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Jose Contreras just keeps on winnin'

The fireworks arrived early and often at USCF on Tuesday. Juan Uribe and Paul Konerko each had 3-run HRs in the first hour of the game as the Sox quickly pounded Rodrigo Lopez and the Orioles.

Jose Contreras dropped his three-quarters arm angle and returned to his dominating form that we've grown used to seeing since last August, walking none while striking out 3. In the early going it looked like Contreras might have no-hit stuff working, with the first hit being recorded on a gapper just out of the reach of a diving Brian Anderson.

Uribe had himself a very interesting game. He went 3-5 with 5 RBI, raising his RBI total to 28 in the last 18 game. He collected those 5 RBI despite stranding 4 baserunners in the two plate appearances where he made outs. That probably says a lot about the White Sox offense on this day, as they batted around for the 9th time this season in the third inning, and sent 8 men to the plate in the 2nd.

Surprisingly, Cliff Politte did not make an appearance in mop-up time, where Ozzie turned to Neal Cotts and David Riske instead. They also made quick work of the O's, pitching 2+ innings without allowing a hit.