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Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Gordon Beckham homered and the Chicago Whit
Sox  took  a 2-1  decision from  the Cleveland  Indians in  the second test of 
a three-game set. 

The  game had two seperate rain delays, one that pushed the start time back 35 
minutes and another that lasted nearly two hours. 

Scott  Carroll (2-3)  earned the win after pitching three scoreless innings in 
relief  of Chicago  starter Chris Sale, who  allowed just one walk to go along 
with four strikeouts over three innings. 

Sale  took a  perfect game  into  the sixth  in  his last  outing against  the 
Yankees,  striking out 10 in a 3-2 win in his first start since a stint on the 
disabled list. 

Justin Masterson (2-4) took the loss after allowing one run over three innings 
before getting knocked out of the game due to the lengthy delay. 

The White Sox have taken the first two games of this set and sent the Indians 
to their third straight defeat and fourth in their last five games. 

Adam  Eaton  singled to lead off  the third and moved  over to third on a wild 
pitch from Masterson. Following a groundout from Beckham that allowed Eaton to 
advance to third, Conor Gillaspie poked a single to center that gave the Whit
Sox a 1-0 lead. 

Then  the  second batch  of rain  came through  the Chicago  area and play was 
suspended for an hour and 58 minutes. 

Coming  out  of the break, Michael  Brantley extended his hitting streak to 13 
games  by giving Cleveland  its first base runner of the night with one out in 
the  fourth. Ryan Raburn  followed with a single to center that put runners at 
the  corners, but  Yan Gomes popped out to Gillaspie in foul territory. Pinch- 
hitter  Lonnie Chisenhall  flied out to the  warning track in right to end the 
inning. 

Beckham  knocked  out his fourth homer  of the year  to lead off the fifth and 
increase the cushion to 2-0. 

With runners at the corners in the seventh, Mike Aviles got the Indians on the 
board with an RBI groundout. 

Chicago appeared to have added some insurance in the eighth, but Michael Bourn 
had other ideas. 

Paul  Konerko  drove a  Cody Allen  offering to  deep right-center where Bourn 
tracked  the  fly, then leaped  at the wall hauling  in the potential home run 
for the second out of the frame to keep the one-run deficit intact. 

Ronald  Belisario  pitched a scoreless  ninth to record  his third save of the 
season. 

                                   Game Notes 

Masterson  entered  the contest with  a 5-0 record and  1.65 ERA in six starts 
against  Chicago  since the start  of last  season ... Cleveland placed Carlos 
Santana  on the seven-day disabled list due to concussion-like symptoms, while 
Nick  Swisher landed  on the  15-day  DL with  a hyperextended  left knee  ... 
Chicago  improved to 6-3 against Cleveland this season ... The Indians were 0- 
for-5 with runners in scoring position. 

 
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