CHICAGO — Brett Lawrie broke a fifth-inning tie with a three-run homer, Todd Frazier added his 14th of the season and the Chicago White Sox held on for a 7-6 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Monday in the opener of a doubleheader.
Austin Jackson added three hits and two RBIs, Mat Latos (6-1) allowed three runs over six innings and David Robertson pitched a hitless ninth for his 12th save in Chicago’s second consecutive win.
Marlon Byrd’s two-run homer in the fifth off Latos tied it at 3 a half-inning before Lawrie sent Mike Clevinger’s fastball into the left-field seats.
Clevinger (0-1) gave up seven hits over five innings in his second big league start.
Mike Napoli had a solo homer and an RBI groundout, and Jose Ramirez’s two-run homer in the eighth off Matt Albers got the Indians within a run before they dropped their third straight.