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|Cleveland's Masterson Beats White Sox for First Win
|CHICAGO (AP) -- Justin Masterson repeatedly escaped trouble to snap an 11-decision losing streak and Jhonny Peralta hit a pair of two-run doubles as the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago White Sox 10-1 Friday night.
Masterson (1-5), acquired from Boston last July 31 in the Victor Martinez trade, hadn't won in 17 starts since beating the Los Angeles Angels on Aug. 20. He came within two of the club-record 13 straight losses set by Guy Morton in 1914.
His streak-buster wasn't pretty, five hits, six walks and two hit batters in 5 2-3 innings, but it finally gave the last-place Indians some good news.
They would have had a perfect game pitched against them Wednesday if not for an umpiring mistake. They were routed by Detroit the next day. And a few hours before Friday's game, All-Star center fielder Grady Sizemore underwent season-ending knee surgery.
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