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Millwood allowed only a first-inning run as the White Sox prevailed, 1-0. Chicago is 6-0 in one-run games against Cleveland this season. The White Sox are 23-9 overall in one-run games; Cleveland is 14-22 -- pretty much the difference in the Indians' trailing first-place Chicago by 12 games in the AL Central. "All I can do is try and give my team a chance to win," said Millwood (3-8), who was moved to the No. 1 spot in the rotation by manager Eric Wedge. "Kevin was tough as nails," Wedge said. "He did what he usually does. He got tougher as the game went along." Jose Contreras (5-5) was plenty tough for seven innings for the White Sox -- allowing only three hits. Former Kent State star Dustin Hermanson, the fourth Chicago pitcher, got the final two outs for his 22nd save. Cleveland lost for the sixth time in seven games and Millwood dropped his fourth decision in five starts. The right-hander is 0-2 against Chicago, despite posting a 1.29 ERA in three starts against the White Sox this season. Millwood gave up six hits and one run over eight innings, striking out a season-high nine without a walk. He gave up one run, three hits, hit a batter, and made 30 pitches in the first inning -- then was superb for seven innings. "Early on I was pretty inconsistent," Millwood said. "Being the first inning, you kind of go into damage control and I tried to limit it. I felt like if I kept it right there we had a chance." Millwood had lost the home opener to Chicago, 2-1. MINOR MATTERS Coming out of the all-star break, the Indians made several organizational roster moves: LHP Shea Douglas was activated from the Akron disabled list and transferred to Kinston; RHP Nick Pesco, from Kinston to Mahoning Valley; 1B Stephen Head, Mahoning Valley to Kinston; OF Ricardo Rojas, Kinston to Lake County; INF Justin Holmes, Lake County to Burlington; INF Julio Garcia, from Mahoning Valley to Burlington; INF Jose Chavez and OF Evandy DeLeon, from Burlington to Mahoning Valley. CLASS AAA BUFFALO (53-39) snapped a four-game losing streak by rallying to win at Toledo, 9-6. The Bisons' fourth win in 11 games in July broke Toledo's nine-game winning streak. Joe Inglett (.335) and Andy Abad (.283) both went 3-for-5 for the Bisons. Abad hit his 17th homer, a two-run shot, and had three RBI. Jeff Liefer (.318), Ryan Ludwick (.176) and Jason Cooper (.258) all had two hits. Jason Davis (4-2, 4.79 ERA) gave up six runs on nine hits over five innings. He struck out four without a walk. Steve Watkins, Andrew Brown and Jake Robbins each worked one scoreless inning with Robbins earning his 15th save. In the fifth inning, Mike Kinkade hit an apparent solo homer that was eventually ruled a foul ball, a controversial call that resulted in the ejections of Kinkade, catcher Ryan Garko, manager Marty Brown and coach Mike Bell. CLASS AA AKRON (49-41) got only a fifth-inning single by Ben Francisco in a 5-0 loss at Portland. The Aeros also got three walks. Ron Bay (1-1, 3.46 ERA) gave up five runs and 10 hits over six innings. CLASS A KINSTON (7-12) lost at Salem, 6-5. Ryan Goleski (.225) and Mike Butia (.244) each had two hits and Caleb Brock (.239) had two RBI for the K-Tribe. Sean Smith allowed two runs over four innings, but Shea Douglas (0-1) gave up four runs without retiring a batter. CLASS A LAKE COUNTY (9-10) got only three hits and lost at Hagerstown, 2-1. Matt Whitney (.195) had the Captains' RBI. Cody Bunkelman (4.89 ERA) allowed only one run over six innings. T.J. Burton (3-6, 3.51 ERA) didn't allow a hit over two innings, but gave up an eighth-inning run to lose it. He walked a batter, who advanced to second on a groundout, to third on another groundout, and scored on a wild pitch. CLASS A MAHONING VALLEY (11-11) lost at Tri-City, 5-3. Jose Constanza (.240) had two of the Scrappers' six hits. Starter Joe Ness (1.69 ERA) yielded two runs over five innings. Mark Jecmen (0-1, 2.45 ERA) allowed one run over two innings and Josh Kite (5.14 ERA) walked four and gave up two runs over one inning. ROOKIE LEAGUE BURLINGTON (8-14) won at Princeton, 3-1, in a game halted after 5 1/2 innings by rain. Luis Valdez (1-3, 3.27 ERA) gave up one run and three hits over five innings, striking out five. Jason Denham, Cristo Arnal and Jansy Infante drove in Burlington's runs.
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