White Sox lose again, 5-4 to Cleveland
CHICAGO (AP) — Pinch-hitter Brandon Guyer was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and two outs in the ninth inning for the go-ahead run and the Cleveland Indians won their ninth straight game, beating the Chicago White Sox 5-4 on Saturday night.
Indians starter Corey Kluber struck out 12. The AL Central leaders sent the White Sox to their 14th loss in 15 games.
It was 4-all when Aaron Bummer (0-1) walked Carlos Santana with two outs in the ninth and Austin Jackson singled. Gregory Infante relieved and hit Yan Gomes with a pitch, then plunked Guyer in the shoulder to force in a run.
Andrew Miller (4-3) pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings for the win. Cody Allen got three outs for his 19th save.
Jose Abreu homered for Chicago.
Kluber allowed four runs on nine hits in 6 1/3 innings. He has had double-digit strikeouts in eight of his last nine starts.
Edwin Encarnacion hit an RBI single during a three-run third that made it 4-0.
Abreu hit his 19th homer, a three-run drive, in the bottom half.
The White Sox tied it at 4 in the sixth on a bloop double by Tim Anderson.