Peavy may pitch Thursday vs. Rays

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White Sox manager Robin Ventura is leaning toward delaying Jake Peavy’s scheduled Wednesday start to Thursday to open the four-game weekend series against the Tampa Bay Rays.

“We’ll see how tonight goes,” he said before Monday’s game against the Cleveland Indians. “There’s a possibility depending on how tonight goes. We might push him to Thursday.”

Ventura said he would choose a spot starter for Wednesday if Peavy is held back.

JUST WIN

Scoreboard watching doesn’t have to be a preoccupation for the Sox if they remain in first place–but that isn’t the only reason Ventura knows the Sox have to try to win as many as possible.

“You have to win games. You’re going to have win games no mater what. I don’t think either team [Detroit or the Sox] is going to lose all the rest of its games. For me, just continue to play, be ready, be prepared.

“I think for me, I just look at the effort. You’re not going to always play well. You hope to, but the effort when they show up, the work they put in, the way they play, that’s really what you’re looking for.

DUNN IS HEALTHY

Adam Dunn said he has felt fine the last three days physically, but he knows he is among the players trying to do too much with every at-bat.

“I can’t speak for anyone else, but it seems like the good pitches I’m getting I’m fouling off or taking, and in Anaheim I wasn’t seeing the ball very good at all. If I’m not seeing it like I should, it’s something I’m doing.”

Dunn said he worked on slowing down his approach and swing in his last at-bats Sunday. “It was a lot better.”

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