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Jim Thome homered in the White Sox's 8-2 loss to the Indians, his second home run in as many days against his former team. The only other active players to hit home runs in each of their first two games against a former team were Jose Cruz against the Blue Jays (2004), Jeromy Burnitz against the Dodgers (2004), Preston Wilson against the Marlins (2003), and Matt Lawton against the Twins (2002).

Tim Wakefield allowed four runs in the first inning of the Red Sox's 10-4 loss to the Rangers. It was the first time Wakefield allowed more than three first-inning runs since April 8, 1997 -- a span of 222 starts.