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Gillaspie hit a run-scoring single in the ninth inning, lifting the White Sox to a 2-1 win over the Marlins on Saturday night.
Peavy (6-2) struck out five and allowed six hits in a complete game, but Derek Dietrich homered with one out in the ninth to tie the game and spoil the shutout bid.
That didn't stop the White Sox, who have won eight of 11 and, at 23-24, are their closest to .500 since April 17 when they were 7-8.
"For us to come back and win in the (ninth) was special," Peavy said. "That's the White Sox way. Nothing's easy around here, is it?"
Through eight innings, Peavy was making it look easy.
Facing a Miami team that entered play hitting .221, Peavy wasn't hassled much. In the second he got a double play with no outs to help him get out of the inning. In the eighth Peavy allowed a one-out double to Greg Dobbs and walked Adeiny Hechavarria but escaped the inning by getting Rob Brantly to pop out and Juan Pierre to fly out.
Other than that, there wasn't much from the Miami offense until Dietrich's homer.
"He pitched great," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said.
Alexei Ramirez gave Chicago a 1-0 lead with an RBI double in the third. Pierre mishandled the ball in the left field corner - but wasn't charged with an error - allowing Alejandro De Aza to score from first.
Thanks to Peavy, however, that lone run was all the White Sox needed until the ninth.
Ricky Nolasco allowed one run and eight hits and struck out six in 7 2-3 innings for Miami but couldn't earn his second consecutive win after beating Arizona on May 19. The Marlins right-hander has allowed two runs over his last two starts and kept the White Sox in check.
It wasn't good enough for the win, however.
Wise, who entered as a defensive replacement for Dayan Viciedo in the top of the ninth, led off with a double off Ryan Webb (1-3). He streaked home on Gillaspie's single to left, scoring easily ahead of a throw from Pierre.
"Baseball is such a funny game because everybody feeds off each other," Gillaspie said. "We went through some pretty rough times the first half of the season. It's good to kind of get everybody on the same page. Everybody's excited. You can feel it in the clubhouse."
Miami is going through some rough times now, to say the least.
The Marlins have dropped 11 of their last 13 and have sunk to 13-36, the worst record in the major leagues. They've lost four straight and are in danger of being swept Sunday.
After Dietrich's home run, it appeared the Marlins were headed in the right direction. The drive tied the game and extended Dietrich's streak of reaching base to 14 games, the second-longest streak for any Marlin to start his career behind Kevin Millar's 17 in 1999.
"We finally get a big hit, Dietrich does. Great swing. Great at-bat. He crushed that ball," Marlins manager
The loss was the second straight one-run defeat for Miami, which is 6-13 in one-run games this year.
"Obviously that's not the way we wanted to go out," Webb said. "It sucks losing two games in a row like that."
|Players of the Game|
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|Juan Pierre, LF||4||0||1||0||0||1||2||.235|
|Placido Polanco, 3B||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||.233|
|Derek Dietrich, 2B||4||1||1||1||0||1||0||.250|
|Marcell Ozuna, RF||4||0||1||0||0||2||0||.295|
|Chris Coghlan, DH||3||0||2||0||1||0||0||.241|
|Justin Ruggiano, CF||4||0||0||0||0||0||3||.210|
|Greg Dobbs, 1B||3||0||1||0||0||1||2||.218|
|Adeiny Hechavarria, SS||2||0||0||0||1||0||1||.200|
|Rob Brantly, C||3||0||0||0||0||0||2||.243|
|2B - Greg Dobbs (5, Peavy)|
|HR - Derek Dietrich (3, Peavy)|
|RBI - Derek Dietrich (7)|
|CS - Juan Pierre (3, 2nd base by Peavy/Gimenez)|
|Team LOB - 5|
|Ryan Webb (L,1-3)||0.1||2||1||1||0||0||0||2.70|
|WP - Ricky Nolasco (2), Mike Dunn (2)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Ricky Nolasco 109-72, Mike Dunn 5-1, Ryan Webb 11-7|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Ricky Nolasco 6-10|
|Batters Faced - Ricky Nolasco 30, Mike Dunn 1, Ryan Webb 3|
|Chicago White Sox|
|Alejandro De Aza, CF-LF||4||1||1||0||0||1||0||.243|
|Alexei Ramirez, SS||4||0||2||1||0||0||0||.280|
|Alex Rios, RF||4||0||0||0||0||1||2||.297|
|Adam Dunn, DH||3||0||0||0||1||2||1||.156|
|Paul Konerko, 1B||4||0||1||0||0||0||3||.236|
|Dayan Viciedo, LF||3||0||0||0||0||0||1||.276|
|Dewayne Wise, CF||1||1||1||0||0||0||0||.242|
|Conor Gillaspie, 3B||4||0||3||1||0||0||0||.298|
|Jeff Keppinger, 2B||3||0||2||0||0||1||0||.218|
|Hector Gimenez, C||3||0||0||0||0||1||4||.229|
|2B - Alexei Ramirez (10, Nolasco), Dewayne Wise (3, Webb)|
|RBI - Alexei Ramirez (10), Conor Gillaspie (9)|
|CS - Jeff Keppinger (1, 2nd base by Nolasco/Brantly)|
|Team LOB - 7|
|DP - A. Ramirez-Keppinger-Konerko|
|Chicago White Sox|
|Jake Peavy (W,6-2)||9||6||1||1||2||5||1||2.97|
|Pitches-Strikes - Jake Peavy 117-79|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jake Peavy 8-12|
|Batters Faced - Jake Peavy 33|
|Attendance - 23705|
|Game Time - 2:41|
|Temperature - 57|
|Umpires - Home - Angel Hernandez, First Base - Paul Nauert, Second Base - Dana DeMuth, Third Base - Doug Eddings|