It seemed like a good move at the time.

Indians leadoff batter Michael Bourn homered on the first pitch of the first inning Sunday against White Sox right-hander Jake Peavy.

The Tribe led. Progressive Field erupted.

By the time Bourn returned to the dugout, though, the Indians were in trouble. They just didn't know it yet.

Bourn's homer was akin to poking a grizzly in the eye. Most of Peavy's remaining 103 pitches were nasty, and the so-so ones still were good enough.

Peavy struck out 11 in seven innings as the foundation for Chicago's 3-1 victory in front of 11,682 paid. Paul Konerko did his requisite damage against the Indians, belting a two-run homer in the sixth.

The Indians slipped to 5-6 overall, 2-3 at home. The White Sox (5-7) snapped a five-game skid.

"It's like I got Peavy going after I hit that homer," Bourn said. "He got even more fired up. He was tough on us. He's a competitor, one of the best competitors the league has seen. He's going to bring it every time."

Bourn finished 3-for-4, but it rang hollow. He is sidelined indefinitely after getting five stitches for a cut on his right index finger. He suffered the injury during a head-first slide into first in the eighth.

Bourn had two hits in three at-bats against Peavy (2-1, 3.93 ERA). His teammates went 2-for-22 against him. The only Indian to reach second base through seven innings was Bourn during the trot around the bases.

"Bourny snuck up and kind of ambushed Peavy on the first pitch of the game," Indians manager Terry Francona said. "After that, we didn't have many opportunities to score until late. He's just a really good, veteran pitcher."