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Gomes' HR pushes Indians past White Sox

Cleveland,  OH  (SportsNetwork.com) -  Yan Gomes came  through with a go-ahead 
two-run  homer  in the bottom  of the eighth  inning that lifted the Cleveland 
Indians  to a 3-2  victory over the Chicago White Sox in the rubber match of a 
three-game series. 

Gomes  followed a single by Nick Swisher with an opposite-field blast off Javy 
Guerra  (0-2)  that sent Cleveland  ahead for good after  the Tribe blew a 1-0 
lead in the top of the eighth. 

Gomes  also  knocked in  the Indians'  other run  with a second-inning single, 
while  Trevor  Bauer struck out a  career-high 10 batters over 6 2/3 scoreless 
innings despite not factoring in the decision. 

Leury  Garcia and  Gordon Beckham each recorded RBI singles against Bryan Shaw 
(4-1) in the White Sox' half of the eighth to temporarily erase a 1-0 deficit. 
Garcia  finished 2-for-4,  while MLB home run leader Jose Abreu had three hits 
-- though all were singles. 

Chicago,  which lost four  of its last five games prior to the All-Star break, 
also  received a  solid  outing from  starter John  Danks.  The veteran  lefty 
scattered seven hits while yielding just one run over seven innings. 

"We  need to go  out and play better baseball all the way around," Danks said. 
"We just have to put it all together." 

Shaw  spoiled Bauer's strong performance by being tagged for three hits in the 
top of the eighth, but Gomes picked up the reliever by hammering a slider from 
Guerra into the right-field bullpen to put the Indians back in front. 

"I  was just  trying to do the  same thing Swisher did," Gomes said. "I didn't 
think I was going to (hit a home run) but it felt pretty good." 

Cody  Allen then finished  the job in the ninth, fanning two while setting the 
side down in order to notch his 12th save. 

The White Sox stranded 10 runners over the first seven innings and 12 in all, 
but  were finally able  to break out with a couple of clutch hits while down a 
run in the eighth. 

Conor  Gillaspie began  the  rally  with a  one-out  single  against Shaw  and 
advanced to second on a wild pitch before Beckham -- mired in a 2-for-36 slump 
-- laced a base hit up the middle to forge a 1-1 tie. 

After  a Tyler Flowers grounder pushed Beckham to second, Garcia singled under 
the  glove of  Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis to briefly give Chicago the 
lead. 

Cleveland  had  its own struggles with  men in scoring position throughout the 
contest, though it managed to push home an early run when back-to-back singles 
by Swisher and Gomes followed Danks' walk to Ryan Raburn in the second. 

The White Sox had their best chance  against Bauer in the top of the second, 
recording  three  singles against the  right-hander during the frame. However, 
Gillaspie  was doubled off of first base when casually retreating on Beckham's 
fly ball to left fielder Mike Aviles to help kill the scoring chance. 

Chicago  later put the  first two men aboard in the sixth, but Bauer prevented 
any damage by striking out Beckham and Garcia around a groundout. 

                                   Game Notes 

The White Sox recalled infielder Carlos Sanchez from Triple-A Charlotte before 
the  game to fill  in for All-Star shortstop Alexei Ramirez (back). He went 0- 
for-5  and committed an error in his MLB debut ... Danks made his 200th career 
start ... Abreu, seeking to become the first rookie since Mark McGwire in 1987 
to  lead  the majors  in homers at  the break, extended  his hitting streak to 
eight  games ... Chicago  fell to 3-12 at Progressive Field since the start of 
the 2013 season. 

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