Chisenhall homers to lead Tomlin, Indians over White Sox 6-3

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CLEVELAND — Josh Tomlin pitched 5 2-3 scoreless innings, Lonnie Chisenhall had a two-run homer and three RBIs, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago White Sox 6-3 Sunday.

Cleveland (74-74) entered four games behind Houston for the AL’s second wild card, also trailing the Los Angeles Angels and Minnesota. The Indians have alternated wins and losses over their past eight games.

Tomlin (6-2) allowed four hits and matched a season high with eight strikeouts, matching a season high. Cody Allen, the Indians’ fifth pitcher, worked the ninth for his 31st save in 35 chances.

Chisenhall’s homer highlighted a three-run second inning against John Danks (7-13), and he added an RBI single in the sixth. Rookie Francisco Lindor had an RBI single in the second and a sacrifice fly in the sixth.

Danks gave up three runs and seven hits in five innings, falling to 5-14 against Cleveland.

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