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Peavy Pitches Well In Rehab Start

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Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Jake Peavy delivers to the Cleveland Indians in the first inning in a baseball game on Wednesday, May 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Cherney)

Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Jake Peavy delivers to the Cleveland Indians in the first inning in a baseball game on Wednesday, May 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Cherney)

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(CBS) Jake Peavy struck out nine and only allowed two hits in six scoreless innings Wednesday night in a rehab start with the Charlotte Knights.

It was Peavy’s first start since suffering a right groin strain June 5.

White Sox reliever Tony Pena was also in Charlotte for rehab work and he pitched a perfect seventh inning in relief of Peavy. Pena is recovering from right elbow tendinitis.

The Knights lost 3-2 to the Syracuse Chiefs, but White Sox prospect Dayan Viciedo continued his hot hitting as he drove in both of the Knights’ runs while going 3-for-4 with a home run and two doubles.

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