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Champs raise banner on '06
Tribe washed out
Reliever Fernando Cabrera came out flat after a rain delay and struggled to throw strikes as the Indians fell in their season opener. C.C. Sabathia's inaugural 2006 start was cut short after just 2 1/3 innings because of an abdominal strain. Eduardo Perez hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning to tie the game before Chicago pulled away.
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White Sox 10, Indians 4
With rain still falling, Jim Thome watches his two-run homer during the fourth inning. (Jeff Roberson/AP)
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White Sox resume drive
The White Sox unveiled their 2005 championship banners and then picked up where they left off with a season-opening win over their Central Division rivals. Newcomer Jim Thome smashed a two-run homer following a nearly three-hour rain delay.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: April 02, 2006
CLE
Cleveland
Chi White Sox 10, Cleveland 4   CWS
Chi White Sox
April 2, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Cleveland
0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0   4 7 2
Chi White Sox
0 0 3 3 3 1 0 0 X   10 9 0
Standings thru 4/2/06  |  Recap: CWS  |  Gameday  |  Indians stats  |  White Sox stats
ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sizemore, CF4000023.000
Michaels, LF4010002.250
Peralta, SS3011010.333
Hafner, DH4100012.000
Martinez, C4111010.250
Perez, 1B4112000.250
Belliard, 2B4010000.250
Boone, 3B4010001.250
Blake, RF2110100.500
Totals33474158 

BATTING
2B: Martinez (1, Buehrle), Blake (1, Politte).
HR: Perez (1, 4th inning off Buehrle, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Michaels; Peralta; Martinez 2; Perez 4; Belliard; Boone; Blake 2.
RBI: Martinez (1), Perez 2 (2), Peralta (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Michaels.
SF: Peralta.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
E: Graves (1, pickoff), Blake (1, fielding).
Outfield assists: Michaels (Anderson at 1st base).
DP: 2 (Michaels-Perez, Boone-Belliard-Perez).

 
Chi White SoxABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Podsednik, LF4001014.000
Mackowiak, LF0000000.000
Iguchi, 2B3212101.333
Thome, DH2112200.500
a-Cintron, PH-DH1000010.000
Konerko, 1B4001012.000
Dye, RF31311001.000
b-Gload, PH-RF1000000.000
Pierzynski, C3121101.667
Crede, 3B3100116.000
Uribe, SS2200202.000
Anderson, CF3222110.667
Totals29109109516 

a-Struck out for Thome in the 8th. b-Flied out for Dye in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Anderson (1, Sabathia).
HR: Thome (1, 4th inning off Cabrera, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Iguchi; Thome 4; Dye 3; Pierzynski 2; Anderson 3.
RBI: Podsednik (1), Iguchi 2 (2), Konerko (1), Thome 2 (2), Pierzynski (1), Anderson 2 (2), Dye (1).
2-out RBI: Thome 2; Dye.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Crede 3.
SF: Konerko; Iguchi.
GIDP: Konerko.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Anderson (1, 2nd base off Cabrera/Martinez), Dye (1, 2nd base off Cabrera/Martinez).

 
ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sabathia 2.133313011.57
Graves 0.21002000.00
Cabrera (L, 0-1)1.026640154.00
Miller 2.03112004.50
Sauerbeck 1.00000100.00
Betancourt 1.00000100.00
 
Chi White SoxIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Buehrle 4.04331116.75
McCarthy (W, 1-0)3.00000200.00
Politte 0.221101013.50
Thornton 1.11000100.00

Cabrera pitched to 3 batters in the 5th.

HBP: Mackowiak (by Sauerbeck).
Pitches-strikes: Sabathia 37-24, Graves 21-9, Cabrera 37-17, Miller 28-16, Sauerbeck 14-8, Betancourt 16-11, Buehrle 57-37, McCarthy 48-30, Politte 20-11, Thornton 28-16.
Ground outs-fly outs: Sabathia 2-2, Graves 1-1, Cabrera 0-3, Miller 4-2, Sauerbeck 0-2, Betancourt 0-2, Buehrle 8-3, McCarthy 3-4, Politte 0-1, Thornton 1-2.
Batters faced: Sabathia 11, Graves 5, Cabrera 9, Miller 9, Sauerbeck 4, Betancourt 3, Buehrle 17, McCarthy 9, Politte 4, Thornton 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Graves 1-1, Miller 2-2, Thornton 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Dale Scott. 1B: Terry Craft. 2B: Dan Iassogna. 3B: Ron Kulpa.
Weather: 57 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 15 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:59 (2:57 delay).
Att: 38,802.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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