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Chicago,  IL (SportsNetwork.com)  - Jose Abreu knocked in three runs on a pair 
of homers, helping the Chicago White Sox post a 7-3 victory over the Cleveland 
Indians to end a string of 14 consecutive losses to their AL Central rivals. 

Alexei  Ramirez also had  a pair of hits, including a solo homer, and his two- 
run  double in  the fourth inning snapped  a 3-3 tie before John Danks and two 
relievers finished off the opener of this four-game series. 

Danks  (1-0)  rebounded from a  rocky start to hold  the Indians to three runs 
over  six  innings,  with  Daniel  Webb and  Matt  Lindstrom  not  allowing  a 
baserunner over the final three frames. 

Adam  Eaton  went 2-for-4 with an  RBI single for Chicago, which hadn't bested 
the Tribe since Apr. 24 of last season and found out prior to the contest that 
starting  right fielder Avisail Garcia would require season-ending surgery for 
a shoulder injury he sustained in Wednesday's loss at Colorado. 

Cleveland's Danny Salazar (0-1) racked up 10 strikeouts in just 3 2/3 innings, 
but  served up two of the White Sox' three homers and was tagged for five runs 

"When  (Salazar)  made a mistake, because  they had seen so many pitches, they 
did some damage with them," Cleveland manager Terry Francona said of Salazar's 

Asdrubal  Cabrera  finished 2-for-4 with a  solo homer and two runs scored for 
the Indians, with Ryan Raburn also collecting two hits and an RBI in the loss, 
Cleveland's fourth in six outings after a 3-1 start. 

Salazar  fanned six of the first seven Chicago hitters and was staked to a 3-1 
lead  after  2 1/2  innings, but  quickly coughed it  up in  the bottom of the 
third.  Ramirez  drilled a homer to  left to begin  the White Sox' half of the 
frame  and Adrian Nieto  reached on a single before advancing on a wild pitch, 
which was followed by Eaton's base hit to right that knotted the score. 

The  young righty ran into more trouble an inning later, surrendering a single 
to  Dayan  Viciedo and walking Alejandro  De Aza prior to Ramirez sending both 
runners home with a long double into the gap in right center. 

Abreu  made it a  6-3 game by slugging his second homer of the game and fourth 
in three days, a line-drive shot off reliever Josh Outman in the fifth. 

Danks, meanwhile, didn't have his night start off well, as Cabrera smacked his 
second pitch of the game for a double and Nick Swisher drew a walk in front of 
Jason  Kipnis' RBI single. Swisher later crossed the plate on a Raburn sac fly 
to quickly give Cleveland a 2-0 edge. 

Abreu,  the only  batter to  make contact  off Salazar  through the  first two 
innings,  cut  the deficit  in half  with a  mammoth homer  in the second, but 
Cabrera  countered  with a long  ball of his  own to open  the third for a 3-1 
Indians' advantage. 

Danks  kept Cleveland off the board over the remainder of his stint, finishing 
it off by getting Yan Gomes to fly out with two aboard in the top of the sixth 
and the tying run at the plate. 

"I  feel  like from the third  inning on I was  able to throw the ball where I 
wanted  to," Danks said. "It was kind of a tale of two games, but like I said, 
I've never had a bad win." 

Chicago tacked on an insurance run in the seventh, with Eaton leading off with 
a double and eventually coming home on Abreu's fielder's choice grounder. 

                                   Game Notes 

The Indians went 17-2 overall against Chicago last season ... Cleveland placed 
infielder  Lonnie Chisenhall  on  the  paternity list  before  the game,  with 
infielder  Justin  Sellers recalled from  Triple-A Columbus to fill the roster 
spot ... Danks had been 0-6 with a 7.17 ERA in his previous starts against the 
Indians  at  U.S. Cellular  Field ...  Kipnis, a  Chicago-area native, has hit 
safely in 19 of his 20 career games at U.S. Cellular Field. 

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