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White Sox Use Smoke From Home Run Fireworks To Their Advantage

The Indians dropped their series opener to the White Sox last night in Chicago. Ubaldo Jimenez scuffled through four-plus innings of work. It all came apart for Jimenez in the third inning, when Gordon Beckham hit a two-run shot and the Sox continued to rally for a four-run inning. Alejandro De Aza, Chicago's enterprising leadoff hitter who swung at the first pitch after Beckham's homer, utilizing the lingering smoke from the fireworks to confound the Tribe's defense. De Aza stretched the infield fly out into a double while the Indians searched in the smoke-filled sky for the ball, which fell in front of third baseman Jason Donald.

Video of the play after the jump:


h/t Deadspin

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