With the 30-year-old Peavy injury-free entering the season, the White Sox are hoping his two quality starts in as many outings so far this year are a sign of a potential flashback season from the right-hander.
Peavy mowed his way through the Tigers' powerful lineup his last time out, carrying a one-hitter into the seventh inning. He notched eight strikeouts and walked just one before exiting with two outs in the seventh after serving up a two-run homer. Peavy allowed three runs off eight hits over six innings in his season debut against the Rangers.
"We just made pitches," Peavy said. "I had a little bit of better stuff than I had in Texas. That's a great lineup and a great team. That lineup is not going away. It's an encouraging day when you go out and make pitches against that team and keep them at bay for the most part."
Orioles starter Tommy Hunter,who opposes Jake Peavy on Wednesday, is coming off a shaky start in which he served up four home runs, but managed a no-decision in a 7-5 win against the Blue Jays. That rough outing came on the heels of an impressive debut in which Hunter limited the Twins to two unearned runs over six innings for the victory.
"I was locating in and out the ball was just up," Hunter said after allowing the career-high-tying four homers. "Thankfully we kept scoring runs."
Hunter will look to capitalize on the fact that he'll be facing a roster on Wednesday that struck out more times through its first 10 games (87) than any other American League team.
Orioles: Reimold extends hitting, home run streaks
With a two-run homer to break a scoreless tie in the sixth inning of Tuesday's win, Nolan Reimold extended his home run streak to four games and his overall hitting streak to eight games.
The four-game homer streak is a career high for Reimold, surpassing the three-game streak he had from May 26-28, 2009. For the season, Reimold is hitting .351 with the four home runs and eight RBIs.
White Sox: Trio of Sox off to slow starts
Gordon Beckham, Brent Morel and Adam Dunn went a combined 1-for-24 in the first two games of the series -- with Morel collecting the lone base hit in Tuesday's loss -- as the trio of White Sox starters continue to struggle in the early stages of the season.
On the season, Beckham, Morel and Dunn are hitting .103, .118 and .179, respectively. Collectively, the three have struck out 44 times in 101 at-bats.
"Once I have a good game here -- and it's coming -- once I have a good game, the average and the whole thing will start bumping up," Beckham said. "And I'll start getting in the swing of things and it will be everyday stuff. But it's frustrating to start the beginning of the year how I started."
Current Orioles players are a combined 14-for-68 (.206) against Peavy in their careers. Nobody on the Orioles' roster has ever homered against the right-hander.
The White Sox 87 strikeouts are by far the most through 10 games in club history. In fact, that total is already higher than any White Sox team had ever recorded through its first 12 games. The previous high through 12 games was 85 by the 2009 club.
Baltimore's 20 home runs through 11 games are the most in franchise history. The previous record was 19 by the 1966 club, which -- led by AL MVP Frank Robinson -- captured the first World Series title in Orioles history.
Adam Dunn is the only player in White Sox history to strike out at least once in each of the club's first 10 games.