Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Despite using eight different pitchers, the
Cleveland Indians never trailed while piecing together a 3-1 victory for their
10th consecutive win over the AL Central basement-dwelling Chicago White Sox.
Ryan Raburn, Drew Stubbs and Michael Brantley provided the offense for the
Indians by knocking in a run each, and Bryan Shaw (4-3) was given the win
after tossing scoreless frames in the fifth and sixth innings.
Starter Danny Salazar fanned nearly every batter that made an out against him,
as the young righty struck out nine over 3 2/3 frames. He allowed four hits
and walked two in the 78-pitch outing.
Chris Perez stranded runners at first and second in the ninth, securing his
24th save and assuring that the Indians will stay at least within 1 1/2 games
of Tampa Bay for the second wild card spot in the American League. The Rays
will be in action later on Friday against Minnesota.
Hector Santiago (4-9) was charged with all three runs over four innings as
Chicago dropped its 13th game in 15 matchups with Cleveland this season.
Paul Konerko drove in a run for the White Sox, but stranded runners in his
last two at-bats, including a pair with his game-ending flyout in the ninth.
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