CHICAGO (AP) — Ryan Raburn hit a pair of solo home runs and Trevor Bauer pitched two-hit ball for seven innings as the Cleveland Indians beat the White Sox 3-2 Monday, ending Chicago’s four-game winning streak.
Raburn has eight multihomer games in his career, four of them against the White Sox. He connected both times against Chris Sale (12-8) and is 10 for 33 with four home runs lifetime versus the lefty ace.
Sale (12-8) struck out eight in seven innings. He has fanned 247 this year, nearing the single-season team record of 269 set by Ed Walsh in 1908.
Bauer (11-11) shrugged off a lack of command early to allow two runs on two hits in seven innings. He walked five and struck out six.
Cody Allen pitched the ninth for his 29th save, completing the combined three-hitter.
The White Sox took a 2-0 lead in the second before getting a hit. Bauer started the inning by walking Avisail Garcia, J.B. Shuck and Mike Olt on 12 pitches.
Carlos Sanchez drove in the first run by hitting with a groundout and Tyler Fowlers had a sacrifice fly.
The Indians tied it in the fourth on solo home runs by Mike Aviles and Raburn.
In the sixth inning, Raburn gave Cleveland a 3-2 lead when he hit another solo homer, a 425-foot drive over the left-field bullpen and into the bleachers.
Indians: RHP Carlos Carrasco (shoulder inflammation) will be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday and is scheduled to start the second game of the series.
White Sox: DH/1B Adam LaRoche missed the game with patella tendinitis in his right knee.
The series resumes Tuesday night with Indians RHP Carlos Carrasco (12-9, 3.53 ERA) facing rookie LHP Carlos Rodon (6-6, 4.10). This will be Rodon’s 21st start of the season. He is 2-2 with a 1.85 ERA in his last five starts.