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.
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).