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Peavy pushed back by White Sox and will start Thursday

Associated Press

9/25/2012 12:44:11 PM

CHICAGO -- White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy has been pushed back a day and will start Thursday's series opener against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Chicago manager Robin Ventura will start left-hander Hector Santiago in Wednesday's series finale against the Cleveland Indians.

Santiago is 3-1 with a 3.45 ERA in two starts and 38 relief appearances this season.

Ventura said Tuesday morning that lefty Chris Sale would get an extra day of rest, but the team announced after a 4-3 loss to the Indians on Tuesday that Sale would start Saturday on regular rest instead.

Righty Gavin Floyd was moved up to Friday, replacing Jose Quintana, who pitched two-thirds of an inning of relief Tuesday, throwing four pitches.

Chicago began Tuesday with a one-game lead over Detroit in the AL Central.