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.
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.
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.
Kluber gave up six hits and two runs, struck out two and walked one in five innings for the Indians.