Sep 13, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Cleveland Indians outfielders Michael Bourn (left) , Drew Stubbs (middle) and Michael Brantley (right) celebrate after defeating the Chicago White Sox 3-1 at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports
Chicago White Sox starter Andre Rienzo gave up two home runs in a 8-1 loss to the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night at U.S. Cellular Field.
The Sox are now 32 games below .500 after losing their 11th straight against the Indians and 15 of their last 17 overall.
Two home runs to right-center field in the fourth inning gave the Indians an early 5-0 lead. With one-out, Asdrubal Cabrera hit a two-run home run and Lonnie Chisenhall added a three-run home run.
Carlos Santana hit a two-run RBI single that bounced off Sox shortshop Alexei Ramirez‘s glove in the sixth inning to push the Indians lead to 7-0.
Josh Ramirez tripled to center field in the ninth inning off Sox reliever Addison Reed and scored on Ryan Raburn‘s sacrifice fly to put the Indians ahead 8-0.
Avisail Garcia scored the lone Sox run in the ninth inning on Josh Phegley‘s sacrifice fly.
Indians starter Ubaldo Jimenez (12-9, 3.49 ERA) went 8 1/3 innings, gave up eight hits and one run, struck out eight and walked one.
Rienzo (2-2, 5.04 ERA) allowed seven hits and five runs, struck out two and walked four in four innings.
Sox first baseman and designated hitter Adam Dunn was not in the lineup.
Sox left-hander Chris Sale (11-12, 2.90 ERA) and Indians right-hander Zach McAllister (7-9, 4.11 ERA) are the starters for Sunday afternoon’s game at 1:10 p.m. CT (CSN/WSCR 670).
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