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San  Francisco,  CA (SportsNetwork.com)  - Jake Peavy  finally got another win 
after the longest drought of his career. 

It  took  an assist  from  one  of Major  League  Baseball's  newest and  most 
controversial rules. 

MLB's  experimental rule aimed at cutting down on home plate collisions helped 
Peavy  and  the San  Francisco Giants beat  the Chicago Solid navy;background-color:yellow"> White Sox in the same 
stadium  where one of those collisions three years ago sparked debate over the 
need for such guidelines. 

The Giants scored seven runs after an out call at home plate was overturned in 
the  seventh inning and beat the Solid navy;background-color:yellow"> White Sox, 7-1, on Wednesday in the finale of 
a two-game series. 

The Solid navy;background-color:yellow"> White Sox had a 1-0 lead in the seventh before Joe Panik hit a broken-bat 
grounder  to first baseman Jose Abreu, who threw home to get Gregor Blanco for 
what appeared to be the inning's second out. 

Blanco  slid to the back side of the plate to avoid catcher Tyler Flowers, who 
tagged  him. But Flowers was straddling the plate before the ball arrived -- a 
no-no  under  the new rule  -- and  the call was  overturned by the MLB replay 
operations center in New York, tying the game. 

"Definitely he was blocking the plate," Blanco said. 

Chicago  manager Robin  Ventura was irate and earned an immediate ejection for 
coming out of the dugout to argue. Ventura's protest turned old-school when he 
kicked dirt over the plate. 

"We  made the  play and the guy  was out," said Ventura. "They don't take into 
consideration  the guy was out by a long shot, so I obviously don't agree with 
it." 

It  sparked a seven-run  rally for the Giants, who bounced back from a loss in 
the  series opener to avoid what would have been their third six-game slide of 
the season. 

Peavy (1-3) gave up four hits in seven innings, including a long solo homer to 
Adam  Dunn. He struck out three and walked three in his first win in 19 starts 
since  he beat  Toronto on April 25.  He had been winless in three starts with 
the Giants since they acquired him from the Red Sox last month. 

Jose Quintana (6-9) was lifted with two outs in the seventh and took the loss, 
his  second in a row. He was charged with four runs on four hits and two walks 
and struck out seven. 

Debate  over the possible  need for a home plate collision rule spiked in 2011 
after  Giants  catcher Buster Posey, then  the reigning NL Rookie of the Year, 
suffered a fractured fibula and torn ligaments in his left ankle at AT&T Park, 
ending his season. 

In  Tuesday's  series opener against  the Solid navy;background-color:yellow"> White Sox,  Posey was deemed to have 
been  standing out  of the way in  accordance with the new rule when he tagged 
Jordan  Danks out  in the 10th inning.  The Solid navy;background-color:yellow"> White Sox, after MLB confirmed the 
call, won the game anyway a batter later. 

Baseball's  collision  rule, No.  7.13 in  the books,  is sometimes called the 
"Posey Rule" because of the 2011 play. 

"I  know this rule  has created a lot of controversy and they're talking about 
maybe  tweaking it  in the offseason, but it's the rule," Giants manager Bruce 
Bochy said Wednesday. "You can't block the plate." 

"It  is what it is and we'll take it," Bochy said. "It's a good win. We needed 
it." 

Two key double plays allowed Peavy to face just one batter over the minimum in 
the first three innings, but Dunn homered for the second time in the series in 
the fourth inning, driving a fastball into San Francisco Bay to give the Whit
Sox the lead. 

Quintana  mostly coasted into the seventh inning, pitching out of a jam in the 
second  with  two runners on and  working around Posey's leadoff triple in the 
fourth.  Peavy escaped  out of a bases-loaded situation in the sixth on Alexei 
Ramirez's inning-ending pop up. 

In  the seventh, Angel Pagan added a two-run single and Hunter Pence and Posey 
also  had RBI  hits. The last two  Giants runs scored when Dunn, playing right 
field, chased Pablo Sandoval's fly ball into right-center and missed it. 

 
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