Even though his pitchers allowed 17 runs in losing the first two games of the season, White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen maintained a positive outlook. "We expected to win at least one game this year," Guillen said after Chicago defeated the Cleveland Indians 2-1 Thursday. John Danks didn't allow a hit until Casey Blake singled leading off the sixth inning, and Joe Crede hit a tiebreaking home run off Jake Westbrook to lead off the eighth.
The win prevented the Indians from sweeping the three-game series. "It's big to come in here and win a game against these guys," Crede said. Octavio Dotel (1-1) retired Blake on a flyout with runners on second and third to end the seventh, Scott Linebrink pitched a perfect eighth and Bobby Jenks retired the side in order in the ninth for his first save.