Chicago White Sox Swept in 4-Hour Rain Delayed Game

Sep 12, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Cleveland Indians first baseman Nick Swisher (left) is congratulated by third base coach Brad Mills (2) after hitting a solo home run against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Even with an extra 4 hours, 23 minutes to prepare due to the rain delay the Chicago White Sox could not stop the Cleveland Indians, who won 7-1 for their 12th straight victory over the Sox this season on Sunday night at rain-soaked U.S. Cellular Field.

In the Sox’s 15th loss in 17 games, they had six hits off Indians starter Zach McAllister (8-9, 3.96 ERA), who allowed one run in 6 2/3 innings. The Indians hit four home runs off the Sox pitching and outscored them 32-6 in the four-game series.

Matt Carson hit an RBI single in the second inning and his first home run of the season in the fifth inning off Sox starter Chris Sale (11-13, 3.08 ERA) to give the Indians a 2-0 lead.

Nick Swisher added another solo home run in the sixth inning before Asdrubal Cabrera‘s three-run shot to left field put the Indians ahead 6-0. Swisher hit his second home run of the night in the ninth inning off Sox right-handed reliever Ramon Troncoso.

Sox catcher Josh Phegley hit a sharp line drive RBI single to center field in the seventh inning for the Sox lone run.

Sox right-hander Erik Johnson (0-2, 4.66 ERA) and Minnesota Twins right-hander Liam Henriks (1-2, 5.25 ERA) are the starters for the three-game series opener in Chicago Monday night at 7:10 p.m. CT (CSN/WSCR 670).

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Topics: Chicago White Sox, Chris Sale, Mlb

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