Cy Young award, in a 7-3 win over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night.

Mitch Talbot (mlb)

Talbot (6-3) fanned only four over seven innings, but won for the third time in four starts.

Cleveland’s offense came to life early in the game instead of later as it usually does. The Indians had been outscored 120-85 during the first five innings this season before getting Talbot a 6-0 lead.

Jason Donald and Shin-Soo Choo each hit a home run in a three-run third inning off Peavy (3-4) to get the Indians going.

Pirates sneak by Reds on Doumit’s homer, 2-1

compiled from staff and wire reports

Ryan Doumit is the Pirates best hitter in 2010 when they’re involved in road games.

Doumit’s solo homer with two outs in the top of the ninth inning Tuesday night, his second game-deciding homer in three days leading the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 2-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds.

The Reds remain in a first place tie with St. Louis in the NL Central Division due to the Cardinals losing at San Diego last night, 1-0.

Ryan Doumit (mlb)

Ryan Doumit, who is batting .333 on the road had the first game-ending homer of his career Sunday in the 10th inning of a 3-2 win over Atlanta. This time, he connected off fire-balling set-up man Nick Masset (3-3), sending the Reds to only their first loss in 11 games.

Brandon Phillips tied the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the eighth with his 100th career homer off reliever Joel Hanrahan (1-0), who took over for left-hander Paul Maholm. Octavio Dotel pitched the ninth for his 10th save in 12 tries; he’s 7-for-7 in May.

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