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CHICAGO -- The Cleveland hitters helped make starter Jason Davis' job easy.
Burks and Spencer hit consecutive home runs in the first inning, the first of the season for each, as Cleveland took a 3-0 lead. Garcia, who had three hits, homered in the third.
"When the offense is working for you, you've just got to go out there and throw strikes," Davis said. "I didn't have my best stuff, but was able to come out with a W because we played great baseball today."
Davis (2-2) allowed three runs and seven hits in 6 2-3 innings for the Indians, who had lost four straight.
Despite Buehrle's poor outing his teammates aren't ready to get nervous.
"Believe me, no worries from anybody in here on him," Konerko said. "I will take my chances with him on any game."
D'Angelo Jimenez and Carlos Lee homered for the White Sox, who had been 7-1 at home. Lee has homered in four consecutive games, driving in 10 runs over than span. Jimenez had three hits.
Buehrle (2-2), whose ERA rose from 1.57 to 3.27, gave up seven runs in 4 1-3 innings and allowed 11 hits, matching his career high. He had given up just one home run in 28 2-3 innings coming in.
"It was one of those days that you make a mistake over the plate and they make me pay for it," Buehrle said.
Casey Blake chased Buehrle with a two-run double in the fifth, and Josh Bard hit an RBI single off Gary Glover for 7-1 lead.
"We worked hard to just take what he gave us. He makes a lot of money with hitters swinging at that changeup out of the zone," Indians manager Eric Wedge said.
Chicago's Magglio Ordonez was 1-for-4, extending his hitting streak to 16 games. Cleveland outhit the White Sox 15-10.
Notes: Spencer hit his first home run since Aug. 11, 2002, when he was with the New York Yankees. ... Cleveland OF Matt Lawton was given the day off, missing his second straight start. ... Cleveland's Omar Vizquel grounded into three double plays. ... Lee has homered in four consecutive games for the first time in his career.
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|Milton Bradley, CF||4||0||2||0||1||1||.375|
|Omar Vizquel, SS||4||1||1||0||1||0||.261|
|Ellis Burks, DH||4||2||2||2||1||1||.305|
|Shane Spencer, LF||5||1||1||1||0||2||.278|
|Karim Garcia, RF||5||2||3||1||0||0||.239|
|Casey Blake, 3B||4||1||3||2||0||1||.218|
|Josh Bard, C||4||0||2||1||1||1||.235|
|Travis Hafner, 1B||4||0||1||0||0||1||.211|
|Brandon Phillips, 2B||4||0||0||0||0||0||.169|
|2B - Casey Blake 2 (6, Buehrle, Gordon)|
|HR - Ellis Burks (1, Buehrle), Shane Spencer (1, Buehrle), Karim Garcia (3, Buehrle)|
|RBI - Ellis Burks 2 (10), Shane Spencer (4), Karim Garcia (7), Casey Blake 2 (3), Josh Bard (3)|
|Team LOB - 10|
|DP - Blake-B. Phillips-Hafner, Vizquel-B. Phillips-Hafner|
|Jason Davis (W,2-2)||6.2||7||3||3||1||1||1||6.97|
|Pitches-Strikes - Jason Davis 86-60, Carl Sadler 6-3, Jose Santiago 12-8, Danys Baez 11-7|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jason Davis 11-7, Carl Sadler 1-0, Jose Santiago 1-2, Danys Baez 1-1|
|Batters Faced - Jason Davis 27, Carl Sadler 2, Jose Santiago 3, Danys Baez 4|
|D'Angelo Jimenez, 2B||4||1||3||1||0||0||.379|
|Jose Valentin, SS||4||0||1||0||0||0||.327|
|Frank Thomas, DH||4||0||0||0||0||0||.218|
|Magglio Ordonez, RF||4||1||1||0||0||0||.296|
|Paul Konerko, 1B||4||0||1||1||0||0||.197|
|Carlos Lee, LF||4||2||2||1||0||0||.246|
|Armando Rios, CF||4||0||2||1||0||1||.346|
|Joe Crede, 3B||4||0||0||0||0||0||.273|
|Sandy Alomar Jr., C||3||0||0||0||1||0||.344|
|2B - Paul Konerko (3, Davis), Carlos Lee (1, Davis)|
|HR - D'Angelo Jimenez (3, Davis), Carlos Lee (4, Baez)|
|RBI - D'Angelo Jimenez (10), Paul Konerko (7), Carlos Lee (12), Armando Rios (9)|
|2-OUT RBI - D'Angelo Jimenez (8)|
|Team LOB - 5|
|DP - Crede-Jimenez-Konerko, Konerko-Valentin-Buehrle, Crede-Jimenez-Konerko, Glover-Valentin-Konerko|
|Mark Buehrle (L,2-2)||4.1||11||7||7||2||2||3||3.27|
|HBP - Hafner (by Mark Buehrle), Blake (by Gary Glover)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Mark Buehrle 77-46, Gary Glover 36-26, Damaso Marte 21-12, Tom Gordon 18-10|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Mark Buehrle 7-1, Gary Glover 2-2, Damaso Marte 2-0|
|Batters Faced - Mark Buehrle 24, Gary Glover 10, Damaso Marte 5, Tom Gordon 5|
|Attendance - 14975|
|Game Time - 2:19|
|Temperature - 63|
|Umpires - Home - Hunter Wendelstedt, First Base - Larry Young, Second Base - Charlie Reliford, Third Base - Mike Everitt|