Sep 13, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Chris Perez (right) celebrates with catcher Carlos Santana (left) after defeating the Chicago White Sox 3-1 at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago White Sox Fall to 31 Games Below .500 in 3-1 Loss


The Chicago White Sox dropped their 10th straight game to the Cleveland Indians Friday afternoon 3-1 at U.S. Cellular Field.

The Sox fell to a season-worse 31 games under .500 in the loss.

Asdrubal Cabrera singled in the third inning and scored on Drew Stubbs‘ soft single to give the Indians a 1-0 lead.

The Indians added two runs in the fifth inning while chasing left-handed starter Hector Santiago (4-9, 3.53 ERA). Nick Swisher led off with a walk before Jason Kipnis singled. Right-hander Jacob Petricka replaced Santiago and gave up a one-out RBI single to Ryan Raburn before hitting Cabrera to load the bases. Michael Brantley hit a sacrifice fly to left field to push the Indians’ lead to 3-0.

Santiago (4-9, 3.53 ERA) allowed six hits and three runs, struck out and walked three in four innings.

With two-out and runners on the corners, Paul Konerko hit a RBI single to center field in the bottom of the fifth off Indians reliever Bryan Shaw to cut the Indians’ lead to 3-1.

Indians’ starter Danny Salazar (1-2, 2.66 ERA) gave up four hits, struck out nine and walked two in just 3 2/3 innings.

The Sox fell to 30 games below .500 for the first time since 1976 on Thursday night and have 15 games remaining, 14 against the AL Central and one game against the Toronto Blue Jays.

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