White Sox Beat Indians 3-2, End 7-Game Skid
CHICAGO (AP) — Jose Abreu hit a pair of run-scoring singles against Cleveland ace Corey Kluber, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Indians 3-2 Wednesday night to stop a season-high, seven-game losing streak
Abreu put Chicago ahead for good in the seventh with his third hit of the game. Adam Eaton doubled with one out off Kluber (13-8) and advanced on Alexei Ramirez’s groundout, and Abreu drove in his AL-high 96th run.
Hector Noesi (8-9) allowed two runs and six hits in seven innings, improving to 5-2 in eight starts since the All-Star break.
Javy Guerra allowed Jason Kipnis’ one-out single in the ninth and hit Zach Walters with a pitch with two outs. Zach Putman relieved and retired Chris Dickerson on a flyout for his fourth save in five chances.
Kluber (13-8) lost consecutive starts for the first time this year, allowing three runs and nine hits in 6 1-3 innings with eight strikeouts. The Indians had won three straight
Michael Bourn’s run-scoring single put Cleveland ahead in the third. Chicago went ahead in the bottom half when Abreu hit an RBI single with two outs and scored on a double by Adam Dunn.
Lonnie Chisenhall wrapped a 339-foot homer around the right-field foul pole in the seventh, his 12th home run this season.
Eaton also tripled for the White Sox.
Indians: C Yan Gomes is expected to be available Friday when he comes off the seven-day concussion disabled list. Gomes took a foul ball off the mask last week against Minnesota.
White Sox: Manager Robin Ventura dismissed the notion that outfielder Avisail Garcia, who missed more than four months with a torn labrum in his left shoulder, has played hesitantly since returning from the DL and may still be ailing. “I don’t think so,” Ventura said. “That’s just the way he plays outfield.”
LHP John Danks (9-8, 4.96) takes is to start for the White Sox in the finale of the three-game series. He will face RHP Carlos Carrasco (5-4, 3.14), who is 2-0 since rejoining the Indians rotation on Aug. 10.
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