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The Cleveland Indians took the rubber match of their three-game series with the Chicago White Sox on Thursday, winning 5-3 in 11 innings. In the game, Sox manager Ozzie Guillen sent Andruw Jones out for his first start in a Chicago uniform, penciling him in as the center fielder and moving regular center fielder Alex Rios to left. But while that move worked out fine (Jones reached base twice and stole second base off Jamey Wright in the sixth inning), others of Guillen's decisions should draw vigorous criticism. In the seventh inning, trailing by one run, Guillen elected to have second baseman Gordon Beckham bunt over designated hitter Juan Pierre, who had drawn a walk. Pierre, the White Sox's prime base-stealing threat and one of the American League's fastest players, got no opportunity t ...

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