CHICAGO (AP)—The Cleveland hitters helped make starter Jason Davis’ day easy.
Burks and Spencer hit consecutive home runs in the first inning, the first of the season for each, as Cleveland took a 3-0 lead. Garcia, who had three hits, homered in the third.
“When the offense is working for you, you’ve just got to go out there and throw strikes,” Davis said. “I didn’t have my best stuff, but was able to come out with a W because we played great baseball today.”
Davis (2-2) allowed three runs and seven hits in 6 2-3 innings for the Indians, who had lost four straight.
Despite Buehrle’s poor outing his teammates aren’t ready to get nervous.
“Believe me, no worries from anybody in here on him,” Konerko said. “I will take my chances with him on any game.”
Buehrle (2-2), whose ERA rose from 1.57 to 3.27, gave up seven runs in 4 1-3 innings and allowed 11 hits, matching his career high. He had given up just one home run in 28 2-3 innings coming in.
“It was one of those days that you make a mistake over the plate and they make me pay for it,” Buehrle said.
“We worked hard to just take what he gave us. He makes a lot of money with hitters swinging at that changeup out of the zone,” Indians manager Eric Wedge said.
Chicago’s Magglio Ordonez was 1-for-4, extending his hitting streak to 16games. Cleveland outhit the White Sox 15-10.
Spencer hit his first home run since Aug. 11, 2002, when he was with the New York Yankees. … Cleveland OF Matt Lawton was given the day off, missing his second straight start. … Cleveland’s Omar Vizquel grounded into three double plays. … Lee has homered in four consecutive games for the firsttime in his career.