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|Peavy Shutout Helps Surging White Sox Beat Nationals
|WASHINGTON (AP) -- Jake Peavy pitched a three-hitter for his fourth career shutout and the Chicago White Sox beat the Washington Nationals 1-0 on Saturday for their season-high fifth straight victory.
Peavy (6-5), whose scheduled start Thursday was pushed back two days because of an achy right shoulder, walked two and struck out seven as the White Sox moved within a game of .500 (33-34) for the first time since April 14, when they were 4-5.
The right-hander, who is 6-1 in his last seven starts against NL clubs, retired 20 Nationals in a row after Roger Bernadina's second-inning single. His previous shutout was Aug. 23, 2005, a 2-0 win for San Diego over Houston.
Carlos Quentin's RBI single in the fourth sent the Nationals to their season-worst sixth consecutive defeat.
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