Sep 12, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Cleveland Indians right fielder Ryan Raburn (9) is congratulated by teammates Carlos Santana (41) and Jason Kipnis (right) after hitting a three-run home run against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports
Chicago White Sox left-hander John Danks fell to 0-6 at home against the Cleveland Indians after allowing seven runs on nine hits and four walks in four innings with a 14-3 loss to the Indians on Thursday night at U.S. Cellular Field.
The first four Indians runs came on two home runs in the first inning and Sox reliever Charlie Leesman gave up seven runs in the fifth inning.
Nick Swisher hit a solo home run and Ryan Raburn added a three-run blast in the first inning off Danks (4-12, 4.73 ERA) for a 4-0 Indians lead.
Sox third baseman Marcus Semien committed a fielding error in the second inning that allowed Swisher to reach base before he scored on Jason Kipnis‘ RBI double to push the Indians lead to 5-0.
Paul Konerko hit a solo home run to left-center field to cut the Indians lead to 5-1. It was his 11th of the season.
Yan Gomes doubled to center field in the third inning off Indians right-hander Corey Kluber (9-5, 3.55 ERA) and scored on Mike Aviles‘ sacrifice fly to push the Indians ahead 6-1.
Semien led off the bottom of the third with a ground-rule double, and Alejandro De Aza‘s RBI closed the gap to 6-2.
Michael Bourn hit a triple to start the fourth and scored on Kipnis’ sacrifice fly to give the Indians’ a 7-2 lead. Asdrubal Cabrera would add a solo home run off Leesman in the fifth inning for a 8-2 Indians’ lead before a brief rain delay.
The Indians scored seven runs in the fifth off Leesman and Dylan Axelrod to push the Indians’ lead to 14-2.
In the eighth, Jeff Keppinger added a Sox run on Dayan Viciedo‘s sacrifice fly.
Kluber gave up six hits and two runs, struck out two and walked one in five innings for the Indians.
Sox left-hander Hector Santiago (4-8, 3.44 ERA) and Indians right-hander Danny Salazar (1-2, 2.92 ERA) are the starters for Friday’s game in Cleveland at 1:10 p.m. CT (WGN/WSCR 670).
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