White Sox 6, Mets 3

Jerry Beach, The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchange

NEW YORK -- Alejandro De Aza and Alex Rios each had a homer and three hits, and Jake Peavy pitched 6 2/3 strong innings Wednesday night as the Chicago White Sox beat the New York Mets 6-3.
The White Sox, who were one-hit in a 1-0, 10-inning loss to the Mets on Tuesday, salvaged a split of the two-game series, the first time Chicago ever came to New York to face the Mets.
De Aza led off the game with a homer and finished 3-for-5 with two runs and a stolen base. Rios, whose seventh-inning infield single broke up Matt Harvey's perfect-game bid Tuesday, homered in the ninth Wednesday and finished 3-for-5 with two RBIs and three runs. Cleanup hitter Conor Gillaspie was 2-for-4 with a two-run double that capped the White Sox's three-run third inning.
Peavy, whose start was pushed back twice due to back spasms, allowed only two runners as far as second base in his 11th career start against the Mets but his first since April 16, 2009, when he was pitching for the San Diego Padres. Peavy (4-1) allowed one run on three hits. He walked two and struck out six in a 114-pitch performance.
Lucas Duda hit a solo homer in the second for the Mets, who scored an unearned run in the eighth against Matt Thornton before Jesse Crain struck out three of the four batters he faced.
Ruben Tejada scored New York's eighth-inning run and delivered an RBI single -- his second hit of the game -- to bring home Mike Baxter with two outs in the ninth. The Mets got the tying run to the plate in the ninth against Addison Reed, but Juan Lagares struck out with runners at second and third.
Mets starter Jeremy Hefner (0-4) allowed four runs on eight hits and one walk with five strikeouts in six innings.
De Aza ensured there'd be no no-hitter suspense about as early as possible Wednesday when he homered to right on Hefner's fifth pitch.
De Aza started the White Sox's third-inning rally, as well, when he laid down a bunt single -- the first of four straight hits by Chicago -- before Alexei Ramirez singled between first and second.
Rios followed with an RBI double to bring home De Aza. Gillaspie then blooped a two-run double into shallow center field, right at the spot where shortstop Tejada, second baseman Daniel Murphy and center fielder Jordany Valdespin were converging.
NOTES: White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper said he was encouraged by the results of LHP John Danks' second rehab start Tuesday night. Danks, who underwent left shoulder surgery last August, allowed two runs on four hits and four walks while striking out five in five innings for Triple-A Charlotte. Cooper said he didn't have a timetable for Danks' return but that Danks likely would make another rehab start Sunday and that his move back into the White Sox rotation "could be imminent." ... The White Sox were off Monday and are off again Thursday but have just one off day scheduled -- May 23 -- in a 33-day span that begins Friday. ... In their win Tuesday, the Mets became just the third team in the modern era to allow one baserunner in a 10-inning game. The New York Giants did it in 1998, and the Montreal Expos did it in 1995, when Pedro Martinez threw nine perfect innings before allowing a leadoff single in the 10th against the Padres.

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